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Family Worker

Company: Jefferson Park Preschool
Location: Elizabeth
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Jefferson Park Preschool Place has an opening for a Part-Time Family Worker. The Family Worker will be employed by Jefferson Park Preschool Center at a ratio of one Family Worker per 50 families. In addition, the Family Worker should know about social services, agencies, and community resources within the area. The Family Workers' responsibilities are as follows:Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:* Must understand and articulate the role of parents in the agency.* Maintain a monthly report that must be submitted to the Executive Director.* Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and current and accurate records as required by the Elizabeth Board of Education and DHS.* Gather and maintain the necessary documentation for enrollment, including changes in address, phone numbers, alternate numbers, etc.* Maintain a daily attendance record for all children.* Ensure that all parents sign monthly vouchers at the end of each month.* Familiarize with available community resources and encourage parents to make use of the resources.* Counsel parents with child-rearing problems, interviewing the child and family to determine whether further action is required.* Serve as liaisons between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts, to help children who face problems such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty.* Determine clients' eligibility for financial assistance.* Lead group counseling sessions that provide support in such areas as grief, stress, or chemical dependency. (for example, family meetings)Job Requirements:High School Diploma or FDC (Family Development Credential)Understanding of child development for 3-5 years of age.Experience working with young children and their families in a school settingMust speak, read, and write English/ Haitian Creole.PT position is Mon-Friday 11:30-5:30 PM.Computer literate, Excel, Word, etc.Job Type: Part TimeHigh school or equivalent (Required)Experience:Family Worker: 1 year (Preferred)Language:English and Haitian Creole (RequiredJob Type: Part-timePay: $27,000.00 per yearBenefits:* Paid time off* Parental leaveSchedule:* Monday to Friday

Keywords: Jefferson Park Preschool, Elizabeth , Family Worker, Other , Elizabeth, New Jersey

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