Please contact the district or school with any questions regarding this position.
Job Status:          Grade 7 – 11, Step depending on experience and qualifications



General Responsibilities:

It is the responsibility of all EOAC employees to support EOAC’s mission and goals, to respect the confidentiality of all who come to us for information or assistance, and to personally maintain the dignity and integrity of one who is placed in a position of public trust.  We all bear the responsibility of improving the organization, communicating openly and empowering each other to excel at our work and maintain confidentiality of client/agency information as required by State and Federal laws, appropriate regulations, and professional practice standards.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Should have a Bachelor’s or Associates degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Social Work, or Home Economics with a concentration in Early Childhood/Child Development; or, current Infant and Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification
  • Must also have 1-2 years work experience in the field
  • Experience with teen parents, pregnant women, and/or families with infants/toddlers required
  • Experience with low-income children and families preferred
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Should have the ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
  • Must have the ability to teach and educate parents using appropriate adult learning principles
  • Must exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs
  • Must be able to work effectively with infants, toddlers, and their families
  • Must pass a pre-duty physical examination to include drug and alcohol test and subject to random testing for alcohol and drugs
  • Must have current enrollment in the Child Care Division-Criminal History Registry
  • Must have current Texas Driver’s license and reliable vehicle and current liability insurance
  • Must have knowledge of:
    • o Nutrition requirements for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers
    • o Prenatal development
    • o Child development, particularly infants and toddlers
    • o Americans with Disabilities Act
    • o Community Resources
    • o Different cultural beliefs and practices
    • o Early childhood behavioral techniques and practices
    • o Parenting Skills
    • o Safe driving principles and practices
    • o CPR, First Aid and other emergency procedures
    • o Maintain current First Aid and CPR Certification
    • o TB Skin Test
    • o Annual Physical Examinations
  • Must be able to frequently walk, kneel, bend at waist and sit on floor being able to get up and down to assist children
  • Must pass a Criminal History check

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Plan and develop with the parents an individualized program for the family including establishing a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect for the families
  2. Work with parents to strengthen the family’s knowledge of child development; help parents to understand how children grow and learn; plan and conduct educational activities with parents to meet the child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs
  3. Give parent information about health and nutrition coordinating with parents, other staff and community agencies, regarding health screenings for family members, and providing information and referrals if necessary
  4. Educate and assist families in accessing community resources and provide support for problem solving
  5. Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child’s family; encourage their involvement in the program; promote parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships
  6. Promote feelings of security and trust in infants and toddlers by conveying warmth, supportiveness, and comfort; establish strong and caring relationship with children
  7. Coordinate experiences and opportunities with parents that allow infants and toddlers to develop curiosity, initiative, problem solving skills, and creativity as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group
  8. Schedule, support, and follow through with developmental screening of infant’s and toddler’s motor, language, social, cognitive, perceptual, and emotional skills
  9. Coordinate, participate, and assist in implementation of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) with Early Intervention Program for children with disabilities
  10. Develop individual transition plan with each family, EHS Program Manager, and any pertinent community agency
  11. Plans and conducts at least two (2) developmentally appropriate group socializations activities for children and families monthly
  12. Maintains accurate and up to date records required by the Early Head Start program.  Participates in Home Based and other Head Start/Early Head Start staff meetings
  13. Notify parents when a visit needs to be cancelled and reschedule the cancelled visit
  14. Report suspected child abuse/neglect according to Agency policy and state requirements
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned and reasonably within the scope of the above listed duties
  16. Reports to work at scheduled times and maintain good attendance.  Performs duties in a timely and professional manner
  17. Continues professional growth by participating in training programs and workshops/conferences within the community and as provided by the program
  18. Other duties as assigned

Immediate Supervisor:       Children’s Services Coordinator