The Worcester Community Action Council’s (WCAC) Head Start program currently serves over 200 children, ages 3-5, and their families in two centers – one located at 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge; the other site located at 116 School Street, Webster.
The center-based programs provide developmentally appropriate curricula, health and nutrition services, breakfast, lunch and snack, special education opportunities, and family services.
WCAC is seeking a full time, exempt, Family
Engagement Coordinator to support families enrolled in the Head Start and Early
Head Start programs to promote self-sufficiency and engagement opportunities
through education and advocacy.
degree in Social Work or Human Services.
be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals from diverse
to speak Spanish preferred, other languages a plus.
computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to learn
agency systems such as ChildPlus.
communication skills both written and verbal.
cooperatively with the Coordinators of Education, Health & Nutrition, Mental
Health, and Early Head Start; participate in all Head Start management
eligibility, recruitment, selection and attendance (ERSEA) compliance
procedures for Head Start and Early Head Start.
and revise the ERSEA procedure annually with parents’ input and ensure approval
by Policy Council and WCAC Board of Directors.
and evaluate 6 Family Case Managers to include:
- Provide day to day supervision and support to ensure
completion of job duties and responsibilities.
- Assist with professional development and growth
- Assist in familiarizing with Family Engagement Framework
- Provide technical assistance related to ERSEA, formal documentation,
and ChildPlus system.
and correct SETUP of systems in ChildPlus in the areas of social services,
family engagement, and ERSEA.
all Policy Council meetings. Communicate with Policy Council members to
encourage attendance at meetings and provide required documentation. Ensure
case managers provide support in the areas of childcare and food.
and revise the Resource Book and provide a copy to parents and staff.
Family Engagement Plan for Head Start and Early Head Start.
Head Start and Early Head Start staff through training in Social Service
/Parent Engagement Component.
- Assist in coordination of parent
orientation with Coordinators and case managers.
- Attend community meetings and
participate in outreach.
- Assist the Co-Directors with the year-end
- Ensure staff complies with the DCF
requirement to report child abuse and neglect.
in home visits as needed.
all required documentation.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
- Ability to successfully complete a CORI/SORI/DCF every two
- Evening hours may be required to meet the needs of the families
- Job site assignment may change based upon program needs.
- Mandatory physical every two years and evidence of negative
Mantoux, required by DEEC. Hepatitis B (optional)
- First Aid and CPR Certificates.
Send cover letter and resume specifying position via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Human Resource Department,
Worcester Community Action Council, 484 Main St, #200, Worcester, MA 01608. Deadline to apply is
July 10, 2020.
Worcester Community Action
Council, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all
qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability,
pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, sexual orientation, gender
identification, genetic information, membership in the uniformed services or
any other classification which is protected under state or federal law.