Family Worker (Health Concentration)
The Children’s Aid Society (CAS), established in 1853, is one of New York City’s leading child and family service organizations. Today the CAS Early Childhood Department serves nearly 1000 low-income children ages 0-5 in schools and community centers across 12 sites throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island through a combination of Universal Preschool, Head Start and Early Head Start funding and child care subsidies.
The Family Worker must have qualifications that satisfy Federal Head Start requirements and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Article 47 regulations.
Have an Associate or Baccalaureate degree (in a health-related field). Depending on the nature of the degree, it may be required to have a Family Development Associate (FDC) credential or be enrolled in a FDC credential program that will be completed within 2 years, which is a condition of employment that cannot be extended.
• Bilingual preferred
• Experience in Health
• Dedicated, excited and passionate about working with families.
• Professional approach
• Resourceful & dependable
• Extremely effective communication skills
• High level computer skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Commitment to professional development
• Experience advocating for families
A review and final determination of credentials and qualifications are reserved for the site Program/Family Work Director and the CAS Director of Early Childhood Programs.
Under the direct supervision of the site’s Family Work Director, the Family Worker in charge of Health has responsibilities that include the following:
Health and Safety
• Review medical records.
• Ensure that each child has a medical home.
• Follow-up on any medical or dental concerns.
• Track and monitor physical, social, and mental health for each child and family.
• Act as a liaison between families and Health/Mental Health/Nutritional staff.
• Link families to community partners to provide health services as needed.
• Build and foster trusting partnerships with families.
• Provide necessary health supports to families based on their strengths and needs.
• Depending on the Center and the funding requirements, participate in home visits, Open Houses, and/or Family Days.
• Monitor children’s attendance and provide supports to minimize absences.
• Parent workshops related to health.
• Serve as an advocate for all children and families.
• Participate in case conferences.
• Coordinate and participate in family meetings with special needs coordinator, teachers, health coordinator and mental health consultant.
• Support families during a crisis.
• Responsible for maintaining comprehensive health documentation on each child and family.
• Enter, update, and monitor child/family health information on the data management system.
• Be responsible for reporting health data during reviews by city, state and federal authorities.
• Build and foster health-related community partnerships in order to meet the health needs of families.
• Accompanying families to public assistance, court, Department of Educations for special needs and transition and health visits.
• Collaborate with educational and other program staff in order to best integrate all program services.
• Participate in offered trainings, workshops, in-service days, and/or all-staff conferences.
• Maintain proof of attendance in professional activities.
• Support the growth of the center including participating in program-wide goal setting and individual and program self-assessment.
• Develop comprehensive knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, DOH regulations, City guidelines, and CAS Early Childhood policies and procedures.
And other related duties as assigned, at the discretion of the Program/Family Work Director and /or CAS.
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Children's Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer