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Family Advocate - Bilingual Hmong or Spanish

Department: EHS Home-Based
Location: Madison, WI

BENEFITS:
Reach Dane/Reach Green offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 20 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (75% employer paid premium), dental insurance (50% employer paid premium), and vision insurance. Reach Dane/Reach Green has a competitive 403B match after 2 years of employment and contributes 5% (employee must contribute at minimum 1% to receive match.) Other perks include: vacation and sick time accruals, long term disability and life insurance at no charge.

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS:
Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year
Location: EHS Northside

SUMMARY:
The Family Advocate is responsible for developing a trusting relationship with EHS parents as a support and resource person. Advocates plan, develop and implement appropriate prenatal, family and child development curriculum and other activities that will enhance the parent/child bond and relationship; reinforce the crucial role of parents as the primary educator of their children; ensure that all special education, health, mental health and nutritional needs of children are met; serve as a positive liaison to other community agencies, providing assistance and guidance to families; assume a lead role in implementing social service coordination by providing on-going comprehensive support and case management services to assigned families which promote positive family development/self-sufficiency and social competency; and assume a lead role in assuring parent involvement through opportunities that foster parent and family growth. 

  QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Successfully pass the Background Verification Day Care check as required by the State of Wisconsin Administrative Rules.
  •  Minimum educational requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy or closely related field. Additional coursework may be required to meet the educational equivalent of a Home Based CDA.
  •  A minimum of three years’ experience working with low income, multi-cultural families.
  •  Demonstrated experience and/or skills in family support and guidance including:
    • Addressing mental health needs, community resource usage, case management and advocacy.
    • Community development.
    • Effective approaches that support family self-sufficiency.
  •  Must be at least 21 years of age.
  •  Have a valid Wisconsin Driver's License, motor vehicle and adequate liability insurance as required by agency policy and state liability regulations.

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