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Regional Family & Community Engagement Specialist

Position: Full time
Deadline: May 24, 2024

Certificate Number: N/A / Job Order: 2024-201/ 1 Position (On-Site)


Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) is a nationally recognized non-profit leader in childcare and early education. RCMA operates more than 65 centers and 3 charter schools, with a staff of 1,600 employees, in 21 Florida counties. We have grown over the years through our policy of hiring from the communities served, forging a strong bond between parents and RCMA caregivers, teachers, and staff.


Would you rather have a fulfilling career than just a “job”? At RCMA, we feel lucky to work in fulfilling roles every day. Like one big family, we work hand in hand with families who need allies on their journey toward big dreams. Through empathy and compassion, we help cultivate a sense of dignity and pride in these valuable members of society and provide them with resources for growth. If this sounds like a family you’d like to become a member of, we’d love to hear from you!


In addition, RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Oversee the Head Start Family, Community, and ERSEA service systems within the assigned region. Responsibility for the family, community Services, and service areas of Head Start Performance Standards. Work as a team with regional staff to ensure the mission and philosophy of RCMA are implemented. Provides leadership to center teams to ensure compliance with funding sources. Consults as may be appropriate or necessary with the Regional team, or other senior staff to bring about needed solutions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; however, other duties may be assigned. 

Work as part of the Regional team to:

1. Provide support and technical assistance to family support workers in the development of Family Partnership Agreements and strength and needs assessments, in order to build effective partnerships with families. Develop a system of orientation and guidance for family, community services, and ERSEA.

2. Plan and coordinate all family community services and ERSEA practices as part of program design and management of services with the direct service staff. Implement the RCMA ongoing monitoring system using MyHeadStart reports, Data Say, PIR, self-assessment, community assessment, and any other data system for family, community, and ERSEA practices. Assure that requirements are met as a part of Head Start Performance Standards and RCMA’s policies and procedures.

3. Work closely with Family Support Workers to strengthen role of parent committees in assessing community needs, updating program-wide selection criteria, and center-level recruitment planning.

4. Support and assure that family support workers conduct exit interviews with families before the end of the season and share findings with Regional Director .

5. Mentor new Family Support Workers in family development practices as applied to recruitment, enrollment, attendance, and home visits, and allow for opportunities to share ideas and learn from each other.

6. Work with the center staff to assure that language and culture are respected, materials that are provided to families are culturally and linguistically appropriate, and training is provided to staff to increase their cultural awareness.

7. Provide feedback and accurate reports to direct service staff and regional team to promote continuous quality improvements in all family, community and ERSEA services.

8. Assume major responsibility for plans and provide staff training as needed in collaboration with other staff regionally assigned to similar duties.

9. Monitor all family, community services, and ERSEA at each RCMA center within assigned region and consult with Regional Director, Area Coordinators, Center Coordinators, and other center-level staff as appropriate to fulfill the obligations to upgrade all family, community services, and ERSEA. Monitor and maintain internal control systems to ensure 100% compliance with all ERSEA requirements and analyze center slots data to ensure full enrollment at all times

10. Create and implement strategies to influence public policy for families. Make presentations, written reports, and correspondence to funding sources and other groups to advocate for farmworker and rural children.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse, migrant farmworker, the poor, and/or rural families.

After initial hire, the employee must complete mandatory child care training (DCF 45 hours) as specified in the DCF Training Addendum and in accordance with Florida Statutes and funding source requirements to retain eligibility to be employed in this position. 


  • Have professional experience with migrants to a degree satisfactory to the Regional Director.
  • Demonstrated commitment to children and migrant families.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.

RCMA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug‑free workplace.