To engage families and young children that are not receiving services and assure connections to health care, including medical, mental, and oral health, education and other support and to professional represent the ESD and the South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub in interactions with parents, community and staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Experience in human services related field (i.e., early childhood education, social work, family studies) and three years experience in a family social services setting which includes referrals of families in needs of services to community resources. Excellent project management skills, multitasking, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of child development, the 40 Developmental assets, and the risk and protective factors that promote early learning outcomes, including indicators related to nutrition, health, safety, poverty, and special needs.
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to relate to diverse at-risk children and families with sensitivity and respect. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Engage and facilitate groups with diverse opinions. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with leaders and staff from social services, health care, public safety, and other related organizations to help drive performance and other organization needs. Ability to work collaboratively with other management teams.
Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions in one-on-one and small group situations. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and presentations professionally.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in a variety of situations. Ability to manage deadlines, organize time, and identify resources for the Early Learning Hub. Good judgement in a professional environment.
Computer Skills: General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use database software, email, internet software, spreadsheets, and word processing software. MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) strongly preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to appropriately communicate. Ability to exercise good judgement and work in an environment with constant interruptions. Ability to manage deadlines and requirements in a fast paced environment with the ability to self-manage and prioritize duties. Ability to facilitate in a group setting and be able to network. Ability to be flexible in schedule of work hours and days, in order to best meet the needs of families. Quickly acquire familiarity with federal, state, regional, county and community resources.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A valid Oregon Driver’s License and maintain current automobile insurance. Ability to obtain a valid CPR/First Aid card.