Washington, DC, United States
Family Engagement Specialist - Educare
One of the nation’s most effective early childhood schools, Educare works to eliminate the opportunity gap for young children living in poverty. In our comprehensive play-based program, children gain the skills necessary for success in school and in life. As a recipient of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant, Educare DC has the opportunity to share our best practices with child care providers in DC’s Wards 7 and 8 to serve an additional 144 infants, toddlers and their families.
As the Family Engagement Specialist for the Child Care Partnership (CCP), you will develop and maintain mutually respectful, positive relationships with families of children enrolled in CCP programs to promote strong child and family outcomes. You will work alongside parents to reflect on and plan for their family’s well-being and life goals. You will coordinate with community agencies to facilitate integrated services to support families. You will partner with families to build strong parent-child relationships and strengthen their support networks with other parents and community members. You will be part of a team of family engagement specialists, sharing best practices, collaborating and reporting to the Family Engagement Manager.
At Educare, we believe everyone deserves a fair chance to achieve their dreams, and it starts by leveling the playing field from the day we’re born. Our approach extends beyond the classroom to help children, families, and communities thrive. Educare, DC is part of the 23 school Educare network, and provides a high-quality, research-based early childhood education program for children and families. We combine high quality instruction, intensive family engagement, and embedded teacher training to serve children and families. Our program provides high-quality full day, full year early care and education to children who receive child care subsidy and are eligible for Early Head Start. Additionally, we leverage our experience to provide training for other programs and to serve as advocates for children and families across the DC region.
This federal grant will allow Educare’s childcare partners to increase the quality of their early education programs and to add new services including health, oral health, nutrition, mental health, and support for children with special needs. The grant also funds family engagement services designed to help low-income families build positive relationships and access comprehensive services. It is our goal to support the parents’ journey as their children’s first teacher and to encourage them to be engaged community leaders and advocates.
Responsibilities of the Family Engagement Specialist
Promote and Maintain Parent Involvement
Qualifications of the Family Engagement Specialist
Attributes of the Family Engagement Specialist
What’s Attractive to the Right Family Engagement Specialist Candidate?
To Apply for the Family Engagement Specialist position:
Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Ellen Greenwood with “Educare - Family Engagement Specialist #2019-2468 EX ” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email, and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.
Alternative Titles: social worker, case manager, Children and Family Services, family engagement, low-income families, high risk community, parent liasion, family engagement coordinator, family support partner
Staffing Advisors has been engaged to find the right candidate and is committed to helping create a diverse work environment for our client. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.
One of the nation’s most effective early childhood schools, Educare works to eliminate the opportunity gap for young children living in poverty. In our comprehensive play-based program, children gain the skills necessary for success in school and in life. As a recipient of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant, Educare DC has the opportunity to share our best practices with child care providers in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8 to serve an additional 144 infants, toddlers, and their families.