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Program Coordinator (Family Support) *Position Re-Opened*

Centralia College
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Job Title: Program Coordinator (Family Support) *Position Re-Opened*
Location: Centralia College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 10634
About Us

Centralia College is located on a 30-acre campus in the heart of Centralia, Washington and has been serving students in the Lewis County region since 1925. As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, ELL, and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers four Bachelor of Applied Science degrees: Information Technology - Application Development, Diesel Technology, Applied Management (Business), and Teacher Education.

In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Since the college is committed to the success of all students, Centralia College also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington - Garrett Heyns Education Center located in Shelton, Washington and Cedar Creek Corrections Center located in Littlerock, Washington. In total, the college serves more than 7,000 students annually. For more than 90 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.

For more information on Centralia College and what it can do for you, please call 360-736-9391 or visit

Job Description

As the Early Learning Program’s Program Coordinator (PC), you will be responsible for recruiting, selecting, and enrolling children and their families who are eligible for the Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP). You will work collaboratively to provide comprehensive services to each child and family. Through education and support, the PC will help families learn how to access and advocate for needed family services.

As a PC for the Early Learning Programs you will work in partnership with teachers to encourage and plan for families to advocate for and participate in their child's education. You will also work together with families in an effort to support them in recognizing and building upon family strengths and improving the conditions and quality of their family's life. In this position, you will be a part of a dynamic team in supporting Centralia College’s student families, as well as community families, in gaining access to education and services.

Duties and Responsibilities Duty: Recruitment, Selection, and Enrollment
Tasks Include:

    Recruit and enroll eligible children to maintain full enrollment. Track data and maintain an ongoing waitlist of families according to ECEAP regulations.Conduct family orientations, child screenings and collaborate with classroom teachers and the program manager regarding program entry.
Duty: Family Support-Case Management
Tasks Include:

    Assess family needs and develop action plans to reduce barriers and improve positive outcomes for families and children. Develop individualized health, nutrition, and family support plans for all families.Build reciprocal relationships with families that support family well-being and strengthen the child-parent relationship.Conduct home visits (in-person/virtual) for each family once every quarter or as needed.Track data using virtual platforms including ELMS, Ready Rosie, and Mobility Mentoring.
Duty: Family Engagement and Communication
Tasks Include:

    Ensure bilingual children and families receive information and interpreters that meet their language and communication needs.Address the concerns and issues of children from diverse backgrounds and that have special needs in partnership with teachers, interdisciplinary specialist, or other community partners.Model and practice effective and professional communication strategies and techniques for families, staff, and teachers.
Duty: Coordinate Family Educational Activities
Tasks Include:

    Develop, oversee and coordinate ongoing family activities and events that comply with ECEAP performance standards, DCYF licensing WACs and funding standards as well as college procedures.Recruit, oversee and advise ECEAP family committees, interns, and policy council representatives.
Duty: Office/Clerical Functions and Professional Development/Training
Tasks Include:

    Answer emails, make and receive phone calls in a timely manner.Maintain contact tracking system of family contacts.Create and maintain family and child files, which includes, but is not limited to, tracking data and documenting ERSEA (eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, attendance), health information, family interaction and engagement.
Duty: Provide classroom support in the ECEAP classrooms
Tasks Include:

    Support ECEAP teachers when needed in the classroom. Reasons include, but are not limited to breaks, lunches, and absences. Adhere to all licensing WACs, center, and ECEAP policy, procedure and regulations. Observe interactions/behaviors of both children and teachers in the classroom.

Perform other duties as assigned.


High school graduation AND two years’ experience in providing social services related to child abuse and neglect, child guidance, parenting education and family dynamics to low income or other at-risk families; OR equivalent education/experience.

And including the equivalent of 30 college credits of adult education, human development, human services, family support, social work, early childhood education, child development, psychology, or another field directly related to their job responsibilities. OR be willing to be on a Professional Development Plan to fully obtain the education qualifications of their role.

Specific Position Elements:

  • Experience providing social services program services to at-risk families.
  • Experience researching local community resources regarding family issues.

Other Qualities:

    Understand family and relationship development cycles;Recognize influences of diversity and culture;Aware of own cultural values and biasesWork with families as systems;Be able to demonstrate acceptance of all types of family groupings and use materials that reflect nontraditional families;Establish mutual trust with families;Engage families in program activitiesIncrease the family’s knowledge of parenting, school participation, and leadershipCultivate community partnerships
  • Working knowledge of Early Childhood Education philosophy and current best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals, other departments, outside agencies.
Preferred Qualifications
  • An associate or higher degree with the equivalent of 30 college credits of adult education, human development, human services, family support, social work, early childhood education, child development, psychology, or another field directly related to their job responsibilities. These 30 credits may be included in the degree or in addition to the degree.
  • Bilingual preferred.
Conditions of Employment There are two 40 hours per week, 10 month cyclic positions. Continuance of this position after 6/30/2022 is dependent upon grant funding.

Classified employees are represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). The state of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for state employees.

Note: The successful candidate's continued employment will be contingent upon the current position or ability to obtain the following within 45 days of employment:

  • Current negative TB test or statement from Health Dept. that named person is cleared;
  • MMR immunity
  • Cleared Department of Children, Youth & Families Portable Background Check clearance in MERIT
  • Current First Aid and CPR training documentation;
  • HIV/AIDS Training and/or Blood Pathogens;
  • Child Abuse/Neglect Training, inclusive of reporting procedures; and
  • Food Handlers permit.
DEADLINE: This position closes on October 27, 2021. The screening committee will begin their review October 28, 2021.


Monthly Salary: Range 38 ($2,999 - $3,887)


Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

    Online ApplicationCover Letter that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.
Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Background Check

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Equity, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report—Centralia College's Annual Crime/Security Report is available here, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 360-623-8947.

Title IX Statement

Centralia College is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information visit, Title IX.


As the oldest continuously operating two-year public college in the state of Washington (founded in 1925), Centralia College has a rich heritage of transfer, workforce, and basic skills programs serving the community. The college serves Lewis and south Thurston counties with a population of over 75,000.

A community college in the truest sense, we are in the center of Centralia on a tree-lined, 30+ acre campus. Our enrollment averages 10, 444 total annual students with 2,300 full-time equivalent (FTEs), and we employ about 260 full-time employees.

Centralia College helps you pursue goals that lead to successful careers at regional, national, and international levels. Our graduates can transfer to any four-year college in the state or compete for jobs after completing one of our workforce programs. We now offer bachelor degree programs.

Mission Statement

Improving people's lives through life-long learning.

Distance Learning

In addition to our face-to-face degree and certificate programs, you can earn your associate degree completely online. Instructors who not only have real-world experience in their field, but also maintain solid connections with industry employers can help you land a job.

The Region

The college is located in southwest Washington on the 1-5 corridor midway between Seattle and Portland, in a beautifully green area of forests and farmland. Wide fertile valleys are bordered by picturesque Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range on the east, and the Willapa Hills on the west. Puget Sound and Hood Canal to the north and the Columbia River and famous Columbia River Gorge and Mount St. Helens to the south are within a short commute from the college. The populace enjoys the mild climate of the Pacific Northwest with low mean temperatures of 38 in January and a high mean of 78 in July.

Centralia College East

Centralia College East (CCEast), located in Morton, represents Centralia College's dedication to meeting educational needs of the residents of central and eastern Lewis County. CCEast provides registration services, educational advising and tutoring, Running Start, career counseling, assistance with financial aid, adult literacy tutoring, GED, T.E.E.N. program for pregnant and parenting teens, placement testing (COMPASS), and online access to Centralia College's library resources. Some classes connect CCEast students to the main campus via interactive television. The CCEast Organization of Students offers additional activities for students.

Garrett Heyns Education Center

The Garrett Heyns Education Center (GHEC) is located within the Washington Corrections Center, a medium security correctional facility situated on a 455-acre site three miles north of the city of Shelton. The Corrections Center is located 50 miles north of Centralia College's main campus and houses approximately 1,600 inmates. Centralia College has participated in an interagency agreement with the Department of Corrections to provide educational services for offenders since 1975. GHEC is a branch campus of Centralia College.

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