The Family Service Coordinator (FSC) manages a caseload of families participating in the Head Start and/or Early Head Start program, providing ongoing support, in partnership with families, that is responsive to their needs. The FSC develops trusting partnerships with families. The FSC supports families in using family strengths to build skills for self-sufficiency, improved quality of life and parenting interactions that help children become ready for school and life.
The FSC assists families in identifying and reaching their own goals. In collaboration from families, other program team members and community partners, the FSC supports families in developing skills for leadership and advocacy for their children. The FSC documents all family development services to show a clear picture of the families’ needs, strengths and growth.
The FSC has direct responsibility for tasks associated with the Eligibility, Recruitment, Selections, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards, including the proper determination of family eligibility, ongoing recruitment and selection of families, preservation of full enrollment and support for regular attendance of children.
As a front line representative of Save the Children, the FSC is required to ensure the safety and security of Head Start children and families with whom they encounter, and adhere to the agency’s values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.
As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with children on a routine basis, you are expected to help prevent child abuse in every situation by striving to minimize risk to children through mental awareness and good practice. You must take positive steps to protect children who may be a subject of concern, and report and respond to any instance of child abuse.
Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10 pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping. This also includes some duties that require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding and computer use.
Clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and pass all state and local health requirements required post job offer and prior to employment. To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Save the Children Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Save the Children Head Start. Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
· Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
· Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
· Vision Insurance
· Life Insurance
· Employee Assistance Program
· Paid Holidays
· Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
· Language learning opportunities
· Continuous Improvement skill development programs
· Brown Bag information sharing sessions
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.