CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                 P.O. BOX 39                                                           ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title:                                Family Service Manager

Department:                          Head Start, Education Department

Hourly Rate:                         $15.00/hour                                            Full Time-40 Hours

Exempt:                                 No/Hourly

Supervisor:                            Head Start Director

Summary: This position will work closely with families providing them with opportunities to gain knowledge regarding: parenting, job skills, educational opportunities, or skills parents are seeking expanded knowledge.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Will develop a consolidated Parent Handbook, Resource Guide, Volunteer Handbook, and other program procedures; will work closely with the Parent Policy Council to promote parent involvement and participation in Head Start. This position will work closely with the Head Start program to provide services to children and their families. The Family Service Manager will develop a plan to encourage communication, cooperation and sharing among Tribal programs, and improve the delivery of Community Services to the Head Start families through Partnership Agreements; will assist in the development of a Community/Family Needs Assessment and a systematic approach for collecting, compiling and interpreting data through formal surveys and parent meetings; will assist Head Start in ensuring completion of the head start community/family assessment and the development of goals/objectives and appropriate planning to meet those needs. Family Services Manager will assist Head Start Director in ensuring that Program goals and objectives, and newly revised performance standards are met, and that other pertinent policies are adhered to. Will coordinate all efforts to meet the non-federal match requirement, including development of strategies to enhance recruitment of volunteers from within the community. Will develop/update recruitment plan which ensures enrollment of eligible children within service area. Will assist Head Start Director in ensuring that confidentiality of participant children files and family records is maintained at all times. Family Service manager will works closely with families to encourage regular Head Start attendance. Promote use of and speak Ojibwemowin as proficiency level allows in the classroom and throughout delivery of all Head Start services for children and families.

Will perform other related duties as assigned by the Head Start Director.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Education and/or Experience:


BA or BS in Social Work or Social Service Area or related field.

Must possess ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.

Awareness of Ojibway Culture

Knowledge of Computers is a must

Must be eligible for Tribal Vehicle Insurance

Must feel comfortable with a computer: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, willing to learn ChildPlus.

Other Skills and Abilities:


Must possess ability to work with committees and groups of people for the purpose of providing program services at an optimum level, and possess an understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of low-income and disadvantaged people.

Must possess good writing skills.


This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position required for eligibility a Caregiver Background Check regarding working with children and/or elderly, and a required driver check, to meet eligibility for Tribal Insurance.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to pass medical/physical examination which certifies individuals are physically able to work with pre-school children. Must be able to pass tuberculosis testing. Must be physically able to lift children into and out of Head Start furniture and equipment, as necessary. Must be able to participate in pre-school activities with children in Head Start. Position may require sitting for extended periods of time. Some standing, walking, bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 lbs. on occasion is required.

Working Environment: The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Subject to inside and outside conditions. Noise level is moderate to loud.

Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & procedure Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.

                                                                                                                                Send Application and Resume To:

                                                                                                                                                Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                                                                Attn: Personnel

                                                                                                                                                P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                                Odanah, WI 54861



Opens: April 18th, 2016

Closes: Open Until Filled