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Bilingual Family Advocate

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska Alliance, NE
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BILINGUAL FAMILY ADVOCATE

(Alliance, NE)

Community Action Partnership of Western NE

1 SEASONAL Full time Position Available

$11.16-$13.71 hour

                                    March 1, 2018-November 15, 2018

 Position open until filled

Notice:  A complete job application is required for all applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

                                       Contact:     Human Resource Department

                                                         3350 10th Street

                                                         Gering, NE  69341

                                                         Phone:  308-635-3089

                                                         Fax:  308-635-0264

                                                         Email:  hr@capwn.org

 

 

Areas of Responsibility: Build a partnering relationship with parents of enrolled children in order to support family growth in a variety of family development areas.  In accordance with Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Family (ACF) Head Start Performance Standards.

 

Major Duties:

  1. Recruit and complete intake forms on eligible children and families by doing door-to-door outreach in the assigned areas and by maintaining close communication and cooperation with other local and regional agencies and organizations serving migrant and seasonal families and children to insure that every eligible child is enrolled.
  2. Respects and responds appropriately to the culture, language, values and family structures of each family served.
  3. Support and strengthens the parent-child relationship and supports families as the primary nurturers of their children through parent education at parent meetings, home visits, newsletters and written information reflective of the parents' interest and needs related by parent survey.
  4. Develop and maintain a team approach with program staff so that family services activities are coordinated and integrated throughout the program.
  5. Responsible for doing home visits with each individual family to build a respectful relationship and to have a broad understanding of every family in the program.
  6. Work with the families in mutually respectful goal-oriented partnerships to develop and implement the Family Partnership Agreement, including providing assistance to families through referrals, goal setting, problem solving, and support; monitor and document family’s progress.
  7. Promote and support children’s regular attendance through educating parents on the benefits of regular attendance, following up on attendance concerns, and developing strategies with families and the center to improve children’s attendance.
  8. Facilitates networks and group activities that support family’s strengths, interests and needs through parent meeting, policy council, parent cafés and other groups.
  9. Foster and develop communication and relationships between families that is in a positive and proficient manner.
  10. Advocate with and on behalf of families by becoming the family’s liaison to program and community services as appropriate.
  11. Support children and families in making successful transitions by providing them with appropriate information, training, and connections to future early care and educational settings and kindergarten.
  12. Performs effective recordkeeping and internal reporting tasks to track individual family progress and program progress using standard forms and ChildPlus Software program
  13. Maintain standards of confidentiality regarding program, children, families and staff.
  14. Translate and interpret oral and written information to and from families.
  15. Model positive regard for program in the community.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Working Conditions:

  • 30% Office/Center environment
  • 30% Home environment
  • 20% Training or meetings
  • 20% Travel
  • May work some evenings and weekends for parent and community meetings, training, family crisis, and home visits.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must complete health physical upon entry to program and yearly health screenings.
  • Must be able to make visits in home situations.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Grade 7:

  1. Must be 21 years of age.
  2. High school equivalency (GED).
  3. Valid Driver’s license with good driving record and insured vehicle.
  4. Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish.
  5. Ability to obtain Family Service Credential within 18 months of hire.

 

Grade 8:

  1. Meet the minimum requirements above;
  2. Two years’ experience in case management or a Family Service credential.

 

Grade 9:

  1. Meet the minimum requirements above;
  2. AA in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or related field.

 

Grade 10:

  1. Meet the minimum requirements above;
  2. BA in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or related field.

 

Benefits: Will discuss in interview

 

Job Details

Date Posted July 2, 2018
Date Closes August 1, 2018
Located In Alliance, NE
Function Build a partnering relationship with parents of enrolled children in order to support family growth in a variety of family development areas. In accordance with Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Family (ACYF) Head Start Performance Standards.
Job Type Full-time Employee
Desired Secondary Language Skill Spanish
SOC Category 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants
Zipcode 69301
Name Human Resources
Address 3350 10th Street
City, State and Zip Gering, Nebraska 69341
Phone 308-635-3089
FAX 308-635-0264

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Educational Consulting
  • School - Social Worker
  • SpEd - Early Childhood Specialist
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Summer School Teaching
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Discharge Planning
  • Medical Case Management
  • Medical Social Work
  • In-Home Caregiver
  • Medical Assistant
  • Geriatrics
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Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
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