Community Outreach Member - Early Childhood Advisory Council
Date Posted: March 25, 2021
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Organization: SC First Steps
Location: Greenville Area
Website: View Website
Job Type: Part Time
Wages/Salary: • The living allowance for this position is $355.26 distributed on a bi-monthly basis and may not exceed $6,750 for the term of service. • This position is eligible for an Education Award up to $3,097.50. Please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/Programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award for additional information on the education award. • Professional Development and Childcare Network Connections • Mileage Reimbursement • Access to child care scholarship assistance, if offered by the local service site
Minimum Qualifications Ability to: • Adhere to schedule and specific timetables. • Use good organizational skills and the ability to be task-oriented. • Effectively communicate in both oral and written forms. • Use excellent interpersonal skills, including intangible qualities (e.g., friendliness, openness, nonjudgmental attitude, enthusiasm, etc.). • Be physically capable of performing all job duties. • Serve as a role model (positive attitude, professional dress, demeanor and behavior). • Complete paperwork and reports. Special Requirements: • Knowledge of, or ability to learn about, early learning programs for which children must be eligible based on either income or disability, such as Early Head Start, Head Start, SC Voucher, public school preschool programs, early intervention services, First Steps 4K, home visiting, or other intensive, evidence-based programs. • Must have reliable transportation, possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License, and have current insurance if using a personal vehicle for company work. • A resident of the local service area. Education and other qualifications: • Be at least 21 years of age or older. • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent. • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. • Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202. • Satisfy the South Carolina Department of Social Services Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect registry. Preferred qualifications: • Current or prior experience as a parent or caregiver of young children. Essential Functions • Assist in collecting and compiling community outreach survey data to ensure that community members are satisfied with information/ referral services provided (Example: Collecting and analyzing data on local demographics, developing results, and presenting the conclusions to the relevant departments.). • Plan and execute community meetings (in person or virtual) designed to bring awareness to the FS4K, ECAC, and Local First Steps Partnership work under the SC First Steps mission and vision. • Provide one-on-one referral services, as required. • Conduct public relations activities, such as developing strategic relationships with local organizations, attending community events and tradeshows, and conducting informational presentations at universities, clubs, and civic groups to promote FS4K, ECAC, and Local First Steps Partnership work under the SC First Steps mission and vision. • Support the development of outreach materials such as brochures, social media posts, and other marketing materials. • Create activities to supplement and support outreach needs. • Seek opportunities to partner with community organizations to assist with outreach activities, including providing them with needed resources and information, receiving their feedback, recognizing their efforts, and answering their questions. • Relay knowledge of child development (provided during training) to support families in identifying the appropriate program for their child. • Host family convenings (in-person and virtual) to bring awareness of all birth to 5- year old family resources available in the local area. • Participate in September 11th Day of Remembrance and/or Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events, which may take place on the weekend or during holidays and include activities outside of the scope of typical day-to-day functions. Additional Responsibilities Although not essential position functions, the Member Experience Leader may be responsible for the following as needed: • Participate in outside service activities approved by the AmeriCorps Coordinator and/or local site supervisor. • Participate in AmeriCorps program recruitment activities. • Assist in planning of service day activities.
AmeriCorps Member Position Overview - The Community Education and Outreach AmeriCorps Member helps SC First Steps articulate the mission and vision of the organization across Local First Steps Partnerships, ECAC, and FS4K. Serving as a community connector, the Member will encourage families to enroll children into preschool programs or direct them to Local First Steps Partnership services as the primary lead to getting the community informed and excited about local resources.
1300 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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