Search

Job

Family Worker/ Family Advocate

Posted by
New
|
Published 11 days ago

Intro/Program Description: Goddard Riverside Community Center operates early childhood centers for working families and their children aged 2 ½ to 5. Each center facilitates classroom activities that promote intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth through the hands-on exploration of science, nature and art.

 

Purpose of Position:  The role of the Family Worker/Family Advocate is to provide a mixture of individual and group interventions with parents, care-givers, children and young people with additional needs up to the thresholds for social care involvement to improve outcomes for children and families. To work in partnership with parents to strengthen parental capacity and family relationships and to increase parental engagement in their local community and in their children’s education.

 

ScheduleMonday through Friday - 7:30am to 6:00pm (7.5 hour shift)

Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

  • Detail oriented record keeping
  • Outreach and recruitment
  • Intake and enrollment
  • Eligibility determination
  • Monitor and document attendance
  • Obtain and maintain health records
  • Develop and conduct parent workshops
  • Maintain waiting list and classroom rosters
  • Participate in staff development
  • Coordinate home visits
  • Develop an Individualized Family Partnership Agreement (IFPA) with each family
  • Facilitate monthly classroom meetings, taking notes and attendance for review/follow up
  • Develop partnerships with outside agencies that can provide assistance to our families
  • Identify resources, initiate referrals and interventions
  • Assist families in their transition from Head Start into Kindergarten
  • Assist families with the CPSE process as indicated
  • Assist with end-of-year events
  • Escort parents and children to agency-wide and/or community events
  • Comply with Federal, State, and Local regulatory requirements
  • Some travel required to city agencies
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma minimum, some college-AA/BA preferred
  • NYS Central Registry Clearance
  • Work experience providing services to children and families

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Must be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with Early Learn or Head Start guidelines and program’s educational philosophy

 

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting, bending, walking, climbing stairs
  • Ability to interact with small children and families

 

Work Environment

  • Classroom
  • Community
  • Home visits


Intro/Program Description: Goddard Riverside Community Center operates early childhood centers for working families and their children aged 2 ½ to 5. Each center facilitates classroom activities that promote intellectual, social…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Location

On-site
W 91st St, New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.