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Social Service Coordinator

WHEDco


Description
The Social Service Coordinator is a professional position responsible for the coordination of the Social Services/Parent Engagement components of the Head Start Program. The Social Service Coordinator will plan, implement, coordinate and advocate for the delivery of services for preschool children and their families. S/he will enhance parent-child relationships, improve child development outcomes, ensure preventative health care, and facilitate parental self-sufficiency through education, employment, and personal support systems.

Responsibilities:

•Develops and maintains a system whereby children and families enrolled in the program are provided with comprehensive child and family development services either by the program or through referral to other agencies
•Supervises Family Workers for intake and maintains appropriate ongoing documentation of the child and family file. Maintains and tracks children’s health records. Maintains confidentiality.
•Assists in applying established criteria in the selection of program participants and coordinates enrollment procedures.
•Orients parents in the philosophy, policies, and practices of parent involvement in a Head Start program.
•Acts as a liaison between parents and other community and inter-agency programs to address family and program needs.

Qualifications:

•An Associate’s Degree or minimum of 60 college credits in Social Work, Early Childhood Education or a related field.
•A minimum of one year of experience working with children and families.
•Proven ability to read, write and speak clearly in English. Strong skill in a second language is a plus.
•Demonstrated leadership ability in the area of supervision.
•Proven ability to use outreach techniques and advocate on behalf of parents and children.
•Knowledge of social service, welfare reform, immigration, housing and other resources in the community.
•General knowledge of computer and clerical practices.
•Strong organizational and communications skills.
•Satisfactory completion of required medical examination and screening procedures.

Excellent benefits and competitive salary based on experience.

How TO APPLY:
To respond, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following: Email: SSCoord@whedco.org Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452 Attn: Director of Head Start

WHEDco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Organization:
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Social Service Coordinator to join its Early Learn/Head Start Department. WHEDco has worked for over twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach over 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; family support services; and free arts and cultural programming. See www.whedco.org for more information.


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