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FAMILY ADVOCATE

Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Date Posted: 11/04/2021
Salary / Wage: $30.6k to $32.2k
Location: Bronx, New York
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Description:

We are seeking a full-time Family Advocate to work in our 5-Star Early Learn Program.  The Family Advocate will be responsible for addressing individual family needs including providing referrals and resources.  H/she will work with the Advocate Supervisor and Program Director to build relationships with parents and guardians that support parent engagement and ensure positive outcomes for children.  H/she will design monthly parent engagement activities in collaboration with the educational staff.  

Responsibilities:

The essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruit and enroll children/families to receive services and complete assessments.
  • Responsible for determining eligibility and submitting completed application within city, state, federal required deadlines.
  • Maintain accurate and current data on each family/child in order to facilitate program services and to assess their impact on families/children served.  Protect the confidentiality of all information.
  • Provide training and education to families regarding use of available resources and obtaining community services; as well as advocate for needed services in the community.
  • Collaborate with community agencies to ensure that families have accessibility to services that support the children’s well-being.
  • Track all referral information in the program database system.
  • Assist with the recruitment, hiring, orientation and training of providers.
  • Plan and schedule home visits and in-office visits with children’s parents or guardians; as well as assist with facility inspections of provider homes as needed.

Qualifications:

Associate degree or Child Development Associate credential with 1-2 years of experience working with families with young children.

Ability to relate well with children and parents from diverse cultural, low income and/or homeless populations.  Must have good verbal and written communication skills; as well as good interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Physical Abilities

See at normal distance; hear normal conversations & sounds; bend, squat, sit on floor, climb stairs, skip & run.  Use hands & fingers to fill out required forms on paper and use computer keyboard & office equipment. Safely lift or assist children weighing up to 40 lbs. as needed.

Other Requirements

Must submit to job-pertinent examinations including tuberculosis test and criminal record background checks. Employment is conditional pending satisfactory results of required tests, etc.

Application Instructions:

How to Apply

  • Email your resume with cover letter to: Kitcha Nofleet-Brown, KNorfleet@sebnc.org
  • Only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information:

Salary Range & Benefits: $30.6k to $32.2k  SEBNC offers a benefits package that includes: paid holidays, PTO (vacation, personal, sick); health, dental & vision and 401(k).

EOE Statement

SEBNC is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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