Family and Community Involvement Specialist (Temporary Position - May to August 2019), Health Federation of Philadelphia | Children, Youth, and Families; Early Head Start Program

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:15am
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:15am
Job Summary: 

Primary responsibilities include facilitating intake process including receiving referrals, documenting income verification of parents, scheduling intake meetings and tracking the enrollment/discharge of children and pregnant women; planning, implementation and coordinator of parent involvement activities including Policy Council, Parent Committee and Father Involvement.


 Management of the ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection Enrollment and Attendance) data system via ChildPlus and monthly meetings.
 Keep accurate records of daily referrals to program and intake meetings.
 Schedule intake meetings with social workers.
 Conduct an Income Verification audit in family files twice a year.
 Coordinate and track transportation for eligible parents as per the HFP-EHS Transportation Policy.
 Along with FCP Manager, coordinate Policy Council annual retreat.
 Coordinate monthly Policy Council and Parent Committee meeting
 Coordinate New Parent Orientation every 6 months.
 Participate in ongoing in-service training as required.
 Keep supervisor completely informed of activities via email and by participating in weekly individual supervision, ERSEA meeting and monthly Unit meetings.
 Operate within the guidelines established by Early Head Start and Health Federation of Philadelphia policies and procedures.
 Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client contact and documentation.
 Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor

 Associate degree in Social Work or Human Services, Psychology, Early Childhood or related area

 Good verbal and written communication skills
 Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus
 Warm, understanding, non-judgmental yet mature personality
 Ability to work alone and as part of a team
 Ability to manage time effectively
 Ability to accept supervision
 Respect for importance of confidentiality and issues of diversity
 Working with families with young children who demonstrate a high level of risk and complex social service needs.
 Knowledge of program service area.
 Experience with outreach and recruitment activities.
 Experience and proficiency with using computer software to track and monitor data

Physical Demands
 Standard office setting plus home visits.
 Walking, standing, sitting, travel to home visits via personal vehicle or public transportation required.

Salary and Benefits:
Our employees are our most valuable resource, so we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:
 Medical with vision benefits
 Dental insurance
 Flexible spending accounts
 Life, AD&D and long term care insurance
 Short- and long-term disability insurance
 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
 Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
 Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. They should not be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and/or skills required.

The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.