UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start currently serves 928 children at 16 sites throughout Pulaski County. The program’s overall goal is to increase the social competence of children in low income families and children with disabilities, while improving the chances of success in school. Head Start/Early Head Start addresses the needs of the whole child including the educational, vocational and material needs of the entire family. The program strives to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while enabling parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children. Head Start/Early Head Start helps parents meet their own goals while giving children a head start in life.
Family/Ed Liaison & Resource Specialist oversees the delivery of health services and maintains health data and documentation in the data management system. This position will evaluate the existing program by gathering pertinent information, reviewing children’s files, researching files, conducting interviews and surveys, and contacting other state agencies and works in close coordination with the Health Team. Also has responsibility to assist in assessing children who have behaviors which indicate they have developmental delays. Follow up with parents to obtain permission for referral for special services working in close coordination with the Mental Health & Disabilities Manager.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary: Commensurate with experience
This is a provisional position. Provisional positions are funded by external grants or contracts with established end dates. When the grant expires or is not extended, the provisional position will be eliminated. Employees in provisional positions may apply for other positions at UAMS when their provisional position ends.
Must be able to handle stress, tension, and exasperation that contact with many children and adults may bring every day.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.