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Family Services Advocate

Company: The Y of Central Maryland
Location: Catonsville
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision they've made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves.If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.How this role contributes to the Y's mission:As a Y Family Services Advocate, you will create and implement a Head Start recruitment plan for program participants to ensure 100% enrollment as well as establish and maintain a waiting list. You will work within the community, with families and with parents/guardians, acting as an advocate for families, developing trusting relationships and ensuring that support services are available to meet family goals. You will work with families on an individualized basis to identify family goals, strengths, and necessary services and ensure parents have opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge that aid in child development.You will be responsible for community partnerships, service coordination as well as reporting. As a Y Family Services Advocate, you'll contribute to the Y and to the broader community we serve by working with our littlest participantsand their families who are economically disadvantaged and help them prepare for success in school and life.This work is right for you if you have:An interest in the well-being and education of young children, enthusiasm, patience, good humor, good judgment and a good spiritThe ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associatesAt least 2 year of experience working with adults in the Human Services or Social Work fieldPrior Head Start experience (preferred)An associate's degree in social science, human services or related field OR a bachelor's degree in family studies, social work, human services or related field (preferred)Thank you for considering working for the Y in Central Maryland. If being a part of our cause feels right for you, we hope you will join us. The Y provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.Other details* Job Family Early Childhood Development* Pay Type Hourly

Keywords: The Y of Central Maryland, Catonsville , Family Services Advocate, Other , Catonsville, Maryland

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