Description: Work collaboratively with the families to identify the family’s goals, strengths, and secure necessary services. To form a partnership with parents and families to develop, plan, and implement positive early childhood experiences. Assist families in completing original enrollment applications for their child or children and ensure all necessary documents for enrollment are collected and filed with the application. Develop and implement, follow-up and document the family’s Individualized Family Partnership Agreement.
Specific Job Duties
- Create goals for individual families informing each of community services and resources available.
- Emergency or crisis assistance in areas such as food, housing, clothing and transportation.
- Education and other appropriate intervention, including opportunities for parents to participate in counseling programs or to receive information on mental health issues that put families at risk.
- Opportunities for continuing education and employment training and other employment services through formal and informal networks in the community.
- Work collaboratively with all families to identify and continually access, directly or through referrals, services and resources that are responsive to each family’s interests and goals, including services to children with disabilities.
- Schedule and/or document appointments for medical, dental, and disability screenings, evaluations, and complete follow-ups as needed. Assisting families as needed in developing and maintaining a medical home.
- Center Base Staff: Monitor classroom absences to ensure an average daily attendance rate of 85%. Check on children whose absences exceed two days without an explanation. Home Visitor: Monitor absences as applicable.
- Secure resources and receive donations from the community; complete In-Kind forms for all donated goods, services, and volunteer hours.
- Attend and assist with parent committee meetings within their assigned caseload; encourage family participation and parent involvement including child development and education.
- Conduct initial home visit or center visit or alternate location as desired by family. Follow-up visits will be conducted in person as needed to complete the Individualized Family Partnership Agreement.
- Home Visitor: Coordinate experiences and opportunities during planned weekly home visits and bi-monthly socializations with the parent that allows infants and toddlers to maximize their growth and develop across all domains by implementing an individualized plan based on both formal and informal assessments.
- Home Visitor: Schedule, support, and follow through with developmental screening of infants and toddlers in collaboration with their family.
- Provide direct services to pregnant woman that are enrolled in the program-utilizing Partners for a Healthy Baby Curriculum and other resources as needed.
Education & Experience: Bachelors degree in human services or social services. Experience in a social work capacity in providing services to children and families and/or experience working with young children.
Benefits: EEC offers a generous benefit package including PTO, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision insurance, company-funded retirement plan, employee funded (401(k), Teladoc, company-funded life insurance.
Apply: Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at Early Education and Care, Inc. 2928 East 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401, on this website, or on our Facebook page. EOE M/F/V/D Drug Free