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Program Support Specialist - Family & Community Engagement

Company: MAAC Project
Location: Vista
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Location: North Campus - Vista, CA Hourly: $18.92 - $22.49 52 WeeksOUR STORYSince 1965, MAAC has been maximizing self-sufficiency with families and individuals through high-quality programs and advocacy in our communities. MAAC employs dedicated staff who provide life-changing services to thousands of individuals annually through programs in five core focus areas: Education, Economic Development, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, and Advocacy & Leadership Development. Through a wide variety of programs, MAAC has grown to become one of the largest nonprofit social service organizations in the community. Learn more about the great things happening with MAAC at Under direct supervision will support and assist the MAAC Child Development Program (CDP) and program support staff to identify, develop and implement strategies to meet the cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of the children and their families in accordance with the policies, procedures and philosophy of MAAC and its CDP and in compliance with the Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards and State regulations,. The incumbent will participate as a member of a transdisciplinary care and case coordination team and will engage in monitoring and offering support to help ensure successful implementation of the Head Start model. Supportive interventions will include providing training and technical assistance, health and psycho-education, and referrals to in-house and community resources; performs other related duties as assigned.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Utilizes a relationship and strengths-based, developmental and family-centered eco-systemic framework to engage in and facilitate a transdisciplinary care and case coordination team model, assisting in all program support areas.
  • Reviews child files and other record-keeping systems to identify needs and develop and implement supportive strategies; provides ongoing and responsive assistance.
  • Observes classroom and center environments to identify needs, offer recommendations, and provide support to help ensure fidelity to the Head Start model and MAAC Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Partners with, develops, and provides training and technical assistance to staff and parents, parent interns and/or volunteers in the areas of education, health/nutrition, family partnerships, and social services.
  • Maintains knowledge of available community resources necessary to address child/family needs, and makes appropriate referrals ensuring successful linkages.
  • Assists program staff to increase their knowledge in setting school readiness goals with parents.
  • Provides guidance (i.e. coaching - training and technical assistance) to family service workers, other involved staff and advocates.
  • Engages in and promotes reflective practice opportunities to enhance positive family connections program staff.
  • Ensures proper record-keeping, maintaining progress notes and file documentation of contacts and efforts.
  • Utilizes ChildPlus data management system; actively monitors ChildPlus reports and follows up to ensure compliance.
  • Participates and attends meetings, trainings and conferences, as needed.
  • Provides support to service areas such as Family Community Engagement, Administration, Governance and/or Health/Nutrition service areas.
  • Assists with required screenings including vision, hearing, blood pressure, and growth assessments and the tracking and monitoring of family partnership agreements and family outcomes.
  • Conducts and/or assists with Child and Adult Care Food Program facility monitoring visits.
  • Guides center staff to partner with parents to support their childrens learning and school readiness.
  • Assists with the coordination of childcare for parent meetings, trainings and QPI Parenting Skills trainings.
  • Aids with processing parent stipend requests.
  • Coordinates data collection for multiple parent outcome surveys.
  • Guides and promotes strategies for successful school transitions.
  • Participates in the coordination and facilitation of Family Services Professional Learning Community meetings. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION
    • Bachelors degree in social science, psychology, health, or a closely related human services field
    • Two years of progressively responsible experience providing direct services to young, low income children and families of diverse cultural backgrounds
    • Two years providing training and technical assistance in an evidence-based model program preferred
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and databases such as ChildPlus
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking, reading, and writing preferred VALUE-BASED BEHAVIORSListens attentively to others. Asks clarifying questions to gain a better understanding of the other persons views and underlying assumptions
      Works effectively in a team environment and actively participates in joint problem solving; willingly cooperates with co-workers
      Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for personal and professional development
      Attends work consistently and punctually. Arrives to meetings prepared and on time; honors work commitments; follows through on what was agreed upon; meets deadlines
      Honors the private and confidential matters of co-workers. Protects the proprietary information of MAAC systems
      Follows rules, regulations, and policies; positively contributes to implementing changes
      Deals with issues directly, in a respectful and timely manner. Focuses on resolving the issue while not criticizing the person. Follows rules, regulations, and policies; positively contributes to implementing changesHEALTH STATUSMust have a physical examination, TB clearance and a drug screen by a doctor/clinic designated by MAAC as well as immunization records for influenza*, pertussis and measles as required by state and federal regulations prior to the first day of employment.PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDSThe physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical DemandsWhile performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit, talk or hear both in person and by telephone, uses hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls, reach with hands and arms. An employee also is regularly required to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl, climb or balance and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.Mental DemandsWhile performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret information; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use basic math; learn and apply new information or skills; work under intensive deadlines and interact with MAAC management, administrators, staff, teachers, parents, family members, children and others encountered in the course of work.BACKGROUND CLEARANCEAll positions are subject to a background/education check, DMV check, NSOR, exclusion and debarment checks prior to hire and periodically throughout employment as required by various funding sources.Note: California Start law requires background criminal checks on anyone who works in a licensed childcare facility who is not a client. Must have or obtain a current criminal background check clearance, signed criminal record statement, and signed Acknowledgement to Report Child Abuse form prior to the first day of employment.TRANSPORTATIONMust have and maintain a valid California Drivers License, daily use of a personal, insured vehicle, and have and maintain a motor vehicle driving record acceptable to MAACs insurance carrier. Incumbents will be enrolled in the California DMV Pull Program.

Keywords: MAAC Project, Vista , Program Support Specialist - Family & Community Engagement, Other , Vista, California

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