Family Resource Worker
Calvert County Public School Head-Start, December 2019 – Present
· Recruit and enroll children and families to receive Head Start services.
· Develop and maintain open channels of communication between Head Start, the family, and the community.
· Inform families of Head Start services and promote parent engagement in all facets of the program.
· Enter family data in program database accurately and in a timely manner to facilitate program services. Report needs of children and parents to appropriate content area specialists. Protect the confidentiality of all information.
· Collaborate with community agencies to ensure that families have accessibility to services that support their well-being.
· Provide training and education to families in using available resources and obtaining community services. Advocate for needed services in the community.
· Assist staff with developmental screenings, and review health records to ensure that children receive recommended treatment and follow-up. Make home visits to families as needed or required.
· Assist parents in the development of appropriate service plans, i.e. Family Partnership Agreement, Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
· Assist parents with transitional activities into Head Start and from Head Start to other educational settings.
· Participate in social service trainings, staff meetings, monthly center parent meetings and other gatherings as required.
· Meet weekly with the Assistant Family Service Worker or other Family Service Worker to share information on families so that both workers are knowledgeable of each family's needs and of the services that are being provided.
· Collaborate with Teachers, Caregivers, and other center-based staff to provide seamless services to assist children and families.
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