Social Service Coordinator

 

Location: 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452

Reports to: Director of Head Start

The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Social Service Coordinatorto join its Early Learn/Head Start Department. WHEDco has worked for over twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach over 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; family support services; and free arts and cultural programming. See www.whedco.org for more information.

Job Summary:

The Social Service Coordinator is a professional position responsible for the coordination of the Social Services/Parent Engagement components of the Head Start Program. The Social Service Coordinator will plan, implement, coordinate and advocate for the delivery of services for preschool children and their families. S/he will enhance parent-child relationships, improve child development outcomes, ensure preventative health care, and facilitate parental self-sufficiency through education, employment, and personal support systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains a system whereby children and families enrolled in the program are provided with comprehensive child and family development services either by the program or through referral to other agencies
  • Supervises Family Workers for intake and maintains appropriate ongoing documentation of the child and family file. Maintains and tracks children's health records. Maintains confidentiality.
  • Assists in applying established criteria in the selection of program participants and coordinates enrollment procedures.
  • Orients parents in the philosophy, policies, and practices of parent involvement in a Head Start program.
  • Acts as a liaison between parents and other community and inter-agency programs to address family and program needs.

Qualifications:

  • An Associate's Degree or minimum of 60 college credits in Social Work, Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • A minimum of one year of experience working with children and families.
  • Proven ability to read, write and speak clearly in English. Strong skill in a second language is a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in the area of supervision.
  • Proven ability to use outreach techniques and advocate on behalf of parents and children.
  • Knowledge of social service, welfare reform, immigration, housing and other resources in the community.
  • General knowledge of computer and clerical practices.
  • Strong organizational and communications skills.
  • Satisfactory completion of required medical examination and screening procedures.

How to apply

To respond, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:

Email: SSCoord@whedco.org

Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY10452

Attn: Director of Head Start

 

WHEDco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bronx, New York
2014-03-31
The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)
Director of Head Start
SSCoord@whedco.org



50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY, 10452, US


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