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Family Development Worker in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:
    8/29/2018

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.

JOB SUMMARY:

Provide in-home and other services to families and children participating in Early Head Start and Head Start programs; establish mutually respectful partnerships with families; support families' efforts to reach their goals; provide opportunities for children and families to participate in family literacy services; coordinate and integrate Head Start services in order to enhance effectiveness; support families in accessing other community resource; and assist families in crisis.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain a full case load and offer timely follow up of services depending on individualized needs, interests and plans.
  • Track delivery of EHS/Head Start services using the designated agency tracking system.
  • Maintain accurate, clear, up to date and complete documentation including agency and program required deadlines.
  • Develop strengths-based assessments with families that describe their goals, strengths, resources and support networks, as well as necessary services and supports
  • Follow-up meetings with families on the progress toward meeting their goals; conduct home visits, timely referrals and keep track of any needed revisions to family goals/plans.
  • Maintain an up to date Parent Involvement Calendar of Events and support all activities related to Program Governance.
  • Research and keep up-to-date on program and community resources.
  • Conduct outreach, recruitment, complete applications and enrollment paperwork.
  • Coordinate delivery of integrated services from all content area departments: Family and Community Engagement; Student Support Services; Family Wellness; Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, Attendance, and Child Development Services.
  • Actively promote parent involvement in the program/child’s education

Job Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree preferred in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Sociology or related field.


YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

Combination of lesser education combined with years of experience may be considered.


CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Must receive Family Development Credential within one year of hire.

SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated teaching or training skills.
  • Capacity to problem solve, handle crisis, and work with families and children of low-income backgrounds.
  • Ability to work sensitively with families of diverse ethnic, language and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of local community resources.


COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:

Intermediate skill in Word, Excel and PowerPoint a plus.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Bilingual Spanish / English preferred but not required.