Employment Type
Date posted
December 29, 2021
Position title
Intake Worker

37.5 hours per week

52 weeks per year

Job Location
Head Start / Early Head Start Program, Sumner, 215 Bassett St,, Syracuse, NY 13210


• At least two years of education or experience in Social Work, Human Services or other related field, including experience in a community/family services organization;
• Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and have computer knowledge.
• Experience working with low-income families, knowledge of agencies and services available to address the needs of families in Onondaga County.
• A valid New York State driver license.
• Possess strong self-starting skills and compassion for clients.
• Bi-lingual ability preferred in target areas where a second language predominates.
• Preschool child development experience helpful.




1. Recruit Head Start participants.
A. Conduct the outreach and recruitment efforts of Head Start which includes discussing program options and services provided with potential clients, completion of intakes, health and dental histories, and nutritional assessments to prepare families and children for entrance into the program. Ensure compliance with the federal guidelines.
B. Provide information to interested families regarding eligibility, recruitment, enrollment, wait list status, and selection criteria.
C. Complete intakes process with families to ensure all required documents are submitted for application/enrollment process. Serve as an information source for families within your assigned recruitment quadrant
D. Participate in the recruitment of children with handicapping conditions.
E. Provide monthly attendance analysis to site supervisors
F. Attend placement meeting and assist individual with the students placement using the database-ranked waiting list.

2. Contribute toward the achievement of overall program goals and objectives.
A. Maintain data and statistics in the myHeadStart database for the PIR. Submit monthly statistics report.
B. Work in conjunction with Early Head Start staff to ensure seamless transition of families from Early Head Start to Head Start.
C. Complete all required documentation.
D. Document and coordinate efforts to maintain Non-Federal Share (in-kind) records including volunteer hours for parents.
E. Have thorough knowledge of Head Start/ Early Head Start program options.

3. Obtain documentation as required by HS/EHS regulations and verify information with acceptance of document proof.

4. Participate in training and in-service sessions to further knowledge and experiences as they relate to the Head Start Performance Standards.

5. Maintain confidentiality of all family and child records and all other matters relating to families.

6. Perform all other duties as they relate to the comprehensive team approach of the Head Start philosophy.

6. Adhere to relevant health and safety policies and procedures.



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