Social Services Advocate III

Grade: 10 Starting salary $15.59 per hour, 35 hours per week, 51 weeks per year

Overview: The Social Services Advocate is responsible for ensuring parents and family members receive all services designated in the Parent, Family & Community Engagement Program Performance Standards. Assists in the design, implementation and evaluation processes and strategies that support quality services to families. Works with the Mental Health, Disability and Nutrition Specialists to provide services to children and families.

  • Develop, implement and document a Parent, Family & Community Partnership
  • Agreement/Goal Plan with each family, to include assessments of family strengths and concerns and initiation of a mutually agreed-upon Family Plan, with revisions as appropriate.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and complete information, e.g., reports and records.
  • Ensures timely disposition of memos, correspondence and messages to the appropriate personnel.
  • Keep a positive attitude toward all aspects of the program and seek ways to improve the delivery of services.
  • Assist in the design, implementation and evaluation processes and strategies that support quality services to families.
  • Participate in the Orientation to the Program and Agency for all staff as required.
  • Attends Family Advocate meetings as required.
  • Contribute to the efforts of the program to meet or exceed state and local licensing requirements.
  • Facilitate a working relationship with all program and agency personnel where communication is shared regarding services and records for enrollees and their families.
  • Maintain and submit time sheet and activity log in a timely manner, ensuring complete and accurate information. Maintain support and on-going communication with supervisor and other Advocates.

Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field is required.  Minimum of two years’ experience in office work with computer related responsibilities.  Experience working with low-income children and their families in a pre-school setting.  Supervisory experience required.