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Pay: $16.98 to $18.74/hour
Posted: 10/7/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 07AFF037294BF0F843B2248C91FC32EE
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Job Description

Neighborhood House Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans). To read more about this, view the EEO is the Law poster and this EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

The Neighborhood House Association is a non-profit organization. Head Start positions are funded in whole or in part by money provided through the State and Federal Government. Additionally, some Social Service Program positions may be funded in whole or in part through grant funds. Because positions and salaries may be funded through grants, and State and Federal funds ongoing employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these funds.

Eligible employees receive the following benefits:
Vacation 401K Retirement Plan Account (FSA)
Sick Leave Medical Life & Disability Insurance
Two (2) personal days Dental Supplemental Life & Voluntary Products
Four (4) days annual bereavement Flexible Spending Account Social Security
**Medical and dental benefits are provided to regular employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week**

All regular appointees serve a six (6) month introductory period.

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Neighborhood House Association hires only U.S. citizens and others lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

This Job Announcement is not an offer of employment. The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any of the provisions contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Any person who is hired may voluntarily leave their employment upon giving proper notice, and may be terminated by the Agency at any time and for any reason. Any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.

Please note that offers of employment are only valid if they are made by the Human Resources Department

All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteranstatus.

Req. No.:RFP-00008
Starting Pay Range:$16.98-$18.74
Status/Hours:FT Non-Exempt
Location:Area 4 Admin Office
Dept./Program:Head Start Program

Basic Job Assignment:

Site Location:
Area 4: 841 Suth 41 Street, San Diego, CA 92113

Under the direction of a Family Service Supervisor, performs a wide variety of paraprofessional and professional-level duties in support of the Head Start Program by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with children's families to encourage participation in and ensure their awareness and use of the program's diverse activities; serves as an advocate for program children and their families. Adheres to the core values of the Agency; NAEYC Code of Conduct for Early Childhood Practitioners and Professional Practice; Head Start Performance Standards; and required Head Start Competencies.

Employment Requirements:

Knowledge of:

Modern theories, methods and practices of early childhood education and child development; modern theories, methods and practices of social services, emotional and/or physical health needs of low-income children with culturally diverse backgrounds;

Federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to the Head Start program and the assigned areas of responsibility and expertise;

Head Start Program Performance Standards; goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the NHA Head Start Program;

Modern theories, principles and practices of supervision, including training and staff development; recordkeeping and filing practices and procedures; and Basic counseling theories and practices.

Ability to:

Organize, set priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment within areas of assigned responsibility;

Interpret, apply, explain and reach sound decisions in accordance with program regulations, policies and procedures;

Instruct and train individuals in a group setting and one-on-on; communicate effectively orally and in writing;

Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, correspondence and other written materials;

Exercise tact, objectivity, sensitivity, strategy and judgment in dealing with volunteers, parents and staff; and organize and maintain specialized documentation.


Certification in Pediatric First Aid and CPR must be met within 90 days of employment. A valid California driver license. Must meet and maintain State law and County licensing requirements regarding employment in a childcare center (Fingerprints, TB, Physical, Immunizations).


A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a two-year college with an Associate’s Degree in Child Development/Social Work or related field; or "Basic Family Services Assistant Credential/Certificate" awarded by an accredited college and one (1) year of progressively responsible experience providing direct services to low income children and families of diverse cultural backgrounds; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must possess at least six (6) units of CD/ECE.

Example of Major Functions:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

  • Plans, coordinates and participates in the recruitment of eligible children into the Head Start program;
  • Acts as community liaison and promotes community relations; participates in parent recruitment activities;
  • Distributes information and literature to parents regarding program services, including health, dental, nutrition, social services, and other services;
  • Establishes and maintains supportive relationships with Head Start families;
  • Conducts home visits, participate in parent teacher conference to share outcomes of screenings, assessments and any identified need to refer families to the appropriate Head Start staff and/or outside agencies;
  • Ensure the safety of children through continuous supervision during breaks, transitions and emergencies;
  • Develop Individual Family Partnership Agreements and assists families in the preparation of Family Plans through interview to identify needs and referrals;
  • Develops and implements follow up plans to support family outcomes;
  • Documents activities and performs various other administrative duties;
  • Maintains complete and current files and records pertaining to activities; will enter data into our electronic system to prepare regular and special status reports;
  • Screen and assess each child using appropriate screening/assessment tools;
  • Identify and refer based on scores/outcomes;
  • Participate in all job related trainings and professional development;
  • Participates in the preparation of assigned center's Program Information Report; Coordinates and attends Center Committee and Staff meetings;
  • Completes incomplete screenings on the medical/health history records of children;
  • Works closely with center staff to identify children's needs and to ensure delivery of appropriate services;
  • Acts as liaison with local community organizations to provide resources to children and their families; ensures center compliance with health, social services and parent engagement requirements of the Head Start Program's Performance Standards;
  • Serves as an advocate for the program's children and their families;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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