Family Resource Center Coordinator

Location
Windsor, CT, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 28, 2019
Ref
2350
Position Type:
Family Resource Center/School Family Resource Center Leader

Date Posted:
6/11/2019

Location:
John F. Kennedy Elementary School

Date Available:
08/26/2019



WINDSOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER COORDINATOR - John F. Kennedy School

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Family Resource Center Coordinator shall have shall have at least 2 years-experience in early childhood education, child development, social work or a related field. A Master's Degree in child development, early childhood education or a related field is preferred. A Bachelor's degree in child development, early childhood education or a related field is required.

REPORTS TO: Director of Office of Family and Community Partnership

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Oversee and coordinate the daily operations of the Family Resource Center at John F Kennedy School
  • Oversee the operation of the Tree House Before and After School Program at this school
  • Support school and district family engagement and community partnership initiatives
  • Provide programs that foster optimal development of children and their families
  • Assist families in locating resources and accessing services that support healthy children and families
  • Implement positive youth development programming in the school
  • Implement one or more playgroups for children birth-5 in the community
  • Other duties as may be required

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Outreach
  • Provides parenting education via school-based or home visit format
  • Evaluates family needs and assists families in linking to community services
  • Demonstrates appropriate outreach techniques with families to ensure optimal program participation and maintains consistent contact with families, as evidenced by program records
  • Respects and responds competently to the culture, traditions, lifestyle, language and values of each family and the school community

Partnering
  • Actively participates in the ongoing building and strengthening of community partnerships
  • Offers or arranges for comprehensive educational and supportive services to families and their children, birth - grade 5
  • Supports school administration, staff, and families in identifying family and student needs for the purpose of developing a collaborative action plan to remove barriers to child's success
  • Create and coordinates family partnership programs that are linked to student learning
  • Coordinates assistance from a variety of school and community agency programs and/or agencies for the purpose of assisting young people (and their families) who are having social and/or academic difficulties in school settings

Reporting/Documentation
  • Engages in professional learning to improve competency in performing duties required by the program
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation and/or statistics of programmatic activities, client interactions and progress on action plans, compiling the data for required reports
  • Upholds State of Connecticut requirements as a mandated reporter

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Must have knowledge of child development, health, safety, and family dynamics
  • Requires the ability to collaborate effectively and coordinate service delivery with other community providers & stakeholders
  • Should have experience with clients in a variety of socioeconomic and cultural groups

COMPETENCIES:
  • The position requires strong written, oral communication, organizational, problem solving and motivational skills, as well as personal computer skills and comfort with the use of Google-based programs such as mail, spreadsheet, forms, and Lucidpress
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation are required

WORK DAY/YEAR
  • 37.5 hours per week (flexible schedule)
  • 187 days a year (conforms to school calendar)

SALARY AND BENEFITS
  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Eligible for Health/Dental Benefits

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED
Windsor Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F Windsor Public Schools are committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. Windsor Public Schools do not discriminate in any employment practice, education program or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal non-discrimination laws. Windsor Public Schools shall not deny access to or a fair opportunity to meet, or otherwise discriminate, against any youth group listed as a patriotic society in Title 36 of the United States Code that wishes to conduct a meeting using school facilities pursuant to Board of Education policy. Windsor Public Schools do not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. District Title IX Coordinator: Terrell Hill, Assistant Superintendent For Human Resources / 601 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095, 860-687-2000 504 Coordinator: Steven Carvalho, Director of Pupil & Special Education Services / 601 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095, 860-687-2000

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