Position: Family Advocate 1
Hours: As Assigned
Location: As Assigned
Status: Non- Exempt
Supervisor: Family Services Supervisor
The Family Advocate engages in collaborative partnership building with enrolled families and provides comprehensive case management services, in accordance with Early/Head Start Regulations and as outlined in the HS & ELP Service Delivery.
Associate’s degree in Human Services or related field and 1-year experience in Human Services or related field, and 6 months case management experience or a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field and at least 2 years of experience in Human Services or related field and 6 months case management experience. Experience working with families with low-incomes preferred. Must demonstrate excellent professional judgment, very good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prioritize and organize work. Must be computer literate and disciplined with file upkeep/review and data entry tasks. Familiarity with Early Head Start and/or Head Start Programs and bilingual preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described below are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, use a keyboard and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Must be able to engage in activities that include bending, floor activities, and lifting young children 2 months to 5 years of age. The employee must have the ability to be added to Community Action’s non-owned and hired vehicle policy, and drive a personal vehicle.
The employee will spend time in an office space as well as the classroom and outdoors. The noise level in the office is usually quiet. The noise and activity level in the classroom may be moderately high. There is occasional exposure to outdoor weather.
This list of responsibilities is not meant to be all-inclusive and may be adjusted to meet the operational needs of the agency. Employment is contingent upon the following: a satisfactory Background Record Check (BRC) which includes Criminal Offender Record (C.O.R.I.), Department of Children and Families (DCF) background check and effective September 1, 2013, a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) and fingerprinting-based national and state criminal history check. BRC and fingerprinting-based national and state criminal history check is to be completed every three years. In addition, employment is contingent on evidence of physical exam within the past year, plus verification of MMRs. Documentation of subsequent physical exams must be submitted exam every 2 years.