Under the supervision of the Case Manager Supervisor, and when applicable any other program specific designee; the Family Advocate is responsible for interviewing and determining the clients’ needs for services and provide appropriate referrals to various services to help the clients reach desired goals and maintain an adequate level of functioning.
• Carries out mission, vision and values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors.
• Participates in the agency’s continuous Quality Improvement Process for the division.
• Establishes initial contact with clients and schedules them appointments with the Social Worker or Family Case Manager.
• Locates, distributes and maintains records of resources including groceries, transportation vouchers and bus tokens to clients as needed.
• Provides appropriate referrals to public and private social services agencies.
• Assists the Social Worker or Family Case Worker with administrative duties.
• Conducts in-home visits to assist in assessing family needs assists in monitoring family progress, and provides teaching and demonstration services when applicable.
• Develops and finds resources for implementation of parent education classes.
• Nurtures respectful relationships with clients, children and demonstrates sensitivity to the clients cultural socioeconomic character.
• Develops, communicates and promotes parent school activities, distributes school newsletters and creates and distributes school flyers.
• Assist in provision of maintenance support group activities, i.e. arts and crafts, budget and finance classes.
• Performs other duties as directed by Supervisor and/or program designee.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully.
• High school diploma
• At least one (1) year clerical experience; experience working with low-income children and families is a plus.
• Have the ability to identify and access community resources for families.
• Have some basic knowledge of the needs of children and families and factors that support their social and physical well being.
• Good verbal and writing skills.
• Types a minimum of 40 words per minute.
• Personnel who provides family support activities must have the ability to:
a) Lead discussions, conceptualize well, and communicate effectively;
b) Advocate for families served within the larger community and other macro system; and
c) Mobilize and educate families about formal and informal resources to support families.
• Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).
Valid California Drivers License. State required automobile insurance coverage.
• TB clearance to be renewed every two years.
To perform this job the individual must be able to carry all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Approximately 50% of the time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend. Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is imperative. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds when necessary.
Starting Salary: $12.80 hourly, depending on education and experience
Status: Non Exempt / Full-Time Hours/Temporary for 2 months
Location: 234 Loma Drive Los Angeles, CA 90017
**Position is open until this announcement no longer shows on our website.
Para Los Ninos is an equal opportunity employer.