Portland, Oregon

Family Support Specialist (Early Head Start)

MHCC HeadStart
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Open date
February 14, 2024
February 15, 2024
Expiration date
April 15, 2024
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Early Head Start Family Support Specialist Coordinator

Job description

Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties Job Summary: Provides child development services, social services, health services and parent involvement services to families including home visits, advocacy and crisis intervention in accordance with federal, state and program guidelines. Plans and implements a safe and developmentally appropriate experience for infants and toddlers and home visits that meets the needs of each family in accordance with federal and program guidelines. Position Specific Duties: 1. Provides child development, parent education and family support on home visits to families of infants and toddlers and expectant mothers. 2. Plans for and facilitates parent-child interaction groups and parent support groups. 3. Provides developmentally appropriate curriculum and a caring, nurturing, and soothing environment for infants and toddlers. 4. Develops in partnership with parents an individual development plan for each child. 5. Develops a family partnership agreement with each family and supports family in achieving goals. 6. Provides social services to families including advocacy, emergency assistance and referrals to the community. 7. Promotes and supports parent/caregiver-child attachments. 8. Assists families in meeting their health needs including identifying and establishing a medical home and the provision of well child care. 9. Works with Head Start Disabilities Manager and MESD staff to provide developmentally appropriate Early Intervention Services. 10. Maintains and updates family files and electronic records.

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