Early Childhood Job Center

Posting Date:
06/07/2017
Closing Date:
06/30/2017
Job Title:
Family Advocates - HS & EHS - Los Angeles
Job Position:
Family
Organization:
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles
Email Address:
City/Area:
Los Angeles
State:
CA
Zip Code:
90023
Duties:

Responsibilities:

Under supervision, the Family Advocate:

·        Manages a caseload of families; makes regular home visits within established requirements; disseminates and collects materials pertaining to services available to families

·        Interviews parent(s) and compiles mandated background information; assists families with identifying and attaining milestones of family goals

·        Maintains outreach and recruitment to ensure site enrollment of eligible children; actively participates in re-involvement efforts

·        Establishes child file; collects, maintains, updates and disseminates information, as needed

·        Promotes parent advocacy; facilitates parent activities and training and ensures parent participation and involvement

·        Provides health-related services to children such as vision and hearing screenings

·        Establishes and maintains contacts with community-based service organizations and resources; initiates and follows-up on referral process in conjunction with families, teachers, and service support staff

·        Actively participates in classroom environment and with parent volunteers

Qualifications:

·        Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Services, Health or related field

·        Must have excellent computer skills including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

·        Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing

·        Must have first aid and CPR certifications

·        Must have valid California driver’s license and access to dependable automobile with adequate insurance in order to make home visits and/or to travel to different school and office sites

·        Fingerprint clearance required prior to employment

Health Requirements

·        Must have physical examination at the time of employment

·        Must have TB clearance at the time of employment issued within past 6 months; TB clearance must be renewed annually

·        Must be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs, to move quickly and to perform duties requiring squatting and kneeling in order to interact with children in a very busy environment

Additional Requirements

·        Experience working in social work, case management, or as a health or parent involvement aid in a related program a plus

·        Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral)

Instructions:

All VOALA employment applications are initiated online at www.voala.org/careers. Additionally, to be consider for an interview for this position, please submit the following items to eurrutia@voala.org.

  • Resume
  • Copy of BA degree.  

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