Job Title: Social Educator

Reports to:Supervisor, ECP or Administrator
Job Group:School-Related Personnel


Job Code:5097, 5163, 6322
Salary Schedule:PG02


Responsible for serving as a communication liaison between parents, the school and program staff, and the community with a focus on Head Start, Early Head Start, or ERSEA services, including the provision of comprehensive services to ensure compliance with state, federal and local regulations.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Assist with the delivery of services to children and families in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  2. Mentor designated staff and provide technical assistance as needed.
  3. Establish, maintain, and assist in the coordination with community partners and agencies to identify and reach the neediest populations.
  4. Establish and maintain cooperative outside agency contacts to ensure successful delivery of services for those in need.
  5. Assist with the coordination of program social services and family engagement efforts.
  6. Establish recruitment and engagement processes to maintain full enrollment and monitor wait list data
  7. Update and manage program manuals related to social education.
  8. Assist in the development and management of program outreach and public awareness materials.
  9. Maintain appropriate records, including the Program Information Report (PIR), as required by federal and state guidelines, and district policy.
  10. Keepinformedofcurrentandproposedregulationsandbestpracticesrelatedtoearlychildhoodprograms.
  11. Maintain scheduled case management as applicable and follow-up with stakeholders to ensure recommended activities are being enacted.
  12. Provide transportation to families as needed if other transportation options are not available.
  13. Assist with data collection, monitoring and reporting requirements
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Head Start:

  1. Provide family engagement opportunities through the coordination of parent meetings, community events and school- based occasions, parent training workshops, program governance and other family activities.
  2. Support families in the Family Outcomes process, including completion of the Family Needs Survey, Family Partnership Agreement, and follow-up with support services when needed.
  3. Support families in the Parent, Family, Community Engagement (PFCE) program to promote family growth and school readiness goals.
  4. Maintain contact with families through home visits, parent conferences, calls, written communication and other communication/engagement strategies.
  5. Ensure program attendance requirements are followed.

Early Head Start:

  1. Perform tasks involving data collection for the Family Partnership Agreement process.
  2. Prepare developmentally appropriate lesson plans that support the child’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical well-being.
  3. Develop and implement program activities and functions, including planning for and participating with socialization group activities, assisting with child care at program events and transporting families as needed.
  4. Assist, and support families with information regarding home visits, social service resources that help promote family advocacy and make referrals to community agencies as needed.
  5. Model and provide experiences to expectant mothers and families to support school readiness goals and promote effective strength based parental education techniques.
  6. Assist families in accessing health and developmental services and coordinate services to help address needs.


  1. Assist in the development and implementation of recruitment, selection, and enrollment procedures for targeted students and families in compliance with federal and state regulations.
  2. Assist with the training and development of social services staff in the areas of recruitment, eligibility, enrollment, attendance, and voluntary pre-k requirements.
  3. Assist in coordinating summer ERSEA program functions, including applications, registration, orientation and other program needs.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge and understanding of community agencies and resources
  • Ability to analyze and keep accurate records
  • Ability to relate to children and families
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Florida driver license, record of safe driving
  • Must maintain a driving record that meets the standards of the District Safe Driver Plan. Driver license must be maintained as a condition of employment
  • Health examination that includes screening for tuberculosis
  • At least 18 years of age


  • Credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, or a related field or
  • An agreement to earn a Family Development Credential, ERSEA Certification, Child Development Associate (CDA), or a comparable credential/certification. Must begin working on the credential/certification within six months and completed within eighteen months of employment


  • Knowledge of related federal, state, and local rules, regulations, statutes, and policies
  • Experience in the area of assignment
  • Bilingual ability
  • College training in social work or related field
  • Experience in mentoring and/or conducting meetings
  • Experience in working with low-income families
  • Experience in working with children, schools, and agencies

*Current and former parents or guardians of children served by the Head Start program will receive preference for employment in Head Start vacancies for which they apply.




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Social Educator;   EST: April 22, 2015;   REV: April 4, 2017;   Board Approved: April 4, 2017

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