|Job title||Family Advocate, Head Start (Tarrytown)|
|Reports to||Hope Lilian, Senior Family & Community Engagement Manager, Head Start|
Family Services of Westchester (FSW) provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children and individuals at every stage of their lives. With 50 innovative programs, FSW serves 30,000 individuals annually in Westchester County, New York, here to create hope, restore dignity and connect families with the resources to get back on track.
Founded in 1954, Family Services of Westchester is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian social services agency.
FSW’s Head Start/Early Head Start is a federal government program that was created in 1965 to give preschool children from low-income families a “head start” on their readiness for elementary school.
Family Services of Westchester is looking for a full-time Family Advocate for our Head Start program in Tarrytown, NY.
POSITION TITLE: Family Advocate
STATUS: Full-time/Permanent – Schedule: (Monday thru Friday 8am – 4pm)
SUPERVISED BY: Senior Family & Community Engagement Manager, Head Start
DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES:
- Creates, provides, and coordinates services and activities with families and communities that foster strength, healthy living, and overall well-being.
- Supports and assists families in identifying and meeting their own goals through a family-centered case management model for developing and carrying out the program Family Partnership Agreements and ERSEA, including responsibility for child files, enrollment/applications.
- Coordinates with other specialists in the content areas of education, health (medical, dental, nutrition, mental health), services to children with disabilities, parent, family and community engagement.
- Data management in accordance with Head Start Program Performance Standards to provide quality services to children and families and to support the goals of the program.
- Implement policies and procedures for the Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, Attendance (ERSEA) portion of the program that supports the effective implementation of services.
- Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)
- CDA (Child Development Associate) Certification (Preferred)
- COVID-19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED.
There are a variety of benefits to joining Family Services of Westchester, an organization with over 65 years of history impacting vulnerable communities. In addition to the opportunity to connect with and help thousands of residents in Westchester County, FSW offers its employees an inspiring, diverse and team-based work environment with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and 403(b).
At FSW, we enjoy working in a collaborative, mission-driven environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace that prioritizes our clients and the communities we serve. If you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people across the communities of Westchester, and if the position of Family Advocate speaks to your capabilities, experience and commitment to social service, please complete the online application on Indeed.com and upload your resume. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email.
To apply, please send resume to Hope Lilian @ Hope.Lilian@fsw.org
Family Services of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.