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Head Start Family Advocate

Company: Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC)
Location: Mount Kisco
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc. CIFC's Early Learning Programs / Head Start, in Norwalk, CT, is currently seeking a Family Advocate to join our team. As a Family Advocate, you will be responsible for providing support, resources, and advocacy to families participating in our Head Start program. The ideal candidate will have experience working with families and children, as well as excellent communication and organizational skills. Responsibilities:- Family Advocates build relationships with families and connect them to resources and services in the community- Family Advocates provide support and advocacy for families in accessing services and addressing needs- Family Advocates assist families in setting and achieving goals related to education, employment, and family well-being- Family Advocates collaborate with Head Start staff to ensure the provision of quality services to families- Family Advocates maintain accurate and up-to-date records of family contacts, services provided, and child healthcare records- Family Advocates participate in program planning and recruitment activities- Certificate or degree in social work, human services, or related field - Experience working with low-income families and children- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills- Ability to work independently and as part of a team- Knowledge of community resources and services- Bilingual skills preferred- Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusionWe are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We encourage candidates who are bilingual, have experience working with diverse communities, and have a commitment to social justice to apply for this position. If you are passionate about working with families and making a difference in your community, we want to hear from you.Benefits:- 13 Federal Holidays; more than 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (additional PTO after 2 years); full-suite of health and ancillary benefit offerings, and 403B retirement account with employer contributions. Tuition reimbursement program available and is a federally recognized site for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). PI229299593

Keywords: Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC), Greenwich , Head Start Family Advocate, Other , Mount Kisco, Connecticut

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