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Head Start Coordinator - Collaborative/Fatherhood Coordinator

Company: Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

"To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world" -Dr. Seuss.Why work for us? --- - - - - -No Nights or Weekends --- - - - - -15 Paid Holidays --- - - - - -Paid Time Off --- - - - - -Paid Education (Upon Approval) --- - - - - -Medical Insurance --- - - - - -Dental Insurance - --- - - - - -Vision Insurance --- - - - - -403(b) plus employer match --- - - - - -Employee Assistance Program --- - - - - -Chipper-Assistance in Student Loan Forgiveness and Lower Payments -Who We Serve:Opportunities serves thousands of people annually in Williamson & Burnet Counties. Working cooperatively with other agencies, we are an advocate for those who might not otherwise have a voice in the community. We are dedicated to providing services to help those in need achieve a better, more productive life.Our Mission:To empower children, families, and seniors to achieve and maintain independence by partnering with area organizations to provide education, nutrition, and community support.Our Vision:A healthy, educated community in which all people live independently and with dignity.Position Summary:The Collaborative Coordinator/Fatherhood Specialist is responsible for maintaining strong partnerships with ISD collaborations, building new collaborations with community organizations serving in the early childhood field, promoting involvement and engagement opportunities with fathers who have children enrolled in OWBC Head Start & Early Head Start programs. The position will be a part of a comprehensive leadership team providing support in Williamson and Burnet counties. -The position reports to Head Start Program Director and operates under general supervision with wide latitude for the use of independent judgment, discretion, and initiative. -Essential Job Duties: -

  • Establish open communications and relationships with ISD leadership to facilitate MOU and other formal agreements between ISD and Head Start
  • Work closely with ISD staff to ensure protocols and Head Start standards are being met -
  • Seek opportunities within the community to expand collaborations between Head Start and other programs providing early childhood services
  • Represent Head Start and create partnerships by attending area agency and community collaboration meetings. -
  • Research curriculum focused on engaging fathers and developing a plan to implement activities to encourage fathers to support child's learning and development
  • Work with FCEC to support and train Family Advocates in planning engagement activities specific to engaging fathers. -
  • Assist all staff in finding resources to support family well-being, including family safety, health, and economic stability services -
  • Participate in the Coordinator team to collect data, lead training, and conduct community assessment -
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator team to support directors, teachers, and family service staff to provide quality comprehensive care to all Head Start families and children -
  • Travel between sites to complete work, attend meetings and professional development seminars -
  • Serve as OWBC Head Start representative on committees, boards, community groups, and businesses -
  • All employees are expected to adhere to OWBC ethics expectations
  • Must be able to cooperate and work effectively with others
  • Must be diplomatic, honest, and fair
  • Regular and punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as they become apparent -Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Able to operate various word processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs. -
    • Ability to work effectively with others
    • Ability to assess the health and behaviors of children by sight and sound
    • Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers -
    • Ability to ensure compliance with regulatory agency requirements and policies.
    • Ability to organize, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques. -
    • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality at all times
    • Ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines
    • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written formatMinimum Qualifications:Education and Training: --- - - - - - - - - -Demonstrated experience in social work or community service preferred. - --- - - - - - - - - -A minimum of 2 years of relevant college degree or related experience is required. - --- - - - - - - - - -Bachelor's degree is preferred. Bilingual preferred -Licenses/Certifications: --- - - - - -Valid Texas driver's license. --- - - - - -Obtain and keep current Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid certifications -Mental / Physical Tasks (F= Frequent, O=Occasional, R=Rarely):- F - Standing- required when making copies, meeting people, moving from work area to work area- F - Handling- reports, vehicles, laptop, keys- F - Hearing/Talking/Listening-communicate with employees and others, answer the telephone, participate in meetings, give presentations -- F - Fine Dexterity-operate computer, calculator, to write, mouse, projector tools- F - Sitting-performing work at a desk, while reading, writing, in meetings, driving, riding in a vehicle to sites and meetings- O - Kneeling/Crouching/Crawling-plug in equipment, when connecting PC components, plugging in cords, open lower desk drawers- F - Walking from vehicle to site, area to area, to the copier -- F - Bending/Twisting - to reach files, reports, handle paper, reach drawers- F - Grasping/Holding-holding binders, phones, tablets, work resources- F - Balancing - standing, reaching, driving- F - Lifting/Carrying-report binders, paper, laptop, supplies up to 45 lbs. -- F - Vision-to drive and assist individuals in medical need- F - Pushing/Pulling - open/close file/copier drawers, open & close doors, rolltop carriers -- F - Foot Controls - driving- F - Driving -scheduled & unscheduled trips to and from meetings and sites -- - -- Other- F - Reaching-answer phone, reach files, reports, plug in a laptop - - -Working Conditions: --- - - - - -Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly. --- - - - - -Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays may be required. -

Keywords: Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties, Georgetown , Head Start Coordinator - Collaborative/Fatherhood Coordinator, Other , Georgetown, Texas

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