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Family Advocate (Bilingual)

Company: Child Care Group
Location: Garland
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Make an Impact as a Family Advocate (Bilingual)You will ensure the implementation of the Family Child Care - Early Head Start program by supporting individual families as they move towards self-sufficiency by advocating, educating, and providing established resources throughout the community. You also will communicate regularly with families to track the health, dental, needs assessments and attendance of children. Why work for ChildCareGroup? Founded in 1901, ChildCareGroup's (CCG) mission is to champion a strong early childhood system that teaches children and parents, trains early childhood professionals, and assists families. ChildCareGroup believes that children do better as their parents do better. When families thrive, communities succeed. ChildCareGroup offers a generous benefits package including Paid Parental Leave, (13) Company Holidays, 401(k) match, Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision and more! You are a great fit for the role because you identify with the CCG SPIRIT, our core values:SERVICE - Lead with a servant's heartPROFESSIONALISM - Perform our best every dayINTEGRITY - Do what is rightRESPECT - Treat each other the way we wish to be treatedINCLUSION - Value individual differencesTEAMWORK - Communicate and collaborate to achieve our goalsPosition DetailsResponsibilities and Essential Job FunctionsCommunication with Families: Maintains ongoing contact with families; conducts home visits, refers families to appropriate in-house and/or community services, offers casework intervention, and functions as a liaison between parents, staff, and community agencies.Monthly Parent Meetings/Involvement: Maintains parent involvement programs including planning and conducting monthly parent meetings, promoting, maintaining, and supporting parent volunteer efforts.FCC Monthly Provider Meeting: Assist FCC Manager conducting monthly Provider meeting and addressing any Family Support topics.Recruitment/Enrollment: Maintains full enrollment in EHS/Family Childcare homes and analyzes attendance when ADA drops below 85%. Coordinates and implements recruitment of clients, enrollment, and orientation procedures.Records Management: Maintains and completes all social service records.Case Management: Coordinates and participates in the case management process, including administrating the Family Risk Assessment, Family Goals, and other required documents. Presents cases as needed at Family Support meetings.Database Maintenance: Requires the acquisition of knowledge and proficiency of the ChildPlus database within the introductory period of employment. ChildCareGroup will train the employee.In-kind contributions: Solicits and records a variety of in-kind contributions for the program, including parent volunteer hours.Assists with special projects and performs other duties as assigned.Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree in social work, family studies, or related field required.Must have at least 3-5 years' experience working with children and community representatives. Minimum of two (2) years working in a social service agency required.Experience working in non-traditional early childhood settings, i.e.: Family Child Care, Home Visiting Homeless Shelters, Specialized EC settings preferred but not a requirement. Travel and Compliance Requirements Must have a valid Texas driver's license Driving record must comply with CCG's automobile insurance carrier requirements Must have liability insurance coverage and reliable personal transportation Ability to travel locally or out of town as required Mileage reimbursement is offered when applicable Must successfully meet all compliance background check requirements for federal funding throughout employment ChildCareGroup's Generous Health and Wellness Benefits Paid Parental Leave Short Term, Long Term Disability and Basic Life Insurance at no cost Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Telemedicine at no cost 401(k) with a company match Paid Time Off (13) Paid Company Holidays And more! Become a part of the team that supports the education and assistance of over 50,000 lives per year in Texas! In accordance with the applicable directives from the Federal government and the Office of Head Start regarding COVID-19 vaccine requirements, all CCG employees must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. ChildCareGroup is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. #childcare #familyadvocate #bilingual

Keywords: Child Care Group, Garland , Family Advocate (Bilingual), Other , Garland, Texas

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