Family & Community Engagement Coordinator I

Eckerd Connects

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Tampa, FL
Contract type: Full time
Eckerd Connects
Working with us takes a certain kind of person; we want someone who identifies with our values and is willing to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. We seek employees who are passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others.

Eckerd Connects\' Early Head Start programs provides high quality, comprehensive care and support services to infants, toddlers, and their families. The program provides free year-round services for children ages 0-3 years and their families to promote education, self-sufficiency, community building, health, and well-being. This partnership provides community-based, high-quality care to our most vulnerable population, infants, and toddlers.

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Position Concept
Within the Early Head Start (EHS) programming, provides oversight in ERSEA (Enrollment, Recruitment, Selection, Eligibility and Attendance) ensuring that the organization complies with all regulations per applicable Performance Standards. Analyzes, plans and implements enrollment systems. Plans and provides training related to enrollment systems, policies and procedures. Ensures monitoring, agency collaboration and tracking enrollment services. Participates in the EHS Quality Assurance efforts.

Essential Functions
  • Analyzes community assessment information and facilitates planning efforts to determine design options, recruitment efforts and enrollment guidelines for Head Start (HS), and Early Head Start (EHS).
  • Provides information, referral and coordinating efforts to link staff and families with appropriate child care resources.
  • Oversees all efforts to assist families, tracks family partnership efforts and outcomes, records, monitor and follows up on referrals, and submits reports as required.
  • Coordination of all Parent Engagement activities.
  • Prepares and distributes timely reports and tracking regarding ERSEA updates.
  • Maintains systems, database, files, etc. ensuring security of data.
  • Designs and delivers training to staff, community partners and parents on documentation, eligibility and childcare issues.
  • Develops and provides training to staff of community childcare partners as needed to comply with HS/EHS billing issues.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to EHS children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Attends all workshops and meeting as deemed necessary by the Program Director.
  • Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
  • Completes Program Information Report data.
Position Specifications
Education: Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited College or University, in Social Work, Family Administration Services or related area.
Experience: One year of related experience in a lead position required. Requires knowledge and experience in data collection and information processes and systems along with knowledge of childcare regulations, and policy and procedure compliance. Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Advanced computer literacy: database management, spreadsheet, word processing, internet, email. Excellent communication skills; written and verbal. Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills. Training and training development for small and large groups. Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, philosophy and mission desirable. Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail are required and the candidate must be able to meet designated deadlines. Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
Physical Demands: Must be able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds. Regular sitting, working at computer keyboard and desk, standing to file or retrieve documents in filing cabinet.
Other: Must meet state criminal background check requirements.
Travel: Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd’s Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. Must maintain an appropriate and valid state driver’s license.

*This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.

Make more than a Living, Make a Difference

We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance | 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year | 11 paid holidays | Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5% | Flexible spending accounts | Paid short-term and long-term disability | Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance | Voluntary term life insurance

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, Eckerd Connects is one of the largest national nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services, and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families, assist young adults, and help children succeed.

Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. (\"Eckerd Connects\") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.


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