Family Advocate

Job Type

Full Time




5235 West Belden Avenue
United States


hristopher House (CH) seeks a Family Advocate who understands the importance of a parent as their child’s first teacher and is excited to partner with parents to maximize their child’s success in school, workplace, and life.

With a mission to develop independent, creative, lifelong learners, our infant,preschool, elementary, and family schools build a community of students,teachers, and parents committed to excellence, achievement and perseverance,respect and compassion, and equality of opportunity.

Christopher House partners with parents to provide a continuum of education for student sfrom birth through high school, as well as immersive family supports that help parents create stable, self-sufficient families. We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.


Children and families thrive when:

  • Education begins at birth and continues throughout life, with parents as a child’s first teacher;
  • Home environments nurture literacy, achievement, and children’s success;
  • Parents have high standards and set high expectations for themselves, their children, and children’s schools;
  • Professionally trained teachers know their students as individuals;
  • Evaluations and program improvements are data driven;
  • Parents and staff work together to continuously evaluate and improve programming;
  • Education includes the development of creativity and perseverance and is multi-disciplinary in order to foster each child’s unique strengths and interests;
  • Developing independent,creative, life-long researchers, education must include curriculum designed to help scholars develop socially and emotionally as well as cognitively;
  • Diversity is celebrated and explored so that learners develop broad perspectives on life and learning; and
  • Parents and caregivers support their children financially and emotionally.

Position Objective:

  • Build quality relationships with Christopher House Parents
  • Provide optimal support and services for families and children in the Early Childhood Development Services (ECDS) programs.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure families participating in the ECDS programs receive integrated, timely, appropriate and comprehensive services based on individual family assessments. Provide services that are culturally sensitive in a respectful manner, ensuring client confidentiality at all times.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of a successful recruitment action plan to achieve site’s full enrollment. Participate in community events to promote Christopher House’s programs and services.
  • Complete required paperwork. Maintain health records. Complete family assessments, Family Partnership Agreements, referrals for services, monthly visits, group meetings,etc. Communicate requirements to parents; ensure all health and dental records are obtained in a timely manner.
  • Assist program administration in meeting the parental involvement requirement responsibilities: contacting parents regarding program activities,assisting in the organization of meetings, etc. Serve as liaison between families and program, interpreting agency and program policies to parents and families.
  • Maintain accurate records, including multiple databases as well as paper files (databases include COPA and ETO), as required by funding agencies and maintain compliance with funder’s requirements.


  • Strong alignment with Christopher House’s Values and Mission;
  • Strong work ethic coupled with a proactive problem-solving approach;
  • Experience working in subsidized or publicly funded programs.
  • Computer literate and knowledge of database programs. Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate with people of diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekends required.
  • Bilingual is required (English/Spanish)


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or a related field. Coursework related to working with families is required.

If you are interested in the following position please send your resume to

Christopher House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish and English

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send application to