Family Advocate - Head Start Program, Batavia, NY

Posted: 08/01/2021

POSITION/TITLE:  HEAD START  FAMILY ADVOCATE                 
POSITION LOCATION:   Batavia   
PAY/HOURS: 40 Hours/Week, 52 Weeks/Year     
QUESTIONS OR RESUME TO:   
Susan Jessmer, HR & Payroll Administrator
409 East State Street
Albion, NY  14411
hr@caoginc.org   
589-5605 

RESPOND BY: August 1, 2022 

Note: Internal Candidates may respond with a letter of interest and a current resume. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES   
▪ Works with FCP Specialist to maintain recruitment, enrollment, and attendance requirements
▪ Facilitates & tracks children’s physicals, lab work, dental exams & treatment
▪ Maintains all documentation in children’s files
▪ Provides case management & crisis intervention for families
▪ Guides families in setting and achieving personal goals
▪ Helps to initiate and sustain parent engagement
▪ Links families to community resources
▪ Works as a team member with classroom, site, and leadership team in case management
▪ Makes home visits to families and provides transportation when needed
▪ Compiles reports & statistics to FCP Specialist for required program monitoring 

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
▪ One year of relevant Human Service experience
▪ Average to advanced computer literacy for data entry in ChildPlus software
▪ Valid NYS driver’s license, acceptable DMV record, and proof of minimum insurance according to agency policies/vehicle required
▪ Clearance through NYS Central Registry for Child Abuse, NYS Justice System for the Protection of People with Special Needs, & Dept. of Justice fingerprinting
▪ Ability to pass NYS physical for day care licensing requirements 

EDUCATION
• Graduate of or currently enrolled in (min. 32 credit hours completed) AS/AAS/BS/BA Human Services or related program
▪ AAS in Human Services or related field o Candidates who will, within 18 months of hire, obtain an AAS or higher in Human Services or related field may be considered

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS ▪ BS in Social Work