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FUTURE AND SUBSTITUTE Family Support Specialist
DepartmentHead Start
Site LocationVaries Iron Range, Two Harbors, Hermantown area
Full Time/Part TimeFull-time
Internal/External:Internal & External
  
Job Responsibilities:
To build an ongoing partnership with families to promote family well-being and school readiness for children. To recruit families to participate in the Head Start program. To support the implementation of the family partnership process and encourage family engagement within the program.  Acts as the liaison between the family, classroom and community resources. 
Job Qualifications:

Qualifications:

Family Support Specialist 1  $14.83/hr

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in a human service related field
  • Must obtain Family Services Credential upon successful completion of the probationary period.
  • Working knowledge of community resources and services
  • Valid driver’s license, own transportation, and insurance. Extensive travel of area

     Family Support Specialist 2  $15.54/hr

  • Associates in Arts degree or equivalent.
  • Experience in a human service related field
  • Must obtain Family Services Credential upon successful completion of the probationary period
  • Working knowledge of community resources and services
  • Valid driver’s license, own transportation, and insurance. Extensive travel of area
                                       

Needed Attributes:

  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and ability to work effectively with young children and families from a variety of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to work with families experiencing emotional and behavior challenges
  • Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with families
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Possess computer/technology skills
  • Flexible work schedule required
Essential Functions:

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Develops and sustains relationships with families by maintaining on-going contact
  • Provides support and assistance to help families meet program requirements
  • Provides support and assistance to help families meet individualized goals
  • Initiates recruitment and enrollment of potential Head Start families
  • Responsible for conducting parent committee meetings
  • Assists with implementation of family engagement events
  • Performs community outreach & promotes program services
  • Maintains ongoing partnerships and connections with area service providers and program partners
  • Participates in site team, family, and school meetings
  • Responsible for timely documentation of all required program data
  • Assists families in developing support networks
  • Responsible for the safety of all children through the compliance of Head Start policies and procedures
Dual Employment-secondary job duties
Head Start is accepting applications for future and substitute positions in the Iron Range, Two Harbors, and Hermantown areas. Starting pay depends on education and experience as listed above.