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Early Childhood Family Advocate

Maryland Rural Development Corporation Elkton, MD

  • Expired: June 20, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Family Advocate is responsible for assisting families in becoming more self-sufficient, and will act as an advocate for the community that MRDC serves. Duties include recruitment for development sessions, instruction in sessions, and active case management during and after completion of sessions to help insure and maintain successful implementation of the family's development plan. Be familiar and aware of the revised Head Start Performance Standards with emphasis on ERSEA, Family & Community Partnership and Health & Safety Work with HS Director, Coordinators and staff to insure the adherence of Head Start Performance Standards, Office of Child Care Regulations, Health Department and Local Education Agency (LEA) regulations To recruit children from the demographic area for centers assigned To interview each parent assigned, for the completion of all forms and/or information as required Assure all enrollment documents (income, birth certificates, etc.) and health records...

are completed prior to child being enrolled into program To achieve total enrollment within a new program year and maintain full enrollment throughout the year Must provide a positive, supportive environment for families in a helping professional manner representing the HS program as a component and effective organization Preferred B.S. degree in Sociology or Social Work or related fields Minimum two (2) years of college level work with a major in sociology or psychology or a minimum of two (2) years' experience in the field of community organization and social work. Current or ability to obtain first aid and CPR certification Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and collaborate with various professional and community groups throughout the assigned county Ability to organize and delegate in an efficient manner and work with minimal supervision Bilingual - Preferred but not required Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision) Retirement Plan (401k, IRA) Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D) Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays) Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity) Short Term & Long Term Disability Training & Development

Maryland Rural Development Corporation


Elkton, MD



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