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Family Engagement Specialist (Bilingual preferred)

Community Progress Council, Inc.
Job Description

ABOUT COMMUNITY PROGRESS COUNCIL: 

Community Progress Council invites you to be part of its team of dedicated professionals who work to help low income individuals and families reach self-sufficiency. Our workforce of 240 employees is mission-driven to provide client-centered, coordinated services by building trusting relationships with those in need. 

  Community Progress council is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization to serve our community. CPC works to ensure all staff have the knowledge, values, and skills to empower clients and one another - respecting and welcoming each person's unique experiences and cultural differences.

As the community action agency of York County, CPC offers services in more than 20 locations throughout the county. We provide our neighbors with opportunities in early childhood education, nutrition counseling, workforce development, housing and financial education and our Self-Sufficiency Program, all which support low-income individuals toward their goal of achieving financial stability. 

  

ABOUT CPC'S EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM: 

CPC's Early Childhood Education programs provide high-quality, comprehensive school readiness services to families with children from birth to 5 years old.  Our early childhood education services strive to meet preschoolers' needs for intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth. This work prepares York County's young children to enter kindergarten prepared to learn. 

SUMMARY: 

Family Engagement Specialists are human service workers who work with clients (Early Head Start/Head Start/Pre-K children and their families) to identify quality of life and developmental concerns, develop effective solutions, and link clients to appropriate resources. 

More specifically, Family Engagement Specialists may: 

  1. holistically assess the client's living situation, 
  2. identify the client's strengths, needs, and/or concerns, 
  3. determine the client's eligibility for the program (EHS/HS), 
  4. determine client's need for assistance (all programs), 
  5. e. assist client with goal development,
  6. f. link the client to appropriate resources and coordinate services,
  7. gmonitor the client's progress towards goals, 
  8. h. offer client emotional support and encouragement.

 

Family Engagement Specialists (FES) maintain familiarity and contact with community resources.  She/he work cooperatively with other CPC programs to serve clients and support the agency.  FES's perform their jobs independently and with direction from the Family and Community Engagement Manager or Pre-K Counts Coordinator in the case of the Pre-K Counts York City School District program.  

 EDUCATION and EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree in Social Work, Human Services, or a related field, plus one year of related experience is preferred.   

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