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Dorchester County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the position of Family Services Coordinator within the Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center. The Coordinator collaborates with all participating partners to ensure communication of available services and coordinates events to increase service delivery to eligible children and families. The Coordinator identifies, assesses, and provides direct services for families of children ages birth to five that impact the child’s development and educational progress. The successful candidate will demonstrate principled leadership and decision making while assuming this leadership role.
Recruits and selects eligible children and families for the purpose of providing comprehensive support services for child and family in preparation for kindergarten entry;
Coordinates public outreach opportunities to promote services of the Judy Center Partnership:
Participate in public/community activities, workshops, meetings, etc. for the purpose of receiving and/or presenting information.
Prepares materials to distribute (flyers, brochures, advertisements, invitations) to promote family engagement activities and events;
Plans and facilitates monthly service coordination meetings with community partners and agencies; connecting families to needed resources;
Prepares the monthly newsletter to be disseminated to the Judy Center Partnership and other community agencies;
Assists with the coordination of the various trainings/activities that the Judy Center conducts/facilitates;
Facilitates the coordination of early intervention services such as: hearing, vision, and dental screenings;
Maintains a case management database as required the by the Judy Center Grant;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood, Education, Special Education, Human Services, or Social Work, required;
Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Excel charts, etc.
Experience working with a diverse population of families
Experience in working with children birth to age five years old; preferred.
Dorchester County, Maryland, is the Eastern Shore's largest county with 593 square miles of land and 108 square miles of water located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. While the county is home to more than 750 businesses, it is also rich in recreational facilities and natural resources. The Dorchester County Public School system provides the educational foundation for the county's children.
Highlights of the DCPS System are:
There are 12 schools: two high schools, a career and technology center, two middle schools, six elementary schools and a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school.
There are approximately 5000 students in the district.
High schools offer a full College preparatory curriculum as well as options in occupational skills.
The Dorchester Career and Technology Center receives students from both high schools and offers programs in Culinary Arts , Masonry, Carpentry, Electricity, HVAC, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Welding, Agriculture, Medium and Heavy Truck, Auto Technology, Cosmetology, Homeland Security, Cisco Academy, Interactive Media Production, Teacher Academy and Medical Services.
IBM-compatible computers are used throughout the system in individual classrooms as well as strategically placed computer labs. There are courses in Technology Simulations, Keyboarding, Computer Applications, and Computerized Accounting. Every classroom has access to the Microsoft Office Products as well as to the Internet.
The Dual Enrollment Program with Chesapeake College and University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers the opportunity for the students who wish to get started on their college credits.
Family Support Services Resource Center for Families and Schools is designed to support children with disabilities from birth to 21. The center provides the skills and knowledge to enable families and children to understand the Special Education process.
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