Summary of Duties
The Family Services Assistant manages a caseload of Early Education Participants. Under general direction, provides assistance in planning, developing and implementing various activities related to the Early Head Start, Head Start, LAUP and State Preschool programs, Ensures families are linked to appropriate health, special needs, nutrition, social services, parent involvement and mental health services based on family strengths, concerns, needs and priorities. Collaborative with program coordinators/specialist, teaching staff, district personnel and program families to ensure implementation and compliance of Federal and State mandates.
Qualifications & Experience
Associate degree in social work or related field is required.
Minimum two (2) years experience working with low income children and families is required; experience in a preschool environment is preferred.
Medical Examination: Prior to first day of employment, employees must submit an initial health screening, tuberculin (TB) skin test or chest x-ray clearance, immunization records for measles, pertussis (Whooping Cough) and influenza.
Fingerprint Clearances: All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child
Abuse Index prior to starting work
Other Special Requirement: Must have the use of an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and a valid California driver’s license, or have available private transportation.
Plaza offers eligible employees the opportunity to select plans and programs that meet individual and family needs through our comprehensive benefit plans
Health Care: Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and FSA
Financial: 401 (k) Plan and Direct Deposit
Time Away from Work: Vacation, Holidays, Sick Days, Leave of Absence, Jury Duty, and Bereavement Leave
Work/Life Solutions: Life Assistant Program
May occasionally need to provide gentle physical restraint to children. Travel by car, bus, airplane or train may also be required associated with attendance at conferences, meetings and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases where some overnight travel may be required. May be required to lift up to 25 pounds. Some exposure to communicable diseases. Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud. Work is generally performed in a classroom setting or in an office environment, involving face-to-face communication. Some evenings and weekend work required for events such as home visits, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, Family Nights, socializations and other Head Start/Early Head Start activities including social and community activities.
Category: Family Services
Location: Los Angeles County , CA
Salary: 14.12 - 16.38
Posted On: April 9th, 2018
Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. (Plaza) is a comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on school readiness for children zero to five years of age. Developmentally appropriate services are provided for children from low income families, zero to five years of age. Plaza de la Raza currently serves over 1,620 children and their families.