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Parent Engagement Advocate Action for a Better Community Rochester, United States



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Human Services/Non-Profit

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Fri Mar 12, 2021
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Fri Feb 12, 2021

Job Summary

The Parent Engagement Advocate plays a key role with parents/caregivers/providers in working to achieve key competency goals, established by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; goals that support positive outcome-oriented relationships; trust and increased engagement between families, providers and the community.

Job Description


Qualifications/Education and Experience:

  1. Associates Degree required (60 Credit Hours of college courses) in Human Services, Social Services or related field; requires a minimum of one (1) yr. of direct experience working with families/caregivers, preferably in a not-for profit setting. Experience preferred includes child/family development, case management, or in a related human services capacity.

  2. Must be attentive to details; good organizational skills and have good administrative, analytical, negotiations and problem-solving skills.

  3. Requires demonstrated experience and knowledge of parent engagement strategies designed to foster increased parental/caregiver involvement, self-sufficiency and awareness including; methods used to build positive goal-oriented relationships, promote equity, inclusiveness, and cultural responsiveness, between children, parents/caregivers, and service providers as partners.

  4. Experience planning, coordinating and facilitating informational sessions, presentations, meetings, support groups, and related special events to encourage and support parent engagement/interest.

  5. Experience coordinating educational and training opportunities is strongly preferred; should be able to identify, collect and disseminate relevant announcements, literature, informational materials, and related resources beneficial to consumers/staff.

  6. Work experience and knowledge of related advocacy, public policy, legislative, disparities and equity issues, affecting families is a plus.

  7. Familiarity with Head Start/ECS Program Performance Standards, which outlines specific actions/framework for programs that provide leadership and advocacy opportunities for parents, is a plus.

  8. Requires experience and a knowledge of relationship building, must be able to develop effective working relationships at all levels within the organization, with consumers and the community; must have ability to maintain effective partnerships with human service, support organizations and other sectors of the community, both public and private that are beneficial to consumers; knowledge of the Greater Rochester area helpful; experience

  9. Working in collaborative/team structures is a plus.

  10. Must be proficient in use of all Microsoft Office products including Outlook.

  11. Requires the health and physical capability to work in an office, classroom, residential and/or community settings. Must be able to lift children weighing up to 40 lbs.

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