Basic Job Assignment:
Area 4: 841 Suth 41 Street, San Diego, CA 92113
Under the direction of a Family Service Supervisor, performs a wide variety of paraprofessional and professional-level duties in support of the Head Start Program by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with children's families to encourage participation in and ensure their awareness and use of the program's diverse activities; serves as an advocate for program children and their families. Adheres to the core values of the Agency; NAEYC Code of Conduct for Early Childhood Practitioners and Professional Practice; Head Start Performance Standards; and required Head Start Competencies.
Modern theories, methods and practices of early childhood education and child development; modern theories, methods and practices of social services, emotional and/or physical health needs of low-income children with culturally diverse backgrounds;
Federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to the Head Start program and the assigned areas of responsibility and expertise;
Head Start Program Performance Standards; goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the NHA Head Start Program;
Modern theories, principles and practices of supervision, including training and staff development; recordkeeping and filing practices and procedures; and Basic counseling theories and practices.
Organize, set priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment within areas of assigned responsibility;
Interpret, apply, explain and reach sound decisions in accordance with program regulations, policies and procedures;
Instruct and train individuals in a group setting and one-on-on; communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, correspondence and other written materials;
Exercise tact, objectivity, sensitivity, strategy and judgment in dealing with volunteers, parents and staff; and organize and maintain specialized documentation.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES & CERTIFICATES:
Certification in Pediatric First Aid and CPR must be met within 90 days of employment. A valid California driver license. Must meet and maintain State law and County licensing requirements regarding employment in a childcare center (Fingerprints, TB, Physical, Immunizations).
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a two-year college with an Associate’s Degree in Child Development/Social Work or related field; or “Basic Family Services Assistant Credential/Certificate” awarded by an accredited college and one (1) year of progressively responsible experience providing direct services to low income children and families of diverse cultural backgrounds; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must possess at least six (6) units of CD/ECE.
Example of Major Functions:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.
Category: Family Services
Location: San Diego , CA
Salary: 16.98 - 18.74
Posted On: June 4th, 2021
NHA Head Start preschool programs provide comprehensive services to children ages 3 – 5 years of age. The preschool curriculum is research-based, developmentally appropriate and is designed to develop Kindergarten readiness skills. Additional services include:
Head Start service options are designed to meet the needs of families, and are:
Mission: To enrich lives through a continuum of education and wellness services.
Vision: Healthy and educated communities–where dreams become reality.
Values: Consistently delivering exceptional service that demonstrate “I CARE.”
Honesty in words and action; Transparent and responsible stewardship
Treating all with dignity and respect
Noticing and considering the needs of others, the agency, and community
Engaging in positive action to support meeting needs
Delivering optimal quality service and products with professionalism, effectiveness, and compassion