Family Support Americorps Member
Date Posted: November 4, 2020
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Organization: Edgefield County First Steps
Location: Edgefield Saluda
City: Edgefield &amp; Saluda
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 child care network connections • Mileage reimbursement • Access to First Steps 4K child care scholarships
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. • Knowledge of early intervention program including BabyNet, preschool special education, or other needed service to address identified developmental delays or disabilities. • Knowledge of community resource and assistance 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 First Steps partnership 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. Additional information related to demands are available to view online.
The Family Support AmeriCorps Member builds rapport with clients, supporting them in determining their eligibility for state and local programs and services, providing referrals and following up with the families after services. As a connector to community resources, the Family Support AmeriCorps Member will have the opportunity to support families in navigating complex eligibility and regulations. Providing one-on-one support as a portal for families with children 0-5 to help them to connect to services they need via: meeting with parents/caregivers to identify service needs; conducting developmental screenings; helping families set goals; providing direct parent support; helping families connect to appropriate services; and following up with families to ensure services were connected and received. Training to give screenings and assessments will be provided to Members. More detailed information related to functions and responsibilities is available to view online.
Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.