The Salvation Army

  • Early Head Start Intake Worker - Full time (40 Hrs/Wk)

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community. We have a brand new full time opportunity for a Early Head Start Intake Worker. This individual will provide assistance and support to the Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator with marketing, enrollment, eligibility determination, recruitment, selection, and attendance for potential participants in the Early Head Start program.



    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition program
    • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program



    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Assist the ERSA Manager in meeting EHS program standards for eligibility, recruitment, selection and attendance for the enrollment of 96 slots.
    • Assist all clients seeking child care in a customer service manor.
    • Conduct, and maintain and organize all child/parent intakes at 3 EHS locations.
    • Conduct center tours.
    • Schedule intakes with all new applicants.
    • Assist in data entry in programs data systems
    • Review all intake procedures and obtain required signatures and collection of eligibility documents from the applicant’s family as it pertains to the EHS standards policies and procedures.
    • Inform all applicants of the required documents for enrollment approval.
    • Return and follow up on all phone calls to all eligible applicants seeking child care.
    • Submit completed intake paperwork to ERSA Manager for final review.
    • Contact all applicants of start date in the program.
    • Process final application by copying required paperwork for center binders, classrooms and child file/binder.
    • Conduct a 30-day survey with all newly enrolled children that began in the program
    • Maintain active and inactive EHS children’s files with all current, up to date information.
    • Provide transition information to parents for move up approvals.
    • Assist the ERSA Manager with community fairs, events, outreach and marketing campaigns.
    • Maintain ordering of supplies for the EHS intake process and child files
    • Attend trainings as program standards require
    • Assist in some classroom support needs
    • Demonstrate cultural competence as well as integrate understanding into the daily responsibilities and participate in meeting the objectives of The Salvation Army Strategic Plan.




    ·         High School Diploma or Equivalent and coursework in Early Childhood Education is required

    ·         Child Development Associates (CDA) Credential is preferred

    ·         Two years’ experience working with children 6 weeks to 5 years of age, preferably in a day care setting

    ·         Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification

    ·         Must have attention to detail, be highly organized, and be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.


    The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of disability status, veteran status, or any other New York State or federally protected characteristic.


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