Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 68,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are currently searching for a full-time Family Support Worker to join our DuPage team!
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION:
Responsible for completing intake and eligibility appointments for Head Start center.
Responsible for monitoring health/nutrition, ERSEA, and family assessment activities for families in the Head Start program.
Responsible for planning and facilitating monthly parent meetings and trainings
Implement recruitment efforts for your site/locations including recruitment of children disabilities, while maintaining full enrollment at all times along with a wait reflective of agency goals.
Establish and maintain accurate documentation of age and income eligibility for children and pregnant women participating in the program.
Collaborate with families and teaching staff to complete an accurate family assessment annually and provide intervention, referrals and assistance for interests, needs and circumstances identified.
Provide case management services to families and children including assistance and referrals, i.e. emergency services, health/nutrition/dental referrals, disability referrals, and child abuse and neglect referrals, etc.
Collaborate with families in accessing community services that meet their needs, circumstances and interests including following up with parents to assure that services are received.
Assist families in identifying and defining goals as early as possible after enrollment; and ensure that progress review is done per procedure.
Bachelor’s Level Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Sociology, Child Development or related field.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and/or weekends.
Knowledge of community resources.
Must have access to a vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of insurance to perform essential job functions.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ health savings contributions.
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change t...hat empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.