Provides a primary connection between families and the CDC through recruitment, eligibility, enrollment and maintaining active status of families to meet funding requirements.
Recruits and enrolls eligible children through determining parent income eligibility for funding sources, interviewing parents, collecting documents, calculating and collecting parent co-payment, and delivering the applications and other government required documents to DFSS.
Decides, under the supervision of the Coordinator, which class the enrolled children should go to, and informs both the teachers and parents.
Does re-determination for each family according to funding source requirements and contacts the parents if there is any problem.
Communicate with DFSS staff about family eligibility issues.
Maintains children’s records as required by the government funding sources and keeps them up-to-date and follows up on findings.
Keeps two lists: a) a waiting list, b) a master list of all the children enrolled and terminated for record-keeping and alumni purposes. Input the information of all the children and their families into the DFSS and CASL clients’ data base system.
Does all the necessary procedures when a child is sick, asks for vacation leave or wants to withdraw from the program.
Acts as a liaison between families and the CDC program, interpreting agency/CDC policies to families and providing parent input to the program.
Translates CDC recruitment materials, letters, notices and monthly calendars to the parents and keeps them on files.
Buzz the door open to ensure security of the program.
Increases professional knowledge through courses, staff meetings, in-service training, and conferences, accepts and uses supervision as part of one’s professional growth.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum AA degree in education, social services or related field.
Minimum of two years’ clerical working experiences, and/or experiences working with children and families.
Strong communication skills and knowledge in working with parents and children are required.
Chinese/English bilingual required.
Requires basic computer skills, e.g. word processing, Excel, internet, etc.
For almost 40 years, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) has served people of all ages and backgrounds: Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children, ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity, enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce, strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage, and securing our communit...y's financial well-being, to almost 12,000 Chicago area residents annually.
CASL Programs and Services Include:
Children and Youth Development: This focus area provides children with the necessary skills to succeed at school while supporting families in their efforts to transition into American culture. It consists of five programs for children 0-18 years old: 1) Family and Learning Resource Center, 2) Early Childhood Education Center, 3) After School Program for Grade, Middle and High Schoolers.
Employment and Financial Empowerment: This focus area improves family financial and housing security through five key areas within a HUD certified program: 1) Adult Employment Program, 2) Chef Training Program, 3) Title V Senior Community Service Employment Program, 4) Housing Counseling, 5) Financial Literacy and Coaching.
Senior Wellness and Independence: This focus area impacts the mental and physical health of community seniors, encouraging them to live healthy, happy, independent and engaged lives through four key areas: 1) Adult Day Service, 2) In-Home Service, 3) Pine Tree Senior Council, 4) Evidence-Based Workshops
Community and Family Well-Being: This focus area impacts the stability of the community and family by offering foundational services that safeguard basic needs through the following seven key areas: 1) Immigration
Services, 2) Healthcare Outreach and Coordination, 3) Case Management, 4) Public Benefits Assistance, 5) Probono Legal Clinic, 6) Community Participatory Research, 7) Advocacy
Cup of Tea: Weekly Saturday meet-ups held for learning and practicing conversational English.