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SOCIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATE

Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: June 12, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture. MEXICAN AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION JOB DESCRIPTION Position: Social Services Associate Program: Child Care and Pre-School Program Supervised by: Program Director and/or designee FLSA Status: Non-Exempt hourly General Purpose: The Social Services Associate is a staff person who will assist the Child Care administration with the clerical support services as assigned. Social Services Associate will travel to the assigned child care/pre-school centers to aide in the provision of social services necessary to permit parents and children to benefit from and be able to continue participation in the MAOF child care program. This staff member will work collaboratively with administration to implement mandated Federal and State guidelines. Responsibilities and Duties: --- Interacts with families in a manner that is respectful of each family's ethnic, cultural and diversity; --- Communicates in an effective manner with parents, children and staff; --- Assist in the enrollment function of eligible children regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, or children with disabilities; --- Assist the Child Care Administration in other documentation necessary for program accountability as required by the State Department of Education; --- Meets with parents of children enrolling in the program and completes the necessary supportive services documents/process; --- Maintains a centralized record-keeping system which ensures confidentiality of the children's records; --- Assist in the completion of the enrollment forms, contracts, fee determinations, etc., prior to final approval. Assists with recertification; --- Maintains and prepares reports for submission to the Child Care Administration (i.e., attendance, control sheets and required forms); --- Assists in the set-up and/or sets up program resources; --- Assists in parent education programs including notifying parents of available services through MAOF and through the community at large; --- Encourages families to develop confidence and self-sufficiency in dealing with bureaucracy and personal matters; --- As required, will participate in parent education and advisory group meetings; --- Assist in the recruitment of eligible children into the program; --- Carries out any other activities, which may be necessary for proper implementation of the program; --- Regular attendance, Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; --- Weekend work may be assigned as needed; --- Required to travel to designated Child Care and or Pre-School Centers; --- Attends staff meetings, workshops, and conference, as assigned; --- Other duties as assigned. Requirements: --- High School Diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of (1) year completed college related courses; --- Minimum of 6 units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education; --- Strong interpersonal and communication skills; --- Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Spanish; --- Must posses excellent time management and organizational skills; --- Computer literate (Microsoft Word and Excel); --- Proper phone etiquette; --- Sensitivity and ability to work well with diverse ethnic, religious and cultural groups; --- Must have positive attitude with a desire to work with and promote the welfare of children and their families; --- Sensitive to the needs of the program and the general public; --- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished verbally and in writing; --- Negative T.B. test or chest X-ray, negative drug and alcohol screen test; --- Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers and supervisors; work as part of a team and collaborate with department; and complete projects under tight deadlines even when there are completing requirements and changes in assignments; --- Ability to work with minimal supervision; --- Must posses own automobile, valid California Driver's License, and current auto insurance. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. MAOF is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Chula Vista , SOCIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATE, Other , Chula Vista, California

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