FAMILY SERVICES ASSOCIATE, CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER -
Truman College is expanding our Child Development Center and seeks
a part-time Family Services Coordinator. Under the direction of the
Site Director – Child Development Center, the Family Services
Coordinator is responsible for enrolling children and families into
the Child Development Lab Schools, as well as providing family
engagement services and referral resources. The Family Services
Coordinator is responsible for working with the Site Director and
other center staff to coordinate services relating to child and
family well-being, including Disabilities, Health, Mental Health,
Nutrition and Family Engagement. Performs related duties as
- Adheres to the National Association for the Education of Young
Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct, demonstrating a
professional attitude and work ethic, and respect for children,
families, and colleagues.
- Recruits, enrolls and maintains eligible children for the
center, including children with disabilities (at least 10%).
Ensures completion and submittal of paperwork in a timely
- Completes Family Assessments and makes appropriate referrals to
assist parents in the development and implementation of their
identified goals. Arranges home visit schedules to meet family
- Assists families with procuring required dental and medical
records for children enrolled in the program; analyzes medical
records to determine special needs and requirements for each child.
Follows-up with families to ensure medical and dental work required
for children is updated and monitored.
- Communicates with the director and staff in an effective and
timely manner, any information critical to the child’s health,
nutrition, safety, learning, and overall well-being.
- Coordinates Family Child Reviews in a timely matter, minimum of
2x per year and/or as needed in collaboration with teaching staff
and director and ensures follow-up of identified needs.
- Ensures all funding, licensing, and accreditation regulations,
including Head Start Performance Standards, are met with regard to
providing family engagement services and referral resources.
- Establishes and maintains a relationship with contracted Mental
Health Consultant to coordinate referrals, classroom and individual
observations in a timely manner.
- Coordinates all health and nutrition screenings and services of
children and families to determine appropriate course of
- Ensures children with special health needs have an action plan
that addresses their needs and that the action plan is shared with
the Site Director and required staff. The information needs to be
posted in required areas in a timely matter.
- Responds to and works with external partners, including
representatives from the Department of Family Support Services
(DFSS) and other funding agencies, licensing representatives, and
the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
accreditors as needed. Responds to their requests for information,
data, audits, etc. in a timely and professional matter.
- Responsible for compliance of Eligibility, Recruitment,
Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) in relation to all
funding streams through a comprehensive recruitment plan.
Determines eligibility by prioritizing enrollment using the
selection criteria and ensure attendance is maintained in the
- Attends any required meetings as assigned, professional
development trainings and provides reports (related to the program)
to staff and Site Director as needed.
- Coordinates parent meetings, workshops, and trainings in
accordance with the parent survey, funding regulations and
- Creates and updates a Community Resource Directory and
cooperative agreements to facilitate access to social services for
families within their communities.
- Maintains and manages all children’s files and enters data into
web-based tracking system. Ensures folders and/or binders are ready
for review upon request.
- Provides monthly tracking reports as requested.
- Participates in the program self-assessment process and
provides input into the creation of management improvement
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action
Thank you for your interest in CCC.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a
related field, plus at least two (2) years of experience in
providing services to families in Head Start programs, community
health agencies or related early childhood programs is required.
Experience working with children with disabilities preferred.
- Must be able to attain the Gateways to Opportunity Family
Specialist Credential, Level 5. Preferred trained and certified in
a family engagement curriculum.
- Must be aware of pertinent legislative acts such as the
Americans with Disabilities Act and Head Start Performance
Standards and relevant resource material to provide the most
appropriate services and referrals to families of children with
- Must be self-directed, innovative and able to assess current
child and family needs in an effort to develop practical action
plans and goals to improve family functioning.
- Excellent verbal and written skills required, as well as
working knowledge of computer data entry operations.