Head Start Support Staff
Posted in Full Time

CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY

This position entails mainly specific tasks that are technical and diverse in nature and requires the capacity for independent judgment and action and the ability to work with others to accomplish program goals and objectives and integration of program activities to achieve comprehensive program services for eligible children and families. Regular work hours are 8 am to 5 pm; however extended hours may be required. SPCAA Head Start Staff must be able to adapt to flexible work schedules as established by management.

JOB TITLE SUMMARY

Head Start is committed to establishing a learning environment in which children, parents, and staff can teach and learn from one another. To accomplish this goal, staff must display sensitivity to and knowledge of the community’s cultural differences and issues. All Head Start Staff shall agree to abide by the program’s standards of conduct introduced during pre-service and/or orientation. Employee orientation, pre-service and in-service training are provided in order to assist staff and volunteers in acquiring or increasing the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill their job responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in the provision of quality Mental Health and Disability services that meet or exceed Head Start Performance Standards, The Head Start Act, ongoing guidance from the Office of Head Start, and TDFPS Minimum Standards, by developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Assist Health Manager in implementing and facilitating the delivery of needed special services for Head Start children and their families on a daily basis
  • Serve as a liaison between Head Start, public schools, early childhood intervention programs, and public/private providers in order to meet the special needs of children with disabilities and /or mental health issues on a daily basis and reflected on the interagency agreements, contracts and community partnerships.
  • Arrange, coordinate, communicate, and work with Head Start staff, public school personnel, Shared Services Arrangement Agencies (Special Education), parents, and other agencies/providers regarding screenings, referrals, diagnostic evaluations, ARD-IEP’s, and follow-though services for young children with disabilities, as scheduled.
  • Coordinate with other Managers and Assistants to ensure quality integration of all content areas.
  • Capture, value, and appropriately document In-Kind, non-federal share
  • Prepare, collect, aggregate and analyze data in to ensure continuous improvement in program operations.
  • Provide feedback on data and opportunities for continuous improvement to Program Director and Regional Administrator as applicable.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES OR JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ensure time sheets are submitted accurately and timely on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Ensure any on-the-job accidents are reported immediately and followed-up with appropriate forms.
  • Ensure any on-the-job accidents are reported immediately and followed-up with appropriate forms.
  • Report any suspected fraud and abuse to the direct supervisor or SPCAA Fraud and Abuse Officer.
  • The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employees may perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor or Associate’s degree in health, psychology, human services, special education, or related area
  • Training and/or experiences in securing services for children with disabilities and mental health issues
  • Must embrace the principle of the parent as the primary educator and support attachment of parent and child
  • Ability to develop and implement training programs in disabilities and mental health
  • Computer skills preferred
  • Experience working in a program which served disadvantaged families preferred
  • Available for some nights and weekend work
  • Must be willing to take and pass a drug/alcohol test and comply with the “Drug Free”: Agency Policy
  • Must be able to pass regular criminal history checks.
  • Must submit to TB tests as required.
  • Must possess ability to provide reliable self-transportation capable of regional travel. Must possess and maintain valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s permit of appropriate classification and endorsement as required. Must agree to maintain a satisfactory MVR and minimum requirement of insurability as required by law. MVR background checks may be conducted by the agency.
  • Must comply with the Health Requirements and Preventative Health Practices procedure.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Noise level could be moderate to loud in working in center.
  • Ability to work in close quarters.
  • Ability to drive, occasionally long distances.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The usual requirements in an office environment may require: Lifting boxes of supplies, equipment and occasional adjustments of office furniture
  • Occasional bending or squatting required
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time
  • Occasional pushing, pulling, lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds
  • May require long periods of standing or walking 
Job Location
Lubbock, Tx
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