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Early Head Start Family Advocate - Full-time with Excellent Benefits

Early Head Start Family Advocate - Full-time with Excellent Benefits

Job ID 
2017-3785
Job Locations 
US-NY-Syracuse
Category 
Social Services
Compensation 
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Compensation Min 
Compensation Max 
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others and a desire to do good in their own community.

 

The Early Head Start program has an immediate opening for a full-time Family Advocate. This position provides case planning and coordination of support services to families with children participating in the Early Head Start program. 

  

The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal days.
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with Low Cost Employee Premiums, Co-Pays, and Deductibles
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Free Parking for Employees
  • Sprint and Verizon Wireless Discounts
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage a Caseload size of 32 families.
  • Will have primary responsibility for conducting an intake with all EHS parents upon entry.
  • Will conduct a home visits for EHS-eligible families at least once per month. Will perform more often for those families who are at higher risk.
  • Assist families in identifying needs for an EHS-eligible child and the family. Develop a plan of support to meet those needs.
  • Must be proactive with plan development to ensure parents remain in compliance with funding sources to maintain eligibility status.
  • Coordinate center events and family engagement opportunities for all families to be offered at least once per month.
  • Will support Parent Educator with parenting sessions and PACT sessions as required. Must be capable of co-facilitating or able to facilitate a Parenting Session or PACT session when required.
  • Maintain contact with assigned client’s at least on a weekly basis or on a case-by-case basis.
  • Maintain comprehensive assessments of families support needs.
  • Develop and implement individualized goals, referrals and plans to support family unit.
  • Assist parents with Department of Social Services (DSS) eligibility requirements and all family service needs.
  • Provide strategies of intervention with consideration to family strengths and all aspects of the family’s life and cultural background.
  • Provide crisis intervention, networking advocacy, coordinating services with other service providers, agencies and programs and making referrals for auxiliary services as needed under direction of their supervisor and in relation to agency protocols.     
  • Provide tracking of documentation of supports, assessments, case narratives, case goals/plans and statistical information, reports and outcome data

Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in early childhood education or related education/social services field required.
  • Minimum two year's related experience required.
  • Position requires computer proficiency including word processing skills
  • Ability to provide culturally competent practice.
  • Must have a vehicle or regular access to a vehicle during working hours.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license that meets The Salvation Army insurance requirements.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of disability status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.