Advocacy/Lobbying, Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” is seeking an EARLY HEAD START FAMILY ADVOCATE SPECIALIST. This is a full time, exempt position, reporting directly to the Early Head Start Education Manager.
Overall Purpose: Plan, organize and implement the Family and Community Partnership service area.
Recruit and enroll families/children
Develop and implement individualized Family Partnership agreements with parents
Ensure eligibility, recruitment, selection, attendance and family and community engagement criteria are met
Coordinate with the Economic Empowerment program to provide training for Families
Provide ongoing coaching sessions with families to set individual goals and offer resources
Meet requirements of the Head Start performance standards
Work closely with CCAP team to ensure continued eligibility and proper submission of documents for families
Credentialed or certified in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field; AA or BS degree in social work preferred
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English
Ability to pass a health examination and a criminal background check
A demonstrated ability to work independently, while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously as needed
Ability to travel locally and to work nights and weekends as needed
Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from various education, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds
Thrives in an environment in which collaboration, partnership, and empowerment are the key cultural elements
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.