New Job Family Service Advocate - Falls City Or Table Rock Head Start In Nebraska

Family Service Advocate - Falls City or Table Rock Head Start
Family Service Advocate - Falls City or Table Rock Head Start

Family Service Advocate - Falls City or Table Rock Head Start

Salary : Details not provided
Location : Nebraska

Full Description

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible for establishing and maintaining mutually respectful partnerships with families to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of their children in a manner that is consistent with Head Start Performance Standards and written plans. Provide family advocacy and coordinate services delivered to the families of children participating in the Head Start program. Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating a variety of family engagement activities.


1. Conduct outreach and recruitment activities to ensure full enrollment and adequate waiting list. Complete applications of age-eligible children and maintain a waiting list for Head Start and related services.

2. Assist families in crisis by providing information on community services, follow-up services, and making referrals to ensure delivery of needed services.

3. Ensure children receive needed health services to meet Head Start Performance Standards within the required timeframe.

4. Maintain social service, parent involvement, and health records for children and families.

5. Make home visits to complete observations, interview families, and gather all necessary data to develop a Family Partnership Agreement. Provide follow-up on said agreements to assist families in meeting their goals.

6. Provides support transportation for participant, as appropriate.

7. Work collaboratively with the Teacher(s) to effectively schedule and facilitate parent meetings.

8. Actively support parent and activities at the assigned center, including but not limited to, Policy Council, nutrition committee, education committee, parent committee, and ad-hoc committees. All efforts to include families enrolled in collaboration sites must be made.

9. Maintain cleanliness throughout center.

10. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor in keeping with the efficiency and effectiveness of the Head Start program.

11. Actively participate in efforts to meet the SENCA Head Start goals identified within the current SENCA Head Start Strategic Plan.

12. Actively participate in efforts to meet the SENCA goals identified within the current SENCA Strategic Plan.

13. Actively participate in setting, tracking, and attaining three national ROMA Next Generation Goals.

14. Demonstrate active employee engagement by using individual talents, providing a consistent level of high performance, building connections and professional networks, having high energy, broadening responsibilities, and building on those responsibilities.


1. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate or Bachelor Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or Health field preferred.

2. Must complete a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or related field within 18 months of hire.

3. Valid driver’s license and/or reliable personal transportation required.

4. Age: 21 years of age preferred.

5. Volunteer or compensated work experience with children and/or low-income families in a child care setting or in a community social service agency (public or private) is preferred.

6. Possess the capability to learn and implement new and improved procedures and techniques.

7. Communicates effectively and efficiently, and comprehend various forms of communication.

8. Ability to prioritize and organize tasks, function independently on tasks, and make independent decisions, according to policy and procedure.

9. Ability to prepare effective, accurate, computerized reports in a timely manner.

10. Ability to utilize computer functions for word processing, spreadsheets, etc., to perform organizational and administrative tasks.

11. Ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively, and effectively with community organizations and individuals from various backgrounds, staff, parents, the general public, volunteers, and funding sources.

12. Able to work with others using a team model and to follow basic teamwork principles.


1. Be able to travel on agency business and attend out of area training meetings and/or conferences as required by supervisor.

2. Be able to establish and/or maintain positive working relationships with social service agencies and providers in the area.

3. Maintain ones’ self at all times so as not to bring discredit upon themselves or the agency.

4. Understand and comply with SENCA Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Policy, Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy, and Confidentiality of Information Policy, Safety Plan, and Personnel Policies.