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Title
EARLY HEAD START FAMILY SERVICE SPECIALIST (230 DAYS, FULL-TIME)

Grade Level
Elementary

Description
JOB# 2021-174 
 
JOB DESCRIPTION 
 
 
Position:  
Early Head Start Family  
Service Specialist 
 
Position Function:  
Deliver program services as  
described in the Head Start  
Performance Standards. 
 
Qualifications: 
Licensure:  
Social Work 
Education:  
Masterís Degree in Social  
Work (MSW), preferred. 
 
 
Preferred: 
1. Direct experience  
working with high-risk  
families. 
2. Previous work  
experience with community  
social agencies. 
3. Knowledge of early  
child development Ė Birth to  
Three. 
4. Sensitivity to  
cultural diversity. 
5. Ability to work  
within a collaborative/team  
setting. 
6. Excellent  
technology, organizational,  
and management skills. 
7. Ability to work  
within the context of home  
visiting delivery model in  
rural settings. 
 
Employment Term: 230  
day contract/salary as per  
Board of Education; 7 ĺ hr.  
work day with flexible hours  
to accommodate familiesí  
schedules. 
 
Reports to:  
Early Head Start Director 
 
Job Goal: Provide  
Early Head Start services to  
families as defined in the  
Head Start Performance  
Standards. 
 
Evaluation: Performance  
of this job will be  
evaluated in accordance with  
provisions of the State  
Board policy on Evaluation  
of Professional Personnel. 
 
Performance  
Responsibilities: 
 
Planning,  
Preparation and  
Implementation (24.2) 
1. Recruit, interview  
and complete applications  
for new families 
interested in enrolling in  
the program. 
2. Maintain eligibility  
list and active wait list to  
insure full enrollment  
and submit updated  
enrollment monthly. 
3. Plan and coordinate  
home based delivery system. 
4. Develop an  
individual plan for enrolled  
families considering  
individual needs. 
5. Plan and conduct  
socialization experiences at  
the center. 
 
Administration/Management  
(24.3) 
1. Maintain up-to-date  
family files and records. 
2. Document in-kind  
contributions. 
3. Keep in full  
compliance with the Head  
Start Performance Standards. 
 
Assessment/Evaluation (24.4) 
1. Coordinate all areas  
of child development  
assessments; educational,  
nutritional, health and  
special needs for identified  
families. 
2. Monitor files to  
assure participants are  
current on Head Startís 
health requirements;  
physical, mental, dental and  
nutrition. 
3. Gather, submit, and  
participate in the  
evaluation process for the  
program in accordance with  
federal, state, and local  
program regulations. 
4. Assist in the  
evaluation of plans,  
programs, policies, etc. 
 
Intervention (24.5) 
1. Provide families  
with educational assistance  
and other adult education. 
2. Make referrals to  
appropriate community  
resources and follow-up  
services to families,  
documenting such in family  
file. 
3. Serve as team member  
of the cross component team  
approach to make decisions  
involving Early Head Start  
families and children. 
 
Collaboration (24.6) 
1. Establish Family  
Partnership Agreements with  
each participating family  
and monitor the familyís  
progress in obtaining their  
goals. 
2. Arrange for  
transportation needed for  
families to socialization  
sites, health care  
providers, field trips, etc. 
3. Establish and  
maintain a parent lending  
library. 
4. Meet regularly with  
centerís team. 
5. Plan with team for  
the parent center meetings  
and newsletters. 
6. Provide parents  
adult education assistance  
through collaboration with  
Adult Education. 
7. Participate in  
interagency meetings. 
 
Professional Development  
(24.7) 
1. Arrange for local  
parent meetings, workshops  
and training. 
2. Continue  
professional development by  
keeping abreast of current  
Head Start regulations,  
policies, rules and laws. 
3. Attend and  
participate in meetings,  
workshops, training and  
conferences related to job  
function.  
 
Professional  
Responsibilities (24.8) 
1. Attain a working  
knowledge of family support  
programsí policies and  
procedures. 
2. Submit monthly time  
sheets, calendars, mileage,  
and attendance/contact  
records. 
3. Maintain accurate  
and updated program files. 
4. Attend staff and  
team meetings. 
 
Technology (24.9) 
1. Enter and maintain  
family data in the Head  
Start data system. 
2. Use technology for  
program assessment and  
evaluation requirements. 
 
General Responsibilities:  
1. Maintain  
professional work habits. 
2. Attend and  
participate in local, state,  
and out-of-state meetings, 
training sessions, and  
conferences relating to the  
job function as requested. 
3. Perform other duties  
as assigned by the Director. 
4. Maintain  
confidentiality regarding  
individual rights. 
 
Physical Demands:  
The employee is regularly  
required to use a computer,  
talk, hear, drive, stand,  
walk, sit, lift, and carry  
up to 25 pounds, and work on  
the floor with young  
children. 
 
Work Environment:  
The work environment  
described here is  
representative of those the  
employee encounters while  
performing the essential  
functions on the job. While  
performing the duties of  
this job, the employee is  
exposed to outside weather  
conditions. The employee is  
exposed to dust, smoke,  
molds, odors, contagious  
diseases, body fluids, and  
unclean environments. 
 
Job Description:  
This job description will be  
reviewed annually. The job  
described will contain the  
information and facts  
considered essential to  
describing and evaluating  
job performance fairly  
equitably. They should not  
be construed as detailed  
statements of all the work  
required to be performed. 
 
Other:  
Other duties as assigned. 
 
 
Last Date Reviewed: October  
2020 

Job Location or School Name
ITINERANT (HOMEBASE - MOUNTAINVIEW EARLY HEAD START CENTER)

City
MORGANTOWN

County
Monongalia

Qualifications
VALID WV SOCIAL WORKER  
LICENSE, MASTERS DEGREE  
PREFERRED

Salary
PER BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY

Closing Date
2020-10-13

Comments
QUALIFIED, CERTIFIED  
MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO  
APPLY. EMPLOYMENT EFFECTIVE  
DATE:10/28/2020 
NOTE: 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Apply to
Human Resources 
Monongalia County Schools 
13 South High Street 
Morgantown, WV 26501 
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Job URL
http://boe.mono.k12.wv.us/Content2/936

County Contact Email
mary.abate@k12.wv.us

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