Easterseals Southern California

  • Parent Involvement Coordinator

    Job Locations US-CA-Leucadia
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  • Overview

    Develops, plans and implements meaningful activities for parents to ensure effective and consistent participation of parents at all levels of Head Start and Early Head Start programs; coordinates and oversees the parent involvement component for Head Start and Early program; organizes parent activities, parent education and parent groups; recruits train and supervises parent and volunteers and performs all other related duties.


    • Coordinates the parent involvement component of the Head Start and Early Head Start programs in line with the Parent Engagement Framework and ESSC CDC parent/family goals; plans, and formulates goals, policies and activities designed to implement parent involvement objectives and performance standards; supports and encourages parent participation in all Head Start and Early Head Start activities; regularly monitors, tracks, assesses, analyzes and evaluates parent involvement activities; assists in the development and implementation of activities of the Policy Council (PC) and other parent committees; coordinates with other program content experts and with agencies and services that can provide resources that would facilitate parent involvement; collects and analyzes information for specialized reports; develops, distributes and analyzes the results of parent surveys; and prepares routine and narrative reports in accordance with assigned functions.
    • Trains program staff in implementing parent involvement strategies; provides program orientation to parent groups in parent involvement opportunities within the program; develops and implements training modules and activities for parents; and promotes parent involvement and participation in Head Start or Early Head Start programs.
    • Serves as a liaison between parents, staff and community groups, interpreting their roles in the Head Start/Early Head Start/programs; maintains confidentiality of records and information on Head Start program families; serves as an advocate for parent involvement in Head Start, Early Head Start and community.
    • Participates in general program evaluation and monitoring processes; participates in writing the Head Start and Early Head Start grant goals in conjunction with the Director, management staff, policy council, parents and staff; monitors parent involvement budget; and perform all other related duties.
    • Other assignments that may need the associate's expertise, knowledge or ability


    • AA Degree, BA preferred in social services, family development, mental health or similar field preferred.
    • Has specialized knowledge in working with adults, adult education, recreation, etc.
    • Experience working with diverse families of very young children.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, through oral and written skills, and work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups. Must relate well to children and their families.
    • Training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable and supportive relationships with families of very young children; must develop knowledge of parent involvement, cooperative family goal setting, supporting families through change.
    • Bilingual preferred.
    • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Ability to stand, stoop and bend for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to pass post-offer medical examination and test for tuberculosis.
    • Ability to obtain fingerprint clearance per Easter Seals Southern California and/or program requirements.
    • Ability to travel locally with reliable transportation, maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards, and have proper auto insurance and vehicle registration.


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