Family Advocate Brightside Academy
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Child care involves more than just babysitting services. Brightside Academy provides child care and early education that prepares children to be life-long learners. Our program combines state-of-the-art facilities, a nationally recognized curriculum and learning quality credentials that work together to help each child achieve kindergarten readiness.
The Family Advocate for EarlyLearn, is responsible for coordinating and implementing all site-based family involvement activities related to EarlyLearn. Reporting to the Parent Involvement Coordinator-EarlyLearn, the family advocate will recruit and register eligible families, orient families to the EarlyLearn program services, engage in family goal setting plans, and assist with the coordination of social and health/nutrition services. The Family Advocate will provide oversight, management and evaluation of parent education and volunteer programs in collaboration with the academy director and parent involvement coordinator and based on family needs and goals. The Family Advocate will be responsible for establishing an EarlyLearn Parent Advisory Committee at each site and will have a specialty in supporting families and establishing community linkages.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Serves as a member of the Brightside Academy Education Team to provide support to families
Implements recruitment , eligibility and enrollment processes for families
Enters eligibility and enrollment data in ACS?s Web-based Enrollment System (WES)
Orients families to all aspects of EarlyLearn NYC
Completes family goal setting plans with all enrolled families
Encourages a continuous exchange of ideas and maintains positive relationships with the parent involvement coordinator, family support services coordinator, academy staff, academy directors, area business directors, regional director and external technical assistance providers
Develops strategies that connect all parent involvement activities with the goal of improving child outcomes
Conducts needs assessments and other research necessary for completing academy self-assessments for programmatic improvement
Collaborates with service area staff in delivering high quality, integrated services to families
Conducts monthly Parent Advisory Committee meetings
Oversees Parent Advisory Committee elections for officers
Coordinates all parent education activities in collaboration with the parent involvement coordinator
Works closely and collaboratively with the family support services coordinator to establish linkages for families for needed social service, health and nutrition support and educational opportunities
Monitors all family goal setting plans for implementation and progress reporting
Prepares and maintains accurate records and documentation
Attends all ACS sponsored trainings related to EarlyLearn NYC
Produces reports as requested and required
Working knowledge of ACS policies and regulations
Working knowledge of diverse family service needs in low-income communities
Ability to formulate and carry out effective work plans
Ability to facilitate coordination of multiple tasks
Ability to build effective working partnerships with diverse stakeholders for parent education programs
Ability to foster teambuilding and work effectively as part of a team
Ability to communicate effectively; oral and written
Ability to lead productive meetings
Strong interpersonal skills
Associate?s degree from an accredited college or university
Three ? five years of full-time, paid, professional experience impacting diverse program assistance to families
Experience supporting staff in process improvement
This position includes the normal physical demands associated with work in an office environment, including lifting, bending and carrying.
This position includes the ability to travel independently throughout the region and to other regions where Brightside Academy facilities are located.
This position includes the ability to schedule work outside of the typical week, including nights and some weekends.
All other duties as assigned.
Our future is BRIGHTER with YOU! At Brightside Academy our employees are our best resource. As a result, we recruit and retain the best. We offer: competitive wage rates for qualified candidates; paid time off and holidays; competitively priced group health insurance for all full-time staff; yearly in-service trainings which are conducted by a certified trainer and meet state requirements, and the opportunity to climb the career ladder due to our continued growth. Brightside Academy proudly supports a diverse workforce EOE.
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED