Friendship Public Charter School

Eligibility Specialist

Vacancy for School Year
Friendship Public Charter School


Friendship Public Charter Schools is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Friendship serves over 4,000 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. 80% of students come from low-income households. 98% are African American or Latino. The mission of Friendship Public Charter School is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.


  • Conducts eligibility determination and re-determination for customers who are in need ofChild Care Services;
  • Determine Eligibility for Child Care Service for all new and renewing Non-TANFapplicants;
  • Attends subsidized childcare meetings, as needed;
  • Reviews monthly billing statements in partnership with compliance manager;
  • Provides appropriate placement for eligible children;
  • Provide reading and interpretation assistance;
  • Process required forms and documents, electronic or paper, necessary to establish and keep client benefits current;
  • Provide clients with notification regarding eligibility decisions as required by policy;
  • Maintain timely, current, written narrative and documentation of activities concerning individual cases;
  • Act on reported changes in a timely manner including responding to correspondence, phone calls and office visits;
  • Determines the appropriate parental co-payment;
  • Completes detailed reports of in/eligible reviews of customers interviewed;
  • Reviews information provided by customer and applies appropriate rules and polices for the Office of Early Childhood Development (OECD), the District and Federal guidelines;
  • Determines and advises customer if information provided adequately satisfies requirements;
  • Provides the highest level of Customer Service;
  • Applies expert understanding of program policies and procedures;
  • Conducts Records Management;
  • Gain and maintain necessary skills and attend required training to participate in the development and implementation of an environment that fosters, as well as practices, multi-cultural competency;
  • Ensures childcare subsidy vouchers are accurate and terminated accordingly in the subsidy Eligibility and Assignment (SEA) database
  • Honors the right to privacy, confidentiality, and dignity of each family served;


  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in Family Studies, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, or a related field preferred;
  • At least 3 years of exemplary and proficient casework or customer service;
  • Competent in Excel & Microsoft Office ;
  • A demonstrated track record of leadership;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to a variety of people;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Detailed organizational skills;
  • Goal and results-orientation; superior problem-solving and critical thinking skills; and ability to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment;

FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.


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