Process family intakes, assisting parents in completing Head Start and childcare application and redeterminations for AFC, IDHS and CYS.
Coordinate parent meetings, workshops, committee meetings, and volunteer activities. Assist officers of parent committee, to implement Head Start programs for parent meetings.
Serve as liaison between parents, Site Directors, and Executive Director, relaying information to parents as appropriate.
Build relationships with families.
Strengthen families through the family partnership agreement process.
Encourage parent participation.
Oversee the recruiting, training, and scheduling of parent volunteers.
Keep other staff apprised of parent issues as appropriate, and assist staff in designing and implementing a comprehensive well-integrated plan for parent involvement that crosses all service areas.
Assist parents in developing and scheduling their own social and developmental activities and encourage and support parents in addressing community needs.
Mandatory Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.W.) in Social Work or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.
Internal Number: 03112019
About Mary Crane Center
For over 100 years, Mary Crane Center has been dedicated to the comprehensive early development of children and to supporting their families through a variety of services. Our goal is to provide quality education in a safe and diverse environment and to strengthen the bonds between children and their families. Throughout its history, Mary Crane Center has grown in order to meet the changing needs of the families we serve. Our dynamic teaching methods encourage each child to bring his or her individuality and experiences into the classroom. By identifying a child’s likes, dislikes, struggles, and strengths, teachers can enhance each child’s personal education and help them to develop the life skills they need to achieve his or her goals.