The Family Advocate supports the Head Start/Early Head Start programming systems for Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA), and actively engages and supports enrolled families to promote financial self-sufficiency. The Advocate’s case management includes building trusting relationships, assessing family's strengths/needs, collaboratively establishing individualized Family Partnership Agreement, monitoring progress toward goals, and providing support and resources for program participants. The selected candidate will ensure accurate and timely completion of all documentation per Head Start Program Performance Standards in program's database (ChildPlus) and in hard copy files.
Additionally, the Family Advocate collaboratively plans and implements center-based parent meetings, parent cafes, various parent engagement activities, and promotes parents' volunteer efforts and leadership roles. This position will also facilitate/implement child screenings such as dental clinic and hearing/vision tests as well as ensure parent completion of the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2).
Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned in support of the programs’ mission and goals.
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and will close to applicants at end of business day, 11:59 pm CST, on the posting end date. SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time (50% or more) employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.
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-Have a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or related field.
-Bachelor's degree in child development, early childhood education, social work, or a related field. -Family Specialist credential (Gateway). -Two years of experience interacting with low-income families. -Computer literate excellent interpersonal/oral skills. -Valid Illinois driver's license.
Additional Salary Information: SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time (50% or more) employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.
Internal Number: 11228
About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.
Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals.
SIUE is is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category.
Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).