Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
  • 21-Jun-2022 to 21-Jul-2022 (EST)
  • Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
  • Riviera Beach, FL, USA
  • 20-21 Commensurate with Experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

SUMMARY:

The Family Advocate is responsible for assisting Early Head Start families in problem solving, setting, and accomplishing family and individual goals through direct service, resources, and referrals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for recruitment, selection, and enrollment following ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance)
  • Provide support through home visits to families of infants and toddlers.
  • Coordinate implementation of volunteer opportunities and document accordingly.
  • Advocate for, work with, and help strengthen low-income families by assisting in setting goals, building on strengths, and developing a plan to address and support areas of concern. Family caseload will be approximately up to 40 families.
  • Promote family partnerships through parent involvement and education activities.
  • Maintain up to date resource library with social-emotional, mental health, and life skill materials and networks with other community agencies to keep information on family support resources.
  • Make referrals and help families identify and access needed resources: health, mental health, social services, education, and training.
  • Facilitate or organize Parent Committee Meetings for families.
  • Knowledge of community resources and linkages to locate and access resources.
  • Work cooperatively with groups of parents, supporting agencies, staff members and community.
  • Conduct client interviews and complete necessary paperwork accurately and in a timely fashion for maintaining eligibility, transferring childcare providers, and terminating services.
  • Responds to requests for information from clients/providers, including provider inquiries regarding program payment guidelines and regulations in a timely manner and within the client confidentiality guidelines.
  • Maintain current and accurate information in the designated database.
  • Review files monthly for accuracy, completeness, and any other requirements of funding sources.
  • Attends all meetings/in-service trainings, as requested, or required, in a punctual professional and contributory manner.
  • Organize data for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials in a timely and comprehensive manner as required.
  • Communicate in a courteous and respectful manner to provide quality customer service and ensure a positive relationship in interactions with providers, parents, and all employees.
  • Interact as part of a team by exhibiting dependability, cooperation, initiative, and punctuality.
  • Assist with all special assignments, research, and report preparation. Participates in the organization of special activities related to childcare programs.
  • Receive and notify supervisor of complaints.
  • Adhere to all Coalition personnel policies and procedures.
  • May serve as a presenter on ELCPBC social media and/or internet based platforms such as but not limited to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram.
  • Perform other duties that may be necessary to maintain the success of the organization, as determined by management.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Social Work, Counseling, Human Services, Family Services, Sociology, or a related field is required.
  • Two years of case work and related experience and/or training is preferred.
  • Experience in Head Start/Early Head Start programs is preferred.
  • Experience providing services to culturally diverse communities/families.
  • Must be social media savvy, with ability to be on ELCPBC social media communicating services and mission.
  • Bilingual and able to read, write and speak in English and Spanish or Creole proficiently, is preferred.

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.

  • This position requires successful completion of the level 2 background screening standards as set forth in 435.04, F.S. and drug screening as the Coalition is a drug-free workplace.
  • Valid Florida driver's license is required, a good driving record and automobile insurance, as required by the Early Learning Coalition driver safety policy.
  • Daily attendance on time and as scheduled is required with the ability to work nights and weekend hours when required.

TRAVEL:

This position may require 50% or more travel in Palm Beach County to Palm Beach County offices or other locations for meetings, trainings and other required duties. Position requires county-wide travel on a regular/frequent basis as it is community based with services being provided directly in local communities and/or in individual's homes.

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