Head Start Family Advocate

Opportunities for Broome
Date Posted: 02/06/2019
Salary / Wage: 11.65
Location: Whitney Point, New York
Job Type: Other

Description:

Summary:  The Family Advocate serves as a link between families and the Head Start program.  The Family Advocate carries out policies and procedures of the FCP functional area as well as OFB policies and procedures. 

 

Responsibilities:

Recruit children for the Head Start program, complete enrollments and follow through on all paperwork

Assist families in coping with problems, makes referrals to community agencies as needed

Serve as a liaison between the family and the center and provide background information for other staff members as needed

Assist families in obtaining medical and dental appraisals and referrals

Coordinate, assist, and serve as a resource person to parent committees, also attend bi-weekly team meetings

Support and encourage parent involvement through the program and cooperate with other components in planning workshops and other activities for parents

Implement Family & Community partnership plan and maintain Family & Community Partnership Records

Establish effective procedures to involve parents, serve as an advocate for the parent

Assist in updating community resource list

Know and practice Head Start goal, guidelines and objectives

Visit and observe in classroom one or two times a week

Work with families representing different cultures using a culturally competent and respectful perspective

Make at least 3-4 home visits a year after completion of Family Community Partnership Agreement (* Please note:  Home visits will vary according to need specified by family)

Required to abide in confidentiality policies and procedures

Attend trainings including occasionally going out of town

Maintain collaboration between HCA Family Service Worker and Head Start to complete mandated paperwork, and on-going team relationship between agencies

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum of a high school degree; Credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or related field is required within 18 months of hire. One year experience working with people.  

Valid Driver's License and personal transportation

Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Mail: Opportunities for Broome

          5 West State Street

          Binghamton, NY 13901

          ATTN: Human Resources

Email:  employment@ofbonline.org

Additional Information:

You can also find the agency at the following sites

Website: www.ofbonline.org

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