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ERSEA Advocate

Company: Head Start for Kent County
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview: Ensures the implementation of the Head Start program by supporting families as they move towards self-sufficiency by ensuring compliance in the areas of: Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA). Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following: (ERSEA)

  • Utilize recruitment techniques to determine eligible children and to ensure full enrollment of assigned sites by implementing procedures in accordance with Performance Standards
  • Participate in recruitment activities and community events with agencies and organizations that provide services to children and families
  • Schedule and complete intake applications, determine eligibility, and complete full enrollments for Head Start Families
  • Accurately complete enrollment documents using the data management system
  • Ensure children's files contain the appropriate ERSEA documents
  • Ensure all necessary staff are informed of attendance and enrollment changes
  • Maintain enrollment and wait lists using Placement Priority procedures
  • Update attendance reports, monitor child attendance, and follow up with families regarding attendance issues
  • Assist with summer recruitment responsibilities, including ISD Intake Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities Required Education and Experience: Bachelor Degree in Social Work or Bachelor Degree with a minimum of six (6) courses totaling 24 credits in a related field *Related fields include the following: Social Work, Social Services, Family Services, Family Studies, Behavioral Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Development, Psychology, and Education including Special Education, Early Childhood Education, or Child Development (subject to change per Federal and State requirements).
    • Bi-lingual preferred, Past experience in Social Services field is preferred Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
      • Accountability
      • Attention to Detail
      • Customer Oriented
      • Self-Management
      • Technical Expertise
      • Communication Physical Requirement: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required; it would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, please contact the Benefits Specialist. Job Requirements:Essential Duties and Responsibilities (May Include But Not Limited to the following): (ERSEA)
        • Utilize recruitment techniques to determine eligible children and to ensure full enrollment of assigned sites by implementing procedures in accordance with Performance Standards
        • Participate in recruitment activities and community events with agencies and organizations that provide services to children and families
        • Schedule and complete intake applications, determine eligibility, and complete full enrollments for Head Start Families
        • Accurately complete enrollment documents using the data management system
        • Ensure children's files contain the appropriate ERSEA documents
        • Ensure all necessary staff are informed of attendance and enrollment changes
        • Maintain enrollment and wait lists using Placement Priority procedures
        • Update attendance reports, monitor child attendance, and follow up with families regarding attendance issues
        • Assist with summer recruitment responsibilities, including ISD Intake Support to Department
          • Attend team, department, or site meetings as needed
          • Provide translation services when needed, if available
          • Communicate with Special Needs staff regarding children with IEP's and ongoing referrals

Keywords: Head Start for Kent County, Grand Rapids , ERSEA Advocate, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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