Family Support Provider
Doylestown, PA 
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Job Description

Family Support Provider

Bucks County

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of students?


ESS, a leading educational staffing company, has dozens of paraprofessional opportunities in our partnering school districts throughout the U.S.

Responsibilities

Program Development and Planning:

  • Works with center staff to integrate family partnership goals and to ensure integration of the classroom curriculum.
  • Participates in team management functions of planning, implementing and evaluating Family and Community Partnership goals and objectives.
  • Participates in in-service, workshops and conferences to enhance skills.

Program Implementation:

  • Recruits prospective families and assists with enrollment process.
  • Conducts home visits to facilitate family plans, assists families in achieving identified goals and follows up on referrals. Acts as a case manager and works cooperatively with local agencies to assist families to access services in the local community.
  • Assists with the completion of child health screens, other required screenings, and assessments and is familiar with referral requirements.
  • Regularly shares information with teachers to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families.
  • Provides health, safety and family literacy activities to parents, as appropriate.
  • Assists center staff to promote parent involvement in the program as a classroom visitor, volunteer, employee, and/or participant in family events.
  • Coordinates and advocates for services with community agencies.
  • Develops a working knowledge of community resources. At least annually, contacts major agencies for service delivery updates and Community Resource Guide updates.
  • Refers families for emergency or crisis assistance.
  • Enters child and family information into Child Plus System.
  • Coordinates or refers families to opportunities for continuing education, employment training and other employment services through formal or informal networking in the community.
  • Assists other program staff to offer (either directly or through referral to local entities) to parents of participating children training instruction and support services.
  • Provides to each participating family a family needs assessment.
  • Performs community outreach to encourage individuals previously unaffiliated with Head Start/Early Head Start program to participate in its Head Start/Early Head Start program as volunteers.
  • Informs families about the availability of child support and refers eligible parents to child support offices of State and local governments.
  • Attends parent/teacher conferences, as requested.
  • Assists Center Lead with Center Committee meetings, Family Nights, socializations and other parent activities.
  • Assists families in making the transition into and out of the Early Head Start/Head Start Program.
  • Provides to parents of limited English proficient children outreach and information in a language that the parents can understand.

Record keeping

  • Documents efforts to assist families in identifying their strengths, needs and sufficiency goals. Performs data entry functions as necessary to keep files up-to-date. Uses HSFIS/Child Plus or other database software.
  • Tracks family partnership efforts and outcomes. Documents efforts to support parents in establishing strong community ties, such as finding a "medical home".
  • Records, monitors and follows up on referrals for support services.
  • Submits reports as needed and requested, such as monthly summary tracking reports.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associates Degree in a Human Services field
  • Standard clearances and health forms will be required before hire

ESS Advantages

  • We offer benefits - medical, dental, vision, 401k, and more!
  • You'll receive training and ongoing support
  • Employee discount program and bonus opportunities


About ESS

As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 23 years, we have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. Our team serves over 5 million students with a pool of 92,000 substitute and permanent employees throughout 34 states. Internally, the ESS team is comprised of 650 individuals with a passion for education working together to ensure our 900 partner districts experience valuable education every day.

We provide our employees with the ability to work in school districts across the country in addition to benefits, comprehensive training, flexible work schedules, and professional development.


ESS Diversity Statement

ESS continuously works to create an environment where all its employees - regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, age or abilities - can work to the fullest of their potential in a fair and welcoming space. Believing that a diverse company is more innovative and successful, we have embraced diversity to ensure that we are empowered to make sure that "Every day counts" for our employees, the students, and the schools we serve nationwide.


ESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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Job Summary
Company
ESS
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
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