Family Services Partner


IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION AN APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED.
Please go to our website: www.cookinletnativeheadstart.net and fill out an application.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing family support services including implementing, coordinating, and providing direct case management services to families enrolled in CINHS Program in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Develop relationships with parents and structure services to encourage trust and respectful, ongoing two-way communication between staff and parents to create welcoming program environments that incorporate the unique cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds of families in the program and community.
• Conduct outreach, recruitment, and enrollment.
• Provide orientation on philosophy of program and services provided;
• Implement strategies including home visits to learn about families and the changing community.
• Collaborate with families in a family partnership process that identifies needs, interests, strengths, goals, and services and resources that support family well-being, including family safety, health, and economic stability.
• Advocate for the family and support them in advocating for themselves.
• Follow-up with the family on the progress toward meeting their goals and any needed revisions to the plan.
• Assist with transitions to other programs, communities and schools.
• Offer parents opportunities to be involved in group activities, including policy groups and educational activities based on interest and need.
• Identify common interests and needs of parents in order to plan appropriate activities.
• Provide opportunities for children and families to participate in family literacy services.
• Offer opportunities for parents to participate in a research-based parenting curriculum that builds on parents' knowledge and offers parents the opportunity to practice parenting skills to promote children's learning and development.
• Provide parents with information about the importance of regular attendance, and partner with them, as necessary, to promote consistent attendance.
• Support families in accessing other community resources.
• Research and keep up-to-date on program and community resources.
• Refer families to community resources and follow-up on the effectiveness of referrals.
• Promote community partnerships that will improve supports to families.
• Assist families in crisis.
• Contribute to effective program practices and maintain a commitment to professionalism.
• Perform record-keeping and internal and external reporting tasks in a timely and objective fashion.
• Effectively utilize supervisory professional development and technical assistance resources to improve competence.
• Contribute to and participate in strategic planning, program self-assessment and other efforts to improve program services and agency responsiveness to families.
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.

NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
• Must be familiar with Alaska Native/American Indian heritage and culture and must be able to serve and effectively communicate with the children and families enrolled in the CINHS program.
• Knowledge of state child abuse and neglect reporting laws.
• Knowledge of health and social services guidelines.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the Alaska Native Cultures.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Basic computer proficiency skills.
• Ability to work with diverse cultural groups and persons from both urban and rural settings.
• Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults including staff and parents in cross cultural situations.
• Ability to perform job with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Knowledge of basic childhood development.
• Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
• Flexibility with respect to time and days able to work, as well as work tasks.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Diploma or GED.
• Two (2) years of experience working in the field of Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Mental Health, or a related
field OR; an A.A. degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education OR; a Family Development Credential with one (1)
year of experience in Head Start or other program for children.
• Current Alaska driver's license. Must be at least 21 years old with a clean driving record and proof of insurance.
• CPR/First Aid certification within six (6) months of hire.
• Must successfully complete TB and hepatitis screening exams and any required vaccinations.
• Must be able to pass a criminal background check as required by state and federal law.
• Willingness to work in the homes of families residing in high-risk communities.

Would you like to work with children? Are you a current or former Head Start parent? We encourage you to apply! Cook Inlet Native Head Start is a non-profit corporation established solely to operate the Tribal Head Start program, providing early childhood education services as well as quality family related services for the Native population in Anchorage, AK. All position descriptions can be located on our website at www.cookinletnativeheadstart.net or stop by to pick up an application. You can apply electronically at our website or turn in your application to the front desk (6901 E. Tudor Rd). Cook Inlet Native Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work involves considerable sitting, standing, walking, bending, and lifting on a daily basis. Employee must be able to respond when needed by prompt appearance at a required location. Employee must be able to work under physically and emotionally stressed conditions and may be occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats from angry, hostile, or disgruntled community and/or family members. The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases. Travel will be required.

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT AN APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED.

Anchorage, AK

4 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2020-10-16