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Family Advocate

Company: Commission on Economic Opportunity
Location: Troy
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Job Description:

Family Advocate

Location: Hoosick Falls FRC- Hoosick Falls, NY


The Commission on Economic Opportunity(CEO) is seeking a Family Advocate for our Early Childhood Services program. Our Family Advocates work to establish a partnership with families, utilizing a family development approach to help families identify their own strengths, needs and goals.

Family Advocates more specifically will:

  • Assist families in accessing community resources such as mental health, schooling and childcare as well as work collaboratively with service providers
  • Plan, conduct and assist with monthly parent meetings, events and education sessions
  • Encourage parent involvement in program and classroom events
  • Assist families with transportation to appointments, as needed
  • Maintain complete and accurate case notes for each family

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • HS Diploma or equivalent and Case management experience require
    • Valid and clean NYS driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle required

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Associates/Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field
      • FDC Credential
      • 1+ years of case management experience
      • Prior experience working with disadvantaged families in an advocacy role and knowledge of community resources
      • Bilingual a plus

        (CEO facilitates Family Development Associate (FDC) courses on-site for selected candidates, who are required to obtain an FDC Credential within their first year of employment.)

        Check out our benefit package! CEO offers:

        • Medical, dental, vision
        • Free access to a Telemedicine provider
        • Paid time off
        • Generous holidays
        • Consideration for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

          Please note:applicants for this position will be required to complete standard background clearances, which include fingerprints, New York State Child Abuse clearances, a physical, TB Test, a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) search and pre-employment drug screen.


Keywords: Commission on Economic Opportunity, Troy , Family Advocate, Other , Troy, New York

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