Family Advocate (Part-time and/or Full-Time)

www.emilysplacetx.org
Published
June 24, 2020
Location
Plano, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

  1. OBJECTIVE OF THE JOB (PURPOSE):

The Family Advocate works with the Program Staff to create, provide, and coordinate services and activities with families and communities that foster strength, healthy living, and overall well-being. They also provide support in a case management style and act as a liaison between families, staff, the community, and other family-related services. The Family Advocate encourages all family members to become advocates for their children and family.

  1. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Assist with orientation for new families to the program
  • Work with Case Manager throughout the year to help guide families towards available resources and as families reassess their needs, expand resources available
  • Provide support to families within program guidelines and in assisting with childcare as necessary for program compliance
  • Facilitate the delivery of services to children and families through collaboration with staff, volunteers, and community partners.
  • In coordination with Vice President and appropriate staff, actively participate in planning and implementation of mandatory and optional programming
  • Actively participate in and contribute to child staffing on a regular basis.
  • Assist with transportation as needed
  • Manage, organize, distribute and replenish family supply inventory
  • Exhibit flexibility in day-to-day operations and in providing needed services to
  • Participates in activities designed to ensure program quality.
  • In coordination with Vice President and appropriate staff, manage and facilitate major endeavors such as Back to School, birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas

 

Scheduling

  • Assist in planning, organizing and implementing group and individual activities based on residents’ individual needs as identified.
  • Plan and develop holiday/everyday activities
  • Prepare monthly calendar indicating future activities and holiday themes
  • Plans and develops an effective resident activities program, including a variety of leisure and educational opportunities and activities for residents, graduates and children
  • Coordinate with case manager on scheduling program night as to tailor programs to current residents needs
  • Foster a trusting, collaborative, partnership building process is implemented with each family.
  • Respect the diverse values and cultures of the families served.
  • Recognize and identify each family’s risk and protective factors.
  • Establish professional roles and boundaries in working with families.
  • Recognize and promote family’s readiness and willingness to participate in the program.
  • Promote positive growth and development of families through teamwork
  • Foster a strong sense of teamwork amongst staff to families
  • Actively participate in two-way communication among co-workers to ensure all staff is informed of pertinent information
  • Build relationships based on mutual trust and rapport.
  • Approaches all issues with a win-win attitude that respects the dignity of all parties.
  • Promote organization’s mission
  • Convey a clear understanding of the organization’s vision.
  • Demonstrate agency and program values in job performance.
  • Has a general knowledge of roles and responsibilities of other positions within the program.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with agency policy and according to federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Meet scheduled deadlines and perform routine tasks with minimal supervision.

Promote and Advance the Mission of Emily’s Place

  • Fill is as a backup to the Volunteer Coordinator for training and orientation when needed
  • Conduct house tours as needed
  • Assist in the advancement and fulfillment of the mission of Emily’s Place as needed in other projects and tasks

 

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Education, Social Services, Social Work, Sociology or related field (essential).
  • 2 years of experience in social work, education or a similar environment (essential).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Superb dispute and conflict resolution skills.
  • Solid organizational and IT skills.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse families, communities and staff.
  • Ability to understand, formulate and implement a viable plan of action for each family

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary history to hr@emilysplacetx.org

Application Instructions

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary history to hr@emilysplacetx.org

 

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