Utah Community Action
  • 16-Sep-2022 to 16-Oct-2022 (MST)
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 18.20
  • Hourly
  • Full Time/ Year Round

Health, Dental, Vision, Telehealth, EAP, 401k Retirement Match, Long-Term, Short-Term Disability, Accident, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, Sick Leave, and Vacation Pay

Do you like helping people? Do you have good computer and organizational skills? If yes, you can assist low-income families enroll their children in Head Start a free, high-quality pre-school program. Apply to be an ERSEA (Enrollment, Recruitment, Selection, Eligibility, Attendance) Specialist with Utah Community Action.

Come work for the agency that was just awarded Best of State 2022 for Best Public Preschool and Best Charitable Service Organization

This ERSEA Specialist position earns a competitive wage of $18.20/hour. We also offer generous benefits including health, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), a healthcare spending account (HSA) with up to a $2,500 match, a 401k plan with 5% match, short and long-term disability, accident insurance, life insurance, 11 paid holidays, paid time off between Christmas and New Year's, paid time off (up to 192 hours a year), sick leave, and an hour of paid time on Fridays for self-care. Position located in Rosepark


  • Associates degree required, BA degree with emphasis on Human Development or related field preferred.
  • Bi-lingual preferred
  • Previous experience with Head Start preferred.


Founded in 1965, Utah Community Action is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of comprehensive services for income-eligible families. Our six core programs, Head Start, Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Nutrition, HEAT, and Weatherization, address barriers to self-sufficiency in order to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. We are committed to ending poverty and improving the lives of those living in our community.

As an ERSEA Specialist you are:

  • Responsible for implementation, compliance and monitoring in Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) according to Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Ensure that the funded enrollment levels are continuously monitored and maintained throughout the year.
  • Maintain and process data regarding enrollment into information management system to develop reports to support timely and accurate information for the program.
  • Oversee and process applications for accuracy and timeliness. Including determination of eligibility and selection criteria for new and participating families.
  • Knowledge of the program's selection criteria system for eligibility and ensures correct documentation is used to determine eligibility. Monitors all information prior to enrolling a child.
  • Follow the Federal Poverty Guidelines to comply with the Head Start Performance Standards to ensure all guidelines are met in regards to serving children with disabilities and families who exceed low income
  • Knowledge of Child Care subsidy requirements, TANF, SSI, and Foster Care and McKinney Vento.
  • Manages time efficiently to ensure all eligibility documentation, attendance data, and end of month reports are completed timely and accurately.
  • Participates in community outreach and implements recruitment strategies to ensure families most in need are served and maintains professional relationships with outside agencies.
  • Continue ongoing professional development through trainings, meetings and/or education courses.
  • Assist with the design and deliver training to staff, community partners and parents on eligibility and topics related to ERSEA regulations, policies and procedures.
  • May have an emphasis in one of the following areas: Attendance, Eligibility, Recruitment, and/or Monitoring.

Utah Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the agency prohibits discrimination and harassment because of a person's protected status such as race, color, national origin, religion, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran, military service, gender, sex (including conditions of pregnancy), marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected- group status.

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