Service for World Class Schools

Mental Health/Family/Community Partnership Consultant

Region 14 Education Service Center | Abilene, TX

Posted Date 11/18/2019

Goal: Provide leadership and technical assistance for school districts serving Head Start children ages birth to five.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field of social services, mental health
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Knowledge and skills appropriate for serving children birth to five
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills perferred, not required


  1. Program Planning/Organizational Skills
  • Maintains awareness of Performance Standards and

ESC Policy, and disseminates information to support staff, 

EHS/Head Start classroom staff, councils, and LEAs, regarding 

social-emotional development and access to family social 

services, with approval of Head Start Director.

  • Works cooperatively with school districts to support implementation 

of Performance Standards.

  • Ensures that proper and adequate documentation is maintained, in accordance with job-related confidentiality.
  • Cooperates with ESC staff concerning reports, policies, 

guidelines, etc. for Early Head Start/Head Start.

  • Assists Head Start Director in writing Refunding Application-

Early Head Start/Head Start Grant, as necessary.

  • Assists Head Start Director in completion of Program Information 

Report (PIR).

  • Assists Head Start Director in conducting annual Community Assessment.
  • Assists Head Start Director with Policy Councils, and Parent Meetings.
  • Provide Training of Family Services staff on FSW Credential with in their first 18 months of hired.
  • Assist with Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA).


  1. Fiscal Management
  • Assists Head Start Director by making recommendations for budget 

preparation. Produces documentation to support expenditures 

as authorized by Head Start Director.


  • Utilizes cost effective methods of reaching identified objectives.


III. Leadership

  • Demonstrates leadership in the development of decisions and innovations affecting the education of EHS/Head Start children.
  • Assists in guiding the daily work of EHS/Head Start staff in implementing the Performance Standards.
  • Provides leadership and direction in recruitment, eligibility, and enrollment of Early Head Start/Head Start children.

Provides leadership and collaborates with Family Service Workers in developing Family Partnership Agreements.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with community agencies and social services agencies to meet family needs.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Provides training for classroom staff in meeting EHS/Head Start Standards and correcting deficits identified during self-assessment and federal reviews.


  1. Communication Skills
  • Demonstrates effective/positive communication techniques and utilizes proper communication channels with administrators, teachers, students, parents, Team Leaders and ESC staff.
  • Maintains positive contacts with outside service providers as needed.


  1. Consultative and Technical Assistance
  • Demonstrates accessibility through periodic campus visits.
  • Responds to EHS/Head Start staff requests for assistance through workshops and other services including follow-up services, training, and selection of programs to meet identified needs.
  • Assists in providing parent trainings to meet Performance Standards.
  • Provides timely and effective on-site consultation with families.
  • Oversees transition services to families.
  • Conducts advocacy work..
  • Facilitates Mental Health & Family Services/Partnership Committee meetings in collaboration with MH/FCPC.
  • Facilitates and monitors documentation for the mental health/social services component of EHS/Head Start.
  • Disseminates information and provides training to personnel on materials/activities/assessments promoting social-emotional development, and supporting EHS/Head Start children and families.
  • Assists EHS/Head Start staff in locating appropriate resources for families and making referrals as needed.
  • Assist with parent meetings as needed.
  • Assists ESC/Head Start staff with Mental Health issues and concerns.
  • Works cooperatively with ESC/Head Start staff to plan and develop the services provided in the area of preschool children.
  • Provides leadership and ongoing communication about best practice, research, and trends in preschool education.
  1. Human Relations
  • Demonstrates professional courtesy during personal interactions with families, LEAs and ESC staff.
  • Responds promptly to requests/inquiries by parents, LEAs, and EHS/Head Start staff,
  • Demonstrates a willingness to cooperate with other staff members for the achievement of common goals.
  • Displays an attitude of personal and professional concern in group and individual settings.

VII. Specialized Knowledge

  • Seeks training in professional areas and provides up-to-date information regarding the Performance Standards.
  • Recommends and prepares effective in-service and instructional resources for staff and clients.
  • Recommends a variety of human and instructional resources appropriate for meeting children’s needs.


VIII. Personal and Professional Image

  • Maintains self-control and good working relations with parents, other staff, and LEAs when facing problems and frustrations.
  • Exhibits enthusiasm, self-motivation and maintains professional appearance toward fulfilling job assignment requirements.
  • Participates and cooperates in community activities which are ESC-related.


  1. Required Training for Continued Employment
  • Head Start Orientation-Overview of Head Start Performance Standards,  ESC 14 Head Start Policies and Procedures
  • Head Start sponsored trainings
  • Head Start content area trainingtrainings.


NOTE:  Employment in this position is contingent upon performance, need and funding.


NOTE:  This job description is designed to outline the function and position requirements.  It does not identify all tasks that may be expected, or address the performance standards that must be maintained.




This job is totally or partially funded out of federal funds

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