Volunteers of America Southwest
EHS Family Service Advocate (Personal Services)
Volunteers of America is a federally and stated funded comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on child development that includes a Childs cognitive, physical and social emotional growth and development. The program fosters Family Engagement in all areas of a Childs development and provides comprehensive resources to low income families in the areas of health, nutrition and community resources.
A staff person who links families to Early Head Start and to appropriate health, special needs, nutrition, human services, mental health, education, and parent involvement services, supporting them in making decisions and choices that will help improve their lives. This staff person also works collaboratively with Service Coordinators to implement mandated Federal and State guidelines.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The duties below are intended to provide an overview of the duties required of the Family Service Advocate.
Must have either an Associate Degree or higher in social work or a related field or a Family Development Credential.
One year minimum experience paid or in a voluntary basis in a human service agency and/or working with low income families is required; experience in a preschool setting preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Prior to hire, the following must be assured:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.