Bilingual Family Services Specialist

Department: Head Start
Location: Independence, WI
Status: Full Time
Shift: Days
Starting Wage: $19.20 - $22.00

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Job Description:

We're hiring a full-time Bi-Lingual Family Services Specialist at our Head Start Early Learning Center located in Independence, WI.

Head Start promotes school readiness for children under the age of five from income-eligible families by supporting their growth and development in a positive learning environment through comprehensive services that include early learning, health, and family well-being. We're a mission-driven organization making a positive impact in our community since 1966.

This is a full-time, school-year position, and the hours of work are Monday through Friday.  The starting wage for this position is $19.20 to $22.00 per hour depending on qualifications.

Summary of job responsibilities:

Work with Head Start families to build strong and effective partnerships that can help support family well-being and promote learning and development. Assist families in accessing community resources that are responsive to family needs and goals.

The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Development & Family Studies, or a related field. Experience working with families is a plus.  Candidate must speak fluent Spanish. 

We offer a complete benefits package including:

Vacation, personal leave, holidays, sick leave

  • Summers off
  • 64 hours of vacation during the school year
  • 20 hours of personal time off
  • 8 paid holidays during the school year
  • Sick leave accrued at 0.04615 hours per hour worked
    • approximately 8 hours sick leave per month for full time employees
    • maximum accrued sick leave of 480 hours
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability agency paid

401(k) plan with up to a 6% match 

Employees can contribute immediately. After 1 year of employment, the agency will contribute between 3 and 6 percent, dependent on the employee's contribution.

Health Insurance

  • 90% premiums covered for individual coverage
  • 75% premiums covered for additional coverage needed
  • $3,750 deductible reimbursement for individuals and up to $6,500 reimbursed for family deductibles
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for both Health and Dependent Care

Dental Insurance

  • Single $34.92 per month
  • Family $103.04 per month

Additional Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program - fully paid
  • Basic Life Insurance - fully paid (plus additional group coverage amounts)
  • Flexible work schedule with generous accommodations for family, school, and volunteer commitments
  • Opportunities for continuing education, conferences, and classes
  • Employees have access to our Discount Marketplace
  • WDEOC is a qualified employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

To apply:
Complete an online application at

Send a cover letter and resume to Jeremiah Segerstrom at or Jennifer Olson at

This position is open until filled.

Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. This agency is an equal opportunity employer.

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