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For more than 100 years, the Christopher House mission has been to strengthen and empower economically disadvantaged children and their families by providing a continuum of educational and human services.  Our integrated web of support services helps build thriving families by equipping them with the tools they need to become self-sufficient and progress in their social, emotional, educational and economic development.

We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.  Christopher House values high expectations and an educational program that leverages arts integration, project-based learning, parent involvement, celebration of diversity, and a commitment to measurable results.  These values are the framework of our learning community and extend to students, parents, teachers, and administrators.  These values have resulted in educational services that produce significant returns in student achievement and parental involvement.  Our dynamic and innovative programs lead the field in accountability and achievement by establishing and exceeding rigorous academic, social and emotional outcomes.

In the fall of 2013, Christopher House built on its portfolio of early learning centers and expand our transformative culture into a birth to eighth grade school composed of an Early Learning and an Elementary Learning House.  The Elementary Learning House is a K-8 charter school.  The school creates unprecedented collaboration between early childhood and elementary educators as well as family support programs.  In addition, it provides foundational exposure during the earliest years of life to our culture of high expectations and academic excellence

Position Objective: Provide optimal support and services for families and children in the Early Childhood Development Services (ECDS) programs.

Responsibilities: Ensure families participating in the ECDS programs receive integrated, timely, appropriate and comprehensive services based on individual family assessments.  Provide services that are culturally sensitive in a respectful manner, ensuring client confidentiality at all times.

Assist in the planning and implementation of a successful recruitment action plan to achieve site’s full enrollment. Participate in community events to promote Christopher House’s programs and services.

Complete required paperwork.  Maintain health records. Complete family assessments, Family Partnership Agreements, referrals for services, monthly visits, group meetings, etc. Communicate requirements to parents; ensure all health and dental records are obtained in a timely manner.

Assist program administration in meeting the parental involvement requirement responsibilities:  contacting parents regarding program activities, assisting in the organization of meetings, etc.  Serve as liaison between families and program, interpreting agency and program policies to parents and families.

Maintain accurate records, including multiple databases as well as paper files (databases include COPA and ETO), as required by funding agencies and maintain compliance with funder’s requirements.

Qualifications: Experience working in subsidized or publicly funded programs. Computer literate and knowledge of database programs.  Accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent verbal and written communication  skills. Ability to effectively communicate with people of diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Ability to work some evening and weekends required. 

Education: Bachelors degree in social work, human services, or a related field. Coursework related to working with families is required.

Director of Family Support Services

Christopher House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  Metro Area Chicago IL
  Job Location City Chicago
  Job Location State Illinois
  Job Location Zip 60639
  Job Category Advocacy
  Prefered Experience 1 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Jul. 17, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name c
  Organizational Focus Children and Youth
  Contact Person Gloria Kuechenberg
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email

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