Family Support Specialist


Under direction, in accordance with established program standards, state and federal regulations maintain center enrollment, work with enrolled and attending families to achieve compliant child attendance, foster parent involvement, and provide social service assistance (i.e. referral to agency and other community services/resources, etc). Responsibilities include: assist with recruitment, assessment and enrollment activities of young children (six weeks – age five) and expectant mothers, as applicable; maintain compliant files for children/families; maintain center waiting lists, transfers, withdrawals/terminations; monitor files for up-to-date documentation/compliance for ongoing program participation; perform record-keeping tasks; input data in software tracking system; promote parent participation in program; organize parent meetings and family activities; serve as liaison with community agencies and families; conduct assessments of family needs and provide appropriate referrals and/or linkage with community resources/agencies; participate in home visits, as required; attend staff meetings, training and workshops; perform related duties as assigned


Head Start/Early Head Start


High School Diploma or equivalent with one year demonstrated experience working in social service, human services, and/or community action programs, or equivalent combinations of training and experience must have a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License and transportation (regular travel required for across the Summit County area to assist with recruitment of eligible children and families, conduct home visits, training and getting to/from assigned worksite locations); computer literacy; post-employment physical and criminal background checks conducted


$14.52 per hour / $1,161.60 Bi-weekly & $15.02 per hour / $1,201.60 following successful completion of 6-month probation (Pay Level 6)


Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt, 11-month and 9-month work schedules (Paid Winter & Spring Breaks)


Worksites are located throughout Summit County and assignments are based on program needs and subject to change during the course of employment


Medical, Life, Dental, Prescription, 403-b Retirement Plan with employer matching, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program and other benefits as applicable to work classification


09/01/2021 - Continuous until filled


Complete an application to express interest. Application found at www.ca-akron.org


Community Action Akron Summit
Human Resources Department
55 East Mill Street                                     
Akron, OH 44308

Or, E-mail Resume to: resumes@ca-akron.org

NO PHONE CALLS. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  Applications/resumes are kept on file for 6-months. This position is subject to Ohio Association of Public Schools Employees - Local 146 Participation
Equal Opportunity Employer