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Family Child Specialist


Supervisor: Assistant Director of Family Services


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 residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

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, family support services and advocacy to low
income pregnant women and families with children under three years of age. The program provides
developmentally appropriate home-based child care, and Home visits to families and family child care providers.


Responsibilities:

  •  Manage a caseload of families and conduct home visits
  •  Coordinate parent/family involvement with Parent Provider conference workshops and activities
  •  Take some program-wide responsibilities that may include annual events, parent/child groups, etc.
  •  Develop consistent, stable and supportive relationships with families and children
  •  Be part of a team in assessing family needs and child developmental status
  •  Be part of a team in developing an individualized family/child plan addressing family and child needs
  •  Provide appropriate services to families/children based on the individualized family plan
  • Work closely with families on specific issues and difficulties those individual families are experiencing
  •  Provide families with appropriate referrals and follow-up with families and service providers on referrals
  •  Provide workshops to families and staff
  •  Assist in the recruitment of families
  •  Assist in developing the Parent Council and other parent support groups
  •  Maintain proper documentation on families and children
  •  Other duties as requested by supervisor to fulfill job responsibilities

Qualifications:

  •  BA in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Human Development or related field
  •  Bilingual English/Cantonese or English/Mandarin required
  •  Knowledge of child development birth to three
  •  Two to three years of experience working with families in a supportive and empowering environment

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)


Salary: Mid 30s, plus generous benefits


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