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ERSEA Specialist, (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection Enrollment & Attendance in Head Start/Early Head Start

Hours: 8am-4:30 M-F


Under the direct supervision of the ERSEA Manager, the ERSEA Specialist is responsible for the overall program eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance for clients interested in the program. The ERSEA Specialist certifies eligibility and assures it concurs with client and data system information. The position carries out duties for all of St. Anne’s Early Head Start  contracts and program options, as well as the state contract.



  1. Responsible for the recruitment, determination of eligibility, and selection of children into the Head Start/Early Head Start programs.
  2. Monitor attendance and work with FSA to address client absenteeism on a case by case basis.
  3. Collaborate with FCE Management to ensure agency’s compliance with maintaining full enrollment throughout the program year.
  4. Maintain compliance with income eligibility to assure 90% of the families are low-income families and assure the program is not over the 10% over-income threshold for total enrollment.
  5. Track vacancies to assure they are filled within 30 days of a child’s termination.
  6. Monitor and analyze attendance per site, child, and overall program, with particular attention to falling below attendance thresholds.
  7. Enter ERSEA-related data into ChildPlus and monitor files, including ERSEA application.
  8. Take walk-in appointments and phone calls to assist parents.
  9. Work with the Disabilities Specialist in recruiting children with suspected or established Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
  10. Monitor documentation for state files to ensure compliance.
  11. Complete State reports as required
  12. Develop policies and procedures when necessary for full compliance of program operations within ERSEA.
  13. Participate as key staff for the Community Assessment and development of the program’s ERSEA plan.
  14. Analyze the Community Assessment needs to develop priority points.


  1. Associate of Arts degree or higher, preferably in early childhood education, social work, or a related field.
  2. Prefer two years/ experience working directly with Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection Enrollment, and Attendance in a Head Start program.
  3. Bilingual Spanish.
  4. Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver’s license, automobile liability insurance, and driving record acceptable to agency’s insurance carrier.
  5. Anne’s values the dignity and worth of every person we serve. Employees are expected to support children’s emotional and social development by encouraging understanding of others and promoting positive self-concepts. All employees must have the ability to treat those served by our agency in a caring and respectful manner, mindful of individual differences and cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.
  6. As providers of social services, St. Anne’s employees work with clients dealing with complex emotional and mental health issues, many of whom are facing significant personal crises on a daily basis. Employees must remain aware of any personal emotions, transference, and/or countertransference that may hinder the ability to remain professional.  As such, employees are expected to maintain composure during all interactions and crisis situations, implement a self-care plan, and utilize crisis communication to deescalate client crisis and prevent any serious bodily injury or harm.


Internal Candidates (who have been in their current position for at least six months) may submit a Transfer Request Form to Human Resources.

Standard Mail
St. Anne’s – Human Resources
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 385-1533

Via email:

You may send your resume as a part of the body of your e-mail or attach it as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Once a resume or application is submitted to St. Anne’s it is screened and processed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL to inquire about the status of your resume. If you are deemed a good fit for any of our current openings, we will contact you for an interview.

Please note, St. Anne’s conducts a physical, including tuberculosis and drug screen; fingerprinting and background check which includes Child Abuse Index, FBI and Department of Justice, as well as reference checks.

Thank you for your interest in St. Anne’s!


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