Worcester Community Action Council’s Head Start program serves children, ages 3-5, and their families in two centers – one located at 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge; the other center located at 116 School Street, Webster. These 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 qualified professional to collaborate with
parents of Head Start children and the education staff to promote the
well-being of the child, self-sufficiency, and engagement opportunities. This is a school year, full time position, Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.
degree in Human Services or related field preferred.
to work cooperatively and effectively with a diverse population.
of community resources in Southern Worcester County.
computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to learn
interpersonal and communications skills both written and verbal. Bilingual
Certification or Documentation:
driver’s license and reliable transportation.
to successfully complete a CORI/SORI/DCF every two years.
hours may be required to meet the needs of the families in the program.
physical every two years and Mantoux test per DEEC requirements.
and First Aid certificate required.
with recruitment of children and intake process.
and prepare enrollment packages with site supervisors for new and returning
children. Attend and coordinate orientation sessions. Collaborate with the
Health and Education staff to ensure all enrollment documentation is updated
before children start and throughout the school year.
to enrollment, identify high risk families based on point system for high risk
families. Meet with high risk families
at least once a month for support and follow up on referrals.
that all children are safely accounted for and not left unattended at any time
while in the daily care of the WCAC Head Start program. Assist staff in the
classroom as needed.
in the classroom a minimum of 2 hours per month.
a minimum of two (2) home visits per year, or as needed to work on the Family
Partnership Agreement follow up, referrals and outcomes.
weekly meetings are completed in a timely manner and provide written
documentation of the weekly meetings.
for families to receive services. Provide parents with a community resources
book. Arrange transportation for
families when necessary to visit community service providers, medical, and
dental offices. Act as a liaison between community resources and Head Start
families. Encourage and support families advocating for themselves in the
that all related family information is entered, scanned and updated in the
Childplus database. Including but not limited to communication with parents,
PIR information, family reviews, custody documentation, and any other
documentation related to social service.
all required documentation pertaining to the program. Update activity logs in
Childplus on a monthly basis and make hard copies for children’s main file.
Assure documents in children’s files match Childplus data.
for maintenance of social service records and center reports. Provide a monthly
report to the Family Engagement Coordinator.
Family Engagement Coordinator with Policy Council meetings.
up and maintain a Parent Information Center. Schedule and attend workshops,
speakers, and activities for the Parent Center Committee. Coordinate and
support Parent Center Committee meetings.
and assist all parent-related activities. Monitor parent activity fund.
Apply via this posting or send cover letter and resume specifying position via email to email@example.com or to the Human Resource Department,
Worcester Community Action Council, 484 Main St, #200, Worcester, MA 01608. Deadline to apply is
September 4, 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.