Join Our Team: Family Support Advocate – Early Head Start

Richland First Steps is adding a new team member to work with families enrolled in the Early Head Start center based option (up to 48 children).

Job Title: Family Support Advocate, Center Based

The person in this position will work within the framework given to ensure that all support activities (case management) are grounded in positive, ongoing, and goal-oriented relationships with families. Outcomes may include:

  • family well-being,
  • parent-child relationships,
  • families as lifelong educators,
  • families as learners,
  • family connections to peers and community, and
  • families as advocates and leaders.

The framework is supported by a positive program environment, professional development opportunities and continuous program improvement.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field.
  • Experience working with families with varied educational backgrounds and of all socio-economic and cultural groups and at-risk groups.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with variety of community resources.
  • Great documentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to establish rapport with all eligible families.
  • Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, nonjudgmental and open personal qualities.
  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team.
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle and have reliable transportation.
  • Ability to pass/maintain annual background checks including SLED and DSS (includes Sexual Registry)

Click here to view complete job description and to apply online

Only online applications will be accepted.

Leave a Reply