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Family Engagement Specialist-Emergency Assistance (CARES Act Stimulus Project)
The Family Engagement Specialist (FES) supports teachers, administrators and staff in the seamless provision of Head Start services to children. The Family Engagement Specialist works with non-CARES Act Family Engagement Specialists to provide emergency assistance (EA) for UPO’s Early Head Start displaced and homeless families.
Establish a monthly recruitment plan in coordination with Center Director and non-CARES Act Family Engagement Worker. Assess all families for needs by using a strengths-based approach to address their needs while developing family goals that are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timely. Develop and implement Family Partnership Agreements with the families. (SMART Goals) Follow-up with families regarding goal progress at least once every quarter. Document progress in ChildPlus. Provide crisis response support and assistance to school and center personnel. Enter service data into the management information system, ensuring accuracy of all data. Assist in developing, implementing and follow-up on transition plans for each child and families at least 6 months prior to leaving the program. Provide crisis and/or emergency intervention to children and families as needed Provide support to centers regarding emergency assistance and housing services. Plan and provide school-wide programming to support early intervention, responsive parenting and advocacy.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, psychology, special needs or
a related field, and eligible for licensure in the District of Columbia as a Licensed Social Worker Associate
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, psychology, special needs or a related field, from an accredited college and two years of experience working with children and families. Current District of Columbia License as a Licensed Social Worker Associate.
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