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Family Advocate

Company: Head Start, Inc
Location: Billings
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Do you love working with families and making a difference in your community? Family Advocates are to create, provide, and coordinate services. They also coordinate family and community activities that stand-in strength, healthy living, and overall well-being. Family Advocates are to bring support in a case management style and act as a liaison between families, staff, the community, and other family-related services. Lastly, they are to encourage all family members to become advocates for their children and family. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A four-year degree in Social Services or related field. A minimum oftwo years of experience working with low-income children and families is preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES --- Assists in recruiting children and their families to ensure full program enrollment andappropriate waiting lists. --- Establishes mutually respectful partnerships with parents by maintaining consistent contactwith families via face-to-face meetings, phone calls, letters, etc. --- Supports families in their efforts to achieve their family goals by helping themidentify needs and develop plans to meet those needs and by assisting familiesto follow through on plans. --- Collaborates with Explorers Academy staff, School District staff, Mental Health staff andcommunity agencies to provide complete services for children and families. --- Develops a working knowledge of community services available to low-income families, identifies resources and makes referrals as needed while assisting families in accessing community services and resources; follows up on the effectiveness of referrals. --- Using a strength-based model, provides short term individual and family crisis counseling, emergency assistance, and crisis intervention to address identified needs. --- Assists parents in becoming empowered advocates for themselves and their children. --- Seeks parent input in developing and implementing activities to encourage parentinvolvement in Explorers Academy activities. Supports families to identify and engage in volunteering with program and community activities. --- Seeks parent input to identify, develop and implement or link parents to educationalactivities that are responsive to identifies parent needs. --- Develops plans for families to navigate their transition into and out of the program. Provides families with appropriate information, training, and connections to future care and/or educational settings to help facilitate the transition into and out of the program. --- Assists in classrooms as needed. ESSENTIAL SKILLS --- Must maintain self-control and manage difficult or emotional situations with tact and professionalism. --- Must communicate clearly, both orally and in written format. --- Must be organized to ensure timely and accurate documentation of required records and reports. --- Must demonstrate respect and sensitivity at all times for cultural, racial, and economic differences. --- Must treat others with respect and consideration to foster a teamwork environment. --- Must support and advocate Explorers Academy's mission and philosophy. --- Must be able to use computer technology and understand its application to organizational and/or departmental function. --- Engages parents and families and forms mutually supportive relationships with them. PI187550596

Keywords: Head Start, Inc, Billings , Family Advocate, Other , Billings, Montana

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