FAMILY ADVOCATE

Snohomish County Head Start   Everett, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 7, 2022
Apply Now
Job ID 11957
Location Edmonds College Head Start
Full-Time Regular

Position Overview

Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity.  Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

HEAD START FAMILY ADVOCATE (SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT 2)

SALARY:   $3,650 - 4,117 Monthly (10-month cyclic position)

LOCATION: Everett, Washington

 

DESCRIPTION:   

The Family Advocate works with enrolled families of children 3-5 years old to deliver services to support family well-being, child learning and development, and foster parental confidence and skills that promote the early learning and development of their children.  The Family Advocate accomplishes this through individualized family partnerships that take into account family strengths, needs, and goals, along with any existing plans made with other community agencies.  The Family Advocate may work directly with families, or may assist the Teacher/Family Advocate in their work with families.  This is a full time, classified position and reports to the Education Site Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. 40% Social Work/Case Management
  1. Assist Teacher/Family Advocates in identifying resources to work with lower-risk
  2. Work directly with a caseload of higher-needs families
  1. developing individualized family partnerships
  2. helping parents set goals
  3. conduct one-on-one home visits as needed and as required by the program
  1. Other duties as required
  1. 40% Ongoing Monitoring and Data Management
  1. Work with families to ensure all required paperwork is completed and on time
  2. Perform daily data entry into our case management database
  3. Monitor data regularly to ensure compliance with program standards
  4. Other duties as required
  1. 20% Collaborate With Other Program Areas and Community Partners
  1. Work with Teacher/Family Advocates, Mental Health Specialist, Education Site Managers, and other program area staff to ensure high quality delivery of services to families on caseload
  2. Develop collaborative relationships with community partners
  3. Represent Head Start/ECEAP at community events as needed
  4. Other duties as required

KEY COMPETENCIES (specific knowledge, skills or skill sets, and/or abilities necessary to perform work activities):

  1. Be able to perform all the essential functions of the position
  2. Ability to work independently, but also be a team player
  3. Ability to problem-solve and handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially
  4. Must be knowledgeable of and work in accordance with Head Start/ECEAP Performance Standards, department and College policies and regulations, and negotiated agreements
  5. Must be able to use a computer for written communication, data entry, spreadsheet applications, and report creation.
  6. Must be able to respond to and initiate communication with college/program employees, staff of other institutions, outside agencies, enrolled families, and the general public
  7. Must be able to exhibit cultural humility when working with staff and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
  8. Must be able to prioritize unplanned but required duties with ongoing confirmed deadlines. Must be flexible and able to negotiate priorities according to program needs while considering rules and process requirements

JOB READINESS FACTORS (working conditions such as environmental factors, mental and physical demands, willingness issues of the position):

  1. Must be able to work under stressful situations and manage stress appropriately
  2. Must be able to accomplish repetitive tasks while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  3. Must be able to work independently and exercise appropriate judgment
  4. Must be able to transport self to home visits and off-site trainings and meetings
  5. Required vaccines:  TDap, MMR, COVID-19
  6. Must show a negative TB Test and obtain a health provider statement showing free of communicable diseases
  7. Cleared Portable Background Check through DCYF

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
One of the following is required:

  1. An associate degree with the equivalent of 30 college quarter credits of social work, human services, family services, counseling or another field directly related to their job responsibilities, AND four years of task-oriented social work experience, OR
  2. A bachelor degree with the equivalent of 30 college quarter credits of social work, human services, family services, counseling or another field directly related to their job responsibilities, AND two years of task-oriented social work experience

 

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is typically performed in an office setting, and occasionally in clients' homes. The ability to sit at a desk/computer station, bend, stoop, walk and generally move around the office to consult with others, work within a busy environment and remain focused on tasks. Excellent communication skills are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and will include communication with people for whom English is not their first language. This also includes the ability to produce clearly written documents. Those who are multilingual are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.

 

COMPENSATION:  

Salary range 45.  Beginning salary is $36,500.00 - $41,170.00 annually, with progressive increases to $47,770, plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave package includes 10 sick days per year, 9 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, 2 personal leave days, and 11 vacation days per year (incremental increases to 20 vacation days per year).

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 

You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire. 

  • All new positions are contingent upon funding. 
  • This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement. 
  • At this time, Edmonds College does not sponsor H1-B Visas.
  • Edmonds College is requiring vaccination for all employees and students. Exemptions may be accepted. This safety measure will allow the college to reopen safely and minimize risk against COVID-19 and its variants. Future requirements may be set in accordance with internal policies or changes in state or federal guidance. 

 

Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: 

All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete: 

  1. Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application). (These questions reflect the required and desired qualifications and are used in the screening process. Please provide thorough responses.) 
  2. Current resume. 
  3. Names and contact information for three references. 
  4. For veterans' preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form. 

 

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: 

Established in 1967, Edmonds College is a public, four-year, state college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and community engagement, which reflect the three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community. It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000 international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about 30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit www.edmonds.edu

EEO/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT: 

Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. 

JEANNE CLERY STATEMENT:

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of Edmonds College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, the College reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Edmonds College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.edmonds.edu/safety/clery-act/documents/annual-report.pdf.