Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County - Sonoma County, CA


Exempt:  No                                                                SALARY LEVEL: Refer to current salary chart  

SUPERVISOR: FOW Supervisor                                   LOCATION: Assigned Centers 

HOURS: 8 Hrs/Day, Monday through Friday, 12 Months/year

Policy Council Approval Date: 02/28/2019                   Approved by:  HR Manager

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  Under the direction of the FOW Supervisor and in partnership with the ERSEA and Health Services Manager and the Family Services Manager, implement the Family Service and Parent/Family engagement goals and objectives; recruit to assure full enrollment in the program at all times, maintain compliance to the Head Start Performance Standards, Service Area Written Plans, Procedures, and Policies.  Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the Agency’s policies and applicable federal and state laws. 



  • Maintain full enrollment through year-round recruitment and enrollment activities as assigned
  • Complete and maintain documents  (paper and electronic) for enrolling children
  • Maintain current and accurate records as required by the program and ensure their confidentiality
  • Adhere to Child Assessment/Observation System & Family Partnership System Timeline
  • Work in partnership with families, assessing their strengths, interests, and needs.  Use data to inform next steps and setting goals in partnership with families.
  • Ensure that parents know of current community resources including resources available in Community Action Partnership, and Head Start; refer parents to appropriate agencies for assistance and provide follow-up to assess effectiveness
  • Provide training and education to families in using available resources and services
  • Support the family in all Seven Family Outcomes (PFCE)
  • Provide transportation as needed, i.e.: taking children to medical screenings, returning sick children to their homes, etc. using program vehicles
  • Maintain an ongoing awareness of center activities and participate as appropriate
  • Work in partnership with service area managers and center staff to better assess the needs of the children and families to ensure quality services; health follow-up, support in education goals and to provide program guidance to children and families as needed.
  • Have a consistent schedule to be available at center drop off and pick up times to support staff and families; i.e. supporting transition and child goal in-kind systems, on-going communication with family, family partnerships, etc. to support as needed.
  • Conduct a minimum of three home visits and one end of year parent teacher conference per program year to each enrolled family to maintain ongoing communication for family development. The first home visit can be done in partnership with the child’s teacher
  • Work with the Family Service team, FOW Supervisor and the center parent officers, responsible for monthly parent committee meetings/trainings
  • In partnership with the Family Services team, Support program family language development and literacy plan through parent committee meetings/trainings, center literacy area, home visits and conferences, family and child goals, and community resourcing and referral
  • Provide translation and interpretation in support of program services to children and families
  • As assigned by the program, be involved in community outreach by attending community agency meetings as an advocate to obtain needed services
  • Our agency provides services all over Sonoma County.   Must be willing to accept an assignment anywhere in the county.
  • Serve as a resource within the Head Start program for other staff members and service areas
  • Act as a liaison between Head Start, the family, and the community as appropriate
  • Complete monthly reports as required
  • Participates in necessary trainings, workshops and meetings, as scheduled
  • Participate in the team building process within the program by using established communication channels in a constructive and productive manner that enhances the team effort
  • The health, safety and supervision of children in the program is essential, therefore every employee is responsible for the care and supervision of children while they are present at the center
    • Other relevant duties, as assigned


FOW III: Work closely with assigned FOW to provide support as needed.  Oversee all aspects of Family Services in a double classroom center, as assigned; other relevant duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



FOW I:    6 units in Child Development, Human Relations, Family Relations, or related field.

  One year in position of working with families or working with children in a classroom setting.

FOW II:  30 units in Child Development, Human Development, Family Relations, or related field.

  Two years experience in a position working with families or working with children in a classroom setting.        

FOW III:  AA or BA, BS in Child Development, Human Development, Family Relations, or related field.

  Three years experience in a position working with families, parents or adults, preferably in a case   management model

  OR:  Four years experience involving a combination of working in the classroom with children and working with parents and families.


In Addition to the above:

  • Bilingual, Spanish/English required
  • High School diploma or GED or equivalent
  • Valid California Driver's License and a properly insured vehicle for use on the job
  • Prior to beginning work, must be able to pass the Community Care Licensing criminal record clearance, must be up to date on immunizations and have a current (within one year) TB clearance and Health Screening Report.


 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS (Basic to intermediate relates to FOW I, II or III)

  • Knowledge and use of community resources.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of adult learning styles.
  • Understanding of the principles of bilingual and multicultural education.
  • Basic to intermediate personal computer skills with word processing and email experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to culturally diverse groups and persons from low-income families.
  • Basic to Intermediate skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Basic to intermediate ability to write reports and correspondence.  Intermediate ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of parents, children and staff.  
  • Basic to Intermediate ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Basic to Intermediate ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations with good judgment
  • Intermediate ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Highly dependable, takes initiative, has good judgment and is able to function with minimal supervision.
  • A sincere interest in the development of all children and in building partnerships with families.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to sit at a desk and sometimes use a computer. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee drives, approximately 10% of the time, to meetings, trainings, and home visits as scheduled throughout the year. The employee spends approximately 30% of the time writing and/or keyboarding.


 WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works mostly inside and sometimes in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and sometimes noisy.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that is required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Community Action Partnership (CAP), an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for our open positions, please apply online OR download and email/mail/fax/drop-off the CAP employment application. Resumes and cover letters are welcome and can be attached to the online application, however they will not be accepted in place of the CAP’s employment application. For Head Start positions, please attach a copy of your unofficial transcripts.

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Mail & Drop-Off: Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
141 Stony Circle Ste 210
Santa Rosa, California 95401

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Job Details

Category: Family Services

Type: FT

Location: Sonoma County, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: August 14th, 2019

Agency Details


Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County has been partnering with low income families and individuals to help them achieve economic and social stability; to build community, and to advocate for social and economic justice since 1967 and has a rich history and strong allies here in Sonoma County.