Family Worker - Multiple Positions Available in Brooklyn & Queens

CATHOLIC CHARITIES BROOKLYN AND QUEENS, 191 JORALEMON STREET, BROOKLYN, New York, United States of America Req #3049
Thursday, May 19, 2022

We are currently seeking to fill several full time Family Worker positions for our Brooklyn and Queens Early Childhood Development Centers at the following locations:

  • Parkside Fed HS- 525 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn NY 11226
  • Andrew Landi Fed HS- 21-20 35th Ave, Astoria NY 11106
  • Colin Newell Fed HS- 16106 89th Ave, Jamaica NY 11432

For over 117 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, seniors, and those struggling with mental illness.
 

Our Early Childhood Development Centers provide education, health, nutrition, and parent-community involvement services to children from low-income families. Through the Montessori approach the center ensures children are ready for school by providing a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Our Early Head Start Centers are open to children age 6 weeks old to 3 years old. Additionally, our Head Start Programs are open to children age 3 years old to 5 years old.

 

STATEMENT OF THE JOB

The Family Worker is responsible for the programs’ parent involvement. The job responsibilities include but not limited to maintain necessary records, make referrals to appropriate agencies as needed, and work with families in a supportive fashion. The Family Worker in consultation with Family Service Coordinator and other staff serves as a liaison between the center and parents from the community the program serves. Under the supervision of the Family Service Coordinator, the Family Worker will be responsible to assist in recruitment, interviewing, and registration efforts in accordance with the Agency’s policies and Head Start Regulations to determine eligibility of qualified individuals.
 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts In-Takes and Family Partnership Agreements; shows parents around the center.
  • Elicits social and developmental information on the child, and shares this information with teachers and other staff keeping with the requirements of the family’s confidentiality.
  • Responsible for inputting information in the data master, completing documentation, preparing required reports to document compliance with guidelines on in-takes, eligibility, priorities, classroom attendance and records;  responsible for In-Kind Reports.
  • Receives and verifies financial and other information needed to determine eligibility as required.
  • Contacts the families to receive information, referrals, and other services such as employment mental health, counseling, housing, etc. as needed.
  • Adheres to all funding source standards in addition to the Agency (Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens) policies and procedures; seeks guidance/clarification from their immediate supervisor regarding interpretation, applicability, and implementation.
  • Strictly adheres to and enforces all the Agency policies regarding Confidentiality, HIPAA requirements, and Corporate Compliance regulations.
  • Social Service Duties: Establishes good relationships with families so that the discussions of family needs can take place in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect for the confidential nature of the discussions.
  • Parent Liaison Duties: Organizes parent meetings, assist parents in classroom committees, and DSAPC meetings.
  • Staff liaison and Information Sharing: The Family Worker must participate in all staff meetings and team meetings with the teaching staff to discuss the individual needs of children. The Family Worker schedules and participates in Parent Teacher Conferences in cooperation with the teaching staff and other Social Service personnel. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High School Diploma required.  
  • College Degree preferred.
  • Family Development Credential preferred.
  • 2 years of experience in Human Services required.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suit; Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Should be able to travel for inter-borough trainings and meetings. 
  • Should be able to escort parents to meetings. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing & reaching.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 

BENEFITS

We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including:

  • Generous time off (Vacation Personal Days/ Sick Days/ Paid Holidays annually)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement Savings with Agency Match
  • Transit
  • Life insurance
  • Public Loan Forgiveness Qualified Employer 
  • Training Series and other additional voluntary benefits.

 

For more information on our organization, please visit our website at:

www.ccbq.org EOE/AA.

 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education High School
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