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Family Partner
Job Code:2018-SM-CD-CD-OG-001
Department:Child Development Program
Location:Old Grove - Oceanside, CA
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Range$14.80-$17.59
Under direct supervision (typically the Center Director with the guidance of the Early Head Start/Head Start Program managers), the Early Head Start Family Partner will be responsible for providing direct, comprehensive services to the children and their families through home visits and parent participation class time activities as assigned. This classification has two program options. The Home Base Program option provides one home visit weekly to each assigned family and conducts bi-monthly class times. The Combination Program option provides two home visits per month and weekly class times. The Combination Program option changes to the Home Base Program option during the first and last months of the school year. Work load/case load shall be in compliance with Federal guidelines for the program.the MAAC centers. This includes indoor and outdoor facilities upkeep at the administration offices and all sites as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Provides direct home visit services to assigned families and coordinates all the Early Head Start Services received by those families
  • Develops and supports the concept that the parent is the primary educator enabling the parent to provide richer experiences to support their child’s growth and development
  • Records, maintains and updates health files, including medical/dental examinations, follow-ups, health screenings and referral documents for assigned clients
  • Assists the parent in providing a safe home environment to prevent and reduce childhood injuries recognizing safety hazards, dangerous substances, and unsafe conditions and give parents resources regarding the removal of debris, hazards, unsafe equipment and materials
  • Recognizes symptoms of spousal, sexual, child abuse and neglect and the legal requirements in such cases and follows MAAC procedures in dealing with such situations
  • Reinforces good self-help skills, i.e., hand washing, teeth brushing, and assists in educating parents in diapering and toileting procedures
  • Establishes and promotes weekly relationships with parents so as to increase the program ability to help meet their child rearing assessments
  • Works in partnership with parents to determine the uniqueness and individuality of their child using observations, screenings and assessments
  • Provides referrals for children and families to community resources to meet identified needs and ensures follow-up to see needs are met
  • Assists the parents in learning and maintaining good health and nutrition practices and provides information relevant to the family needs
  • Assists the parents in utilizing home space, relationships, materials, and home routines as resources for an interesting, secure and enjoyable environment that encourages, play exploration and learning
  • Encourages parents to appreciate the importance of physical development and provides opportunities for indoor and outdoor active play that encourages physical development, recognizes individual differences and guides children in the safe use of materials and equipment
  • Maintains an open, positive, friendly, professional and cooperative relationship with each family member to encourage and support parent involvement
  • Provides home visits each month as required by program option and needs of the family (90 minute duration)
  • Plans and implements class times as required by program option, which focus on child development concepts and techniques for parents.
  • Maintains and updates written records and reports in a timely manner
  • Attends required trainings, meetings conferences, workshops
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • High School diploma OR GED
  • Twelve (12) units in ECE or CD 
  • Three (3) or more additional units in Infant/Toddler coursework
  • Three (3) or more additional units in Social Services OR Health Services
  • Current CA Associate Teacher permit OR home-based Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
  • One (1) year experience with children ages 0-3 years in a child care, health or social service setting 
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) speaking, reading and writing required  
  • AND Valid CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers Cards must be obtained within first two months (2) of employment and maintained throughout employment (paid, designated training available through MAAC) In the event employees do not attend the scheduled training, they must obtain the cards through outside resources and costs will not be reimbursed. The cards must be obtained and maintained within prescribed timelines. 

Knowledge of:

  • Community resources and procedures

Ability to:

  • Relate positively and effectively with families of various cultures, disabilities and socio economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrate emphatic skills and interact positively with Infants/Toddlers
  • Work flexible hours and days
  • Work some evenings to meet the needs of the families


Union Membership ( if applicable):
This position is represented by Service Employees International Union, Local 221, CTW. Dues/deductions begin after 30 days of employment.