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Assistant Director of Family Services -BCS

Supervisor: Director of Early Head Start

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 30 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

The zero to three child development program integrates Early Head Start and Family Child Care services into a single program that offers full-day home-based child care services, child development and family support services, and advocacy to low income families with children under three years of age. The program provides developmentally appropriate home-based child care, socialization group and home visits to families and family child care providers.


  •  Coordinate and supervise the work of the family service staff in developing and maintaining a high quality program in child development, health, nutrition, social services and parent involvement to meet the fullest needs of families served.
  •  Oversee the development of an individualized family plan that will enhance the development of the child and promote a positive relationship between parent and child. Assist staff in assessing parent-child relationship and provide appropriate guidance acknowledging family and cultural influences
  •  Ensure program compliance with Head Start Performance Standards regulations
  •  Provide infant/mental health training and guidance to staff and families
  •  Provide direct support when needed to Family Child Specialist by conducting supervised home visits and individual meetings with parents and staff
  •  Provide both task and reflective supervision for Family Services Staff.
  •  Maintain all necessary documentation
  •  Assist in planning and evaluation of all program components with input from staff, parents, and community partners
  •  Other duties as requested by supervisor


  •  Bachelor's required; Masters in Social Work, Clinical or Developmental Psychology, Infant & Child Mental Health preferred
  •  Five years experience working with families and children prenatal to three years of age
  •  Three years experience supervising staff
  •  Must have good organization, communication and writing skills
  •  Ability to write and speak Spanish and/or Chinese preferred

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Commensurate with experience


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