This position is grant funded and continuation in subsequent years is dependent on funding.
Starting Hourly Wage:
The Child Development Liaison works with parent/caregiver in collaboration with hospitals, pediatricians, and community social service providers to support a parent/caregiver in the physical, social, emotional, and educational development of their child.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the assignment and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.
1.Links parent/caregiver with agencies and resources in Lake County that provide social services for families;
2.Works with, encourages, and supports the parent/caregiver of young children within a variety of settings including homes, daycares, and other community sites;
3.Serves as a parent liaison between parents/caregivers and District;
4.Assists with coordinating birth-3 services and provides education, information, and resources to parent/caregiver;
5.Ensures that parent/caregiver involvement outreach efforts are consistent with the mission and vision of the Mountaintop Project;
6.Facilitates parent universities and activities, identified in the Mountaintop Project;
7.Compiles materials and creates files for documentation of compliance with the Mountaintop Project;
8.Facilitates and completes closing documentation for children being exited from the program in accordance with program guidelines;
9.Facilitates the accurate, timely completion and submission of required documents by team members;
10. Prepares and maintains accurate records regarding all aspects of parent/caregiver
meetings/activities/surveys for the purpose of Mountaintop Project compliance;
11. Attends all meetings regarding the parent /child including Mountaintop committee meetings;
12. Participates in required county and local school district trainings;
13. Maintains accurate and timely paperwork and on-going case note documentation within all data base systems per Mountaintop Project guidelines;
14. Maintains regular communication with parent/caregiver, team members, program manager, and other interested stakeholders while maintaining client confidentiality at all times;
15. Maintains productivity expectations for the program per Mountaintop project guidelines;
16. Participates in assigned professional development and training as required;
17. Continuously researches potential partnerships, resources, and agencies that support families with young children;
18. Maintain and manage database of current and potential partnerships, resources, and agencies that support families with young children;
19. Sponsors parent/caregiver training sessions to help parent/caregiver work with their children at home;
20. Provides regular communication with parent/caregiver to apprise them of events and opportunities within the school district, community, and county;
21. Discusses and reviews family/community trends, concerns, and needs with supervisor;
22. Surveys parent/caregiver to assess the effectiveness of the Mountaintop Project;
23. Performs other related duties as required.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The following identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential for the Child Development Liaison (this is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties).
1.Knowledge of and respect for the diverse backgrounds (cultural, linguistic, environmental) of students and how these characteristics affect the student's life and learning;
2.Knowledge of relevant laws, rules, and regulations specific to the District;
3.Knowledge of the similarities and differences between cognitive, communicative, physical, social, and emotional needs of students and the factors that influence these different needs;
4.Interpersonal and social skills;
5.Oral and written communication skills;
6.Ability to assist and reinforce elements that support safe, healthy child development;
7.Ability to be sensitive and respectful in communications regarding all children and families, regardless of differences in cultural heritage, lifestyle, values, and home environment;
8.Ability to establish and maintain rapport with families;
9.Ability to prepare and organize materials to support parent/caregiver and families;
10. Ability to problem solve;
11. Ability to support parent/caregiver's role in child's development;
12. Ability to use ethical practices for confidential communication about child/parent/caregiver;
13. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with families and other external stakeholders;
14. Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Required Qualifications & Experience:
1.Bachelor's degree in social work or other human-services related field from an accredited college or university preferred.
2.Experience in early childhood development and special needs.
3.Fluent in English, Spanish preferred.
4.Must have the capability to do home and daycare visits; experience with home visits preferred.
5.Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team settings.
6.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, or similar applications.
7.Travel between multiple sites is required.
8.Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
9.Must have proof of insurance AND meet the requirements of the Employee Driving Policy.
10. A Criminal Background Check must meet the requirements of the State of IL licensure for day programming.
11. Self-motivated and able to work independently.
12. Must be organized and able to handle multiple tasks.
13. Must be honest, dependable and able to meet deadlines.
14. Must exercise sound judgment in making decisions and act accordingly.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.
Individuals appointed to these assignments must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the assignment.
This job assignment falls under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.
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Round Lake Area Schools