Family Advocate- East Madison

Starting January 1, 2022, proof of COVID vaccination is required or an approved waiver to be considered for employment with Reach Dane.

Text FAMILY to 608-292-3339

BENEFITS:

  • medical, dental, vision
  • sick and vacation time
  • free life insurance and long term disability
  • 4 % 403(b) plan match after 2 years
  • flexible spending accounts

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS:

Hours: 40 hours/week, Full YearLocation: Early Head Start East – 2820 Walton Commons, Madison, WI

Pay: $18.35 an hour

SUMMARY: The Family Advocate is responsible for developing a trusting relationship with EHS parents as a support and resource person. Family Advocates plan, develop and implement appropriate prenatal, family and child development curriculum and other activities including parent socialization events and other parent groups that will enhance the parent/child bond and relationship; reinforce the crucial role of parents as the primary educator of their children; ensure that all special education, health, mental health and nutritional needs of children are met; serve as a positive liaison to other community agencies, provide assistance and guidance to families; assume a lead role in implementing social service coordination by providing on-going comprehensive support and case management services to assigned families which promote positive family development, self-sufficiency and social competency; and assume a lead role in assuring parent involvement through opportunities that foster parent and family growth. Practice with families is informed using Head Start Relationship-Based Competencies and Infant Mental Health principles; Family Advocates work closely with Home Based Managers, Nurses, Mental Health Consultants and other appropriate individuals for support in maintaining effective and appropriate practices.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum educational requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood, or a related field or in Social Work, Counseling or Nursing, Master’s Degree desired, with experience in the other (non-degree field).
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with low income, multi-cultural families.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or skills in family support and guidance including:
  • Addressing mental health needs, community resource usage, case management and advocacy.
  • Community development.
  • Effective approaches that support family self-sufficiency
  • Have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, motor vehicle and adequate liability insurance as required by agency policy and state liability regulations.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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