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Family Worker

Cardinal Mccloskey Community Services
Date Posted: 06/17/2020
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Location: Bronx, New York
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Position Summary:   

The Family Worker is responsible for maintaining high quality, effective parent engagement practices that contribute to the healthy development of families. The Family Worker will maintain a caseload of or about 15 providers and their associated families. The Family Worker is responsible for addressing individual family needs, providing referrals and resources, and designing monthly parent engagement activities in collaboration with the educational staff , provide network  provider support, make initial and ongoing assessment of family needs, and create work plans for families which involve goal setting, home visits, provider site visits,  parent education, and family support services.  The Family Worker is expected to adhere to the regulations and standards set forth by the NYC Department of Education, Universal Pre-Kindergarten, 3K , New York City Department of Health regulation, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services and all other applicable federal, state, and local entities.    


Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop respectful, responsive, and effective working relationships with all families.
  • Serve as a liaison between the agency, network provider
  • Ensure center staff are securing a source of continuous, accessible health care within 30-calendar days; and ensure child health status is up-to-date within 90-calendar days after the child first attends the program
  • Offer referral and support services for children and families that will sustain the family unit and promote family well-being.
  • Participate in the recruitment and outreach of new enrollees, complete all required documentation for the enrollment of pregnant women and children, re-enrollment into the program, and maintain a waiting list. 
  • Conduct a detailed social services intake to review family dynamics, child and parent data, and health requirements.  Provide a comprehensive orientation to parents that involve supportive services, program expectations, parent engagement opportunities; workshops; activities; and program events.
  • Conduct two home visits per year for families, and engage them in building trusting and supportive relationships with staff. 
  • Design and plan monthly parent engagement activities in collaboration with the education staff.
  • Maintain regular communication with families that involves mutual feedback regarding attendance, program information and services, and participation in program and classroom activities. 
  • Efficiently maintain children’s confidential file and information in our database, such as child health history; physical; and other medical and dental forms; eligibility and enrollment forms; parent and home visit contact notes; and goal setting documentation.
  • Develop, implement, and facilitate parent education programming that will meet the interests and needs of families and promote self-sufficiency.
  • Partner with individual families to assist them with goal setting that identifies individual family needs, action steps, responsibilities, and resources that result in family progress.
  • Connect families to family support programs that provide comprehensive services that will enhance family stability, develop parental competencies, and promote the healthy development of children.
  • Complete reports required by our funding sources and the CMCS ECE Division.

Perform any other duties assigned by the ECED senior management team and Senior VP of the ECE Division.  All schedules and responsibilities are subject to change at any time to meet the needs of the agency. 


Essential skills, experience, licensure, certification:

  • At minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family development (FDC), Associate’s Degree or documented study plan related to one or more of the above disciplines preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a team, and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards
  • Knowledge of child development and Early Childhood Education

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