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Family Coach

Company: Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Do you love working one on one with families to support their children's growth and development? Do you have a passion for serving families and children living in poverty? Do you want to work for an agency that provides a positive work environment with opportunities for professional growth and advancement? If so, this may be the perfect opportunity for you! As a Family Coach, you will be visiting families weekly, focusing on building their confidence and skills as their child's first teacher. You will also be supporting parents in identifying their own skills and strengths, developing personal goals toward self-sufficiency, and providing the resources and strategies to help meet those goals. JFCAC Head Start is a federally funded program designed to support school readiness for children ages birth through 5 years of age for children and families living in poverty.
Job Duties:

  • Recruit and enroll children that are income eligible for Head Start services.
  • Provide weekly home visits with parents/guardians using the Parents as Teachers curriculum.
  • Conduct developmental screenings and assessments for children assigned to caseload.
  • Ensure children receive required health screenings and follow up on concerns.
  • Utilize Parent Gauge assessment tool to identify needs of families, strengths, and areas for improvement. Use data to develop goals and track parent's progress.
  • Provide community resources for families relevant to their needs.
  • Participate in family events to support school readiness and community involvement.


    • Minimum of Associates Degree in child development, education, social sciences, or related field with a minimum of 9 ECE or social service credits.
    • At least 2 years documented work experience in early childhood development, family development, social work, human services, and/or psychology required.
    • Must have a reliable vehicle.

Keywords: Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation, Columbia , Family Coach, Education / Teaching , Hillsboro, Missouri

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