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. 


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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 


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


  • 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.


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


  • 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 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 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 and