NAPPR
  • 30-Aug-2017 to 29-Oct-2017 (MST)
  • Early Head Start
  • NM, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assures compliance with all Head Start Performance Standards, applicable accreditation standards and other applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures as they pertain to the Family/Community Partnership/ERSEA components of NAPPR's Early Head Start program. Provides support, training and guidance to Early Head Start staff and families. Assures coordination and collaboration across all Early Head Start components and program functions. Assures collaboration with community partners/resources.   Advocates for child rights and protection, reporting suspected child abuse and neglect as necessary. Serves as a member of the Early Head Start Management Team, leading and participating in program initiatives, providing back up supervision and direction to staff as needed in the absence of their direct supervisor and assists the EHS Director as needed in all aspects of EHS Management. All NAPPR employees are expected to demonstrate integrity and focus on NAPPR's mission throughout all aspects of their work.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Lead the development, implementation, review and revision of designated service area plans, policies, procedures, strategies and activities
  2. Plan, conduct and actively participate in internal and external quality measurement, community needs assessment, self-assessment and monitoring, assisting with the determination of responses and programmatic changes/revisions in response to findings for designated service area(s)
  3. Enter, track, analyze and use individualized and aggregate data for reporting, quality control and planning for designated service area(s)
  4. Lead the development and implementation of strategies to support the active involvement of parents, including fathers and other male role models in all programmatic activities, training opportunities and service provision
  5. Monitor family and community partnership agreements, tracks outcomes, analyzes trends and determine revisions to processes for continuous quality improvement
  6. Assist EHS Director in recruiting, training and maintaining active membership in the Parent Committee and Policy Council, attending and participating in Parent Committee and Policy Council meetings as appropriate
  7. Develop and maintain relationships with parents, community resources and other partners to assure a comprehensive system of services for families with young children
  8. Lead the development and implementation of recruitment activities and strategies to ensure consistent and accurate enrollment of eligible children/families and pregnant women in EHS services
  9. Provide individualized short-term support to families/children, use professional judgment in determining appropriate referrals for on-going support and/or treatment
  10. Determine child/family eligibility in compliance with mandated federal standards and coordinate, monitor and supervise all enrollment activities in order to facilitate full caseloads/classrooms
  11. Develop/provide training and individualized support for staff and parents regarding Family/Community partnerships and ERSEA
  12. Recruit and enroll families for center and home based Early Head Start program and conduct initial intake visits and meetings

 

 

OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in organizational outreach activities as appropriate
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Department Director
  • Education Requirements
  • At least an Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Family/Social Services, Human Services or other related field

 

  • Experience Requirements
  • At least 2 years' experience in Early Head Start/Head Start or other child care/child development program
  • At least 1 year experience establishing/maintaining successful relationships with a variety of individuals including parents, family members and community resources in a work environment
  • Experience with providing culturally appropriate services and experience and/or knowledge of Reflective Practices, best practices, child development, children's medical and developmental needs, family environmental risk factors and community resources for family supports is highly desirable.
  • Participation as a parent/child in Head Start or Early Head Start is highly desirable
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