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Family Advocate

Posted: 03/19/2023

Take part in Reach Dane’s mission to provide a child's foundation to learn and a family's opportunity to succeed! Come join our compassionate, trauma informed workplace that’s inclusive for all backgrounds, cultures, genders, identities, etc.
Benefits available starting at 20 hours/week:

  • Health, dental, vision
  • Vacation and sick time
  • 403(b) match after 2 years
  • Company paid life insurance and long term disability
  • Paid continuing education
  • No weekends or holiday work
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Inclusive, values-driven organizational culture
  • Hours: 40 hours/week
  • Status: Full Year
  • Location: Varied
  • Pay: $18.90/hour
The Family Advocate:
  • Develops a trusting relationship with Early Head Start (EHS) parents as a support and resource person.
  • Plans, develops, and implements appropriate prenatal, family and child development curriculum and other activities including parent socialization events and other parent groups that will enhance the parent/child bond and relationship
  • Reinforces the crucial role of parents as the primary educator of their children
  • Ensures that all special education, health, mental health and nutritional needs of children are met
  • Serves as a positive liaison to other community agencies
  • Provides assistance and guidance to families
  • Assumes a lead role in implementing social service coordination by providing on-going comprehensive support and case management services to assigned families which promote positive family development, self-sufficiency and social competency
  • Assumes a lead role in assuring parent involvement through opportunities that foster parent and family growth.
  • Applies Head Start Relationship-Based Competencies and Infant Mental Health principles
  • Works closely with Home Based Managers, Nurses, Mental Health Consultants and other appropriate individuals for support in maintaining effective and appropriate practices.
  • Minimum educational requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood, or a related field or in Social Work, Counseling or Nursing, Master’s Degree desired, with experience in the other (non-degree field).
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with low income, multi-cultural families
  • Demonstrated experience and/or skills in family support and guidance including addressing mental health needs, community resource usage, case management and advocacy.     
  • Community development
  • Effective approaches that support family self-sufficiency
  • Have a valid Wisconsin Driver's License, motor vehicle and adequate liability insurance as required by agency policy and state liability regulations
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our values that we live through our actions are:
  • Environment | Create a safe and welcoming environment every day with everyone.
  • Relationships | We believe in the power of authentic and positive relationships.
  • Trust | Trust is the foundation that holds all relationships.
  • Communication | We value ongoing transparent communication that supports the connection.
  • Equity and Social Justice | Our charge is to lead with compassion for social justice. We strive to stand in the gap to support all those who are affected by inequity.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Starting January 1, 2022, proof of COVID vaccination or an approved waiver is required to be considered for employment with Reach Dane.

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