Sieda Community Action Child Development Unit will be accepting applications through Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 4:30pm for the Family Service Worker position for the Cardinal Community School District and Sieda Community Action Head Start partnership. The position is located at 5414 IA-16, Eldon, IA 52554. 

SUMMARY: 

The Family Service Worker position works with the family to identify strengths, establish goals, and develop short-term objectives. Assists families in meeting programmatic requirements concerning health services and engages family throughout all aspects of the Head Start program. Has primary responsibility for on-going recruitment in their county.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:

  • Obtain Family Development Specialist certification which does not require ongoing CEUs.
  • Must complete required training hours annually, per Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Center regulations & Head Start Performance Standards.
  • All staff are considered mandatory reporters of child abuse and required to hold a valid training certificate.
  • All staff coming in contact with children are required to have up to date training in CPR, First Aid and Universal Precautions.
  • Participates in pre-service, in-service/other trainings, AEA staffing, staff meetings, and committee work as required.
  • Seeks out professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and by utilizing available resources and training opportunities.

OTHER:

  • Head Start employees must pass a Pre-Employment state criminal record check, then successfully pass a state criminal record check every 2 years while employed in the Child Development unit.
  • Head Start employees must pass a federal criminal record check with-in 6 weeks of employment, then successfully pass a federal criminal record check every 4 years while employed in the Head Start Program.
  • Travel is required both in and outside the service area.  Proof of auto insurance and valid driving license is required. 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skill, and/or ability required to be considered for this position.  

FORMAL EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Social Work, or related field required.
  • Obtain Family Development Specialist certification within 2 years of employment.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of two years experience working with children and families in a similar capacity. Experience in Head Start preferred.

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY:  

  • Requires moderate level computer knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office programs, including, but not limited to, Word, Outlook, and Lync.  
  • Requires moderate level computer knowledge and experience with Windows based operating system.  
  • Must collect, enter, and update data into ChildPlus.net an existing Head Start management program with minimal training.
  • May collect, enter, and update data into Teaching Strategies GOLD an existing online early childhood assessment program with minimal training.
  • Must perform simple maintenance to keep computers operational.

Salary range for this position is $16.21-19.05. 

If interested, please complete the online application at https://www.sieda.org/application-for-employment. Please include your resume (mandatory) and cover letter (optional) with the application.

Deadline: Tuesday, November 29 @ 4:30pm.

For additional information please contact: 

Tamara Wheaton and/or Katie Thompson, Sieda Child Development Administrative Assistants

641-682-8741

twheaton@sieda.org and kthompson@sieda.org