Empowering families to grow strong together is the central focus of the Family Engagement Coordinator. The coordinator will supervise a critical content area involving all things parents and parenting adults, providing much-needed support services to Community Action Head Start families, from early childhood education to mental health, disabilities, health, and nutrition. Enhancing life practices. Living your best life. Are you a socially conscious, dedicated individual who is committed to building a better future for children, families, and communities? If so, join us as we improve our ability to prepare every child for the first day of school and beyond.

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Family Engagement and Health, the Family Engagement and Health Coordinator (FEH Coordinator) is responsible for executing high-quality, two-generation strategies to support families of young children and build nurturing environments to promote children’s school readiness and healthy development. Additionally, the FEH Coordinator assists in coaching a team of Social Services Advocates to ensure parents and family members receive all services designated in national Head Start Performance Standards as administered by the Community Action Program Committee, Inc.-Pensacola. The FEH Coordinator’s mission is to fully implement all aspects of Head Start family engagement; ERSEA; and health services. By distributing workload and creating collaboration among the family engagement team, the coordinator will help produce the best outcomes possible on the path toward school readiness and family self-sufficiency.

• Open Date: October 1, 2021 Closing Date: Open until filled

• Salary: $29.02 per hour / 40 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

• FLSA Classification: Exempt – Benefits Eligible

Overview:  Reporting to the Director of Family Engagement and Health, the Family Engagement and Health Coordinator (FEH Coordinator) is responsible for executing high-quality, two-generation strategies to support families of young children and build nurturing environments to promote children’s school readiness and healthy development. Additionally, the FEH Coordinator assists in coaching a team of Social Services Advocates to ensure parents and family members receive all services designated in national Head Start Performance Standards as administered by the Community Action Program Committee, Inc.-Pensacola. The FEH Coordinator’s mission is to fully implement all aspects of Head Start family engagement; ERSEA; and health services. By distributing workload and creating collaboration among the family engagement team, the coordinator will help produce the best outcomes possible on the path toward school readiness and family self-sufficiency.

The FEH Coordinator will take the lead in executing the following activities:

  • Provide and track direct social services to meet family needs including crisis intervention as well as issuing referrals and executing follow-ups on services that go beyond the scope of Head Start.
  • Represent the agency as a community resource regarding agency services and programs to assist low-income individuals and families.
  • In collaboration with the human resources team, plan and oversee interviewing, onboarding, and continuous education and training processes for the family services team.
  • Establish a working relationship with health service providers, their suite of programs and services, and their staff.
  • Provide a written communication plan to parents about relevant community events and services, Head Start events and activities, and information to develop and maintain healthy families.
  • Plan and attend all Parent Center Committee meetings and other parent meetings, serving as staff advisor and working with officers to prepare agendas and conduct meetings.
  • Maintain accurate, efficient, complete, confidential, and current records on each child within the assigned Input accurate data into the central database management system within designated timeframes.
  • Secure health-related information from parents and children needing medical and dental services, including written consent and follow-through. Oversee the completion of screenings for all center children within designated time limits. Assist social services advocates in helping families obtain consistent family health and dental provider.
  • Assist with transporting children to and from providers, if needed. Provide consistent and kind discipline and supervision to children who are attending appointments for services.
  • Work with the nutrition team to provide individualized services to children and families. Communicate with staff any requests made about a child’s physical, emotional, and/or nutritional status.
  • Participate actively in continuous improvement activities, including the annual Agency Self-Assessment, making recommendations for improvements, and executing improvement plans where appropriate.
  • Participates in filling critical staffing gaps as needed.
  • Adheres to professional standards of ethics.

Education/Experience: BA/BS in social work, human services, or related field required. A master’s degree in social work, public health, or a relevant field is preferred.  Prefer 3-5 years of experience in coaching.   *A minimum of 5 years of working directly with the public in some capacityExperience in community-based interventions to improve outcomes for low-income families and communities, with direct experience developing and implementing program strategies, 3+ years experience in the family and community engagement field, including experience in coaching, supervision, program management and providing technical assistance, experience assisting families of young children to act as full partners to promote their children’s school readiness and overall healthy development, expertise in national family engagement models preferred, strong analytical skills to quickly assess situations, identify trends, develop solutions and, apply critical assessments to the larger context.

The Community Action Program Committee, Inc is an EOE; participates in E-Verify; and Advocates for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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