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Kansas Employer Family Advocate (Independence) in Independence, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12437450

POSITION SUMMARY:\ Work as a team member in carrying out all duties in the center related to daily support needs of program participants and\ the surrounding communities. Work with families to reach their individual potential for self-sufficiency through the\ development of Family Partnership Agreements and knowledge of community resources.

\ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:\ Provide social services to assigned families according to the Head Start Performance Standards, under the direct\ supervision of the Site Manager and the Family and Community Partnership Coordinator\ Recruit families to apply for the program ongoing\ Maintain a waitlist of eligible families and maintain contact with families on the waitlist\ Submit required documentation for application approval\ Provide orientation to families upon approval for enrollment\ Perform and assist with additional home visits that affect performance standard compliance (such as talking with\ parents concerning attendance or head lice), parent meetings, and PACT Nights\ Develop Family Partnership Agreements with all families\ o Complete the Family Goal Plan and Family Inventory Chart with parents/guardians and conduct social\ service home visits as needed. Make appropriate referrals and assist families in the development and\ application of goals with monthly follow-up\ o Provide and maintain documentation regarding each familys development through records and tracking\ of each familys goals\ o Support and promote families in becoming self-sufficient\ o Assist families by using community resources appropriately\ o Conduct monthly home visit\ Enter home visits, contacts and family information in to data base .\ Assist parents and health staff with referral and follow through in getting Health, Dental, and Mental Health\ activities completed within the appropriate time frame\ Arrange transportation or seek community resources, as needed, to ensure program requirements are met\ Encourage families and community to volunteer in the program\ Help parents become decision makers in the program, recruit for Policy Council\ Plan and carry out parent training activities\ Play a vital role in assessing community partners\ Assist families in the transition process to the next educational setting\ Complete and submit all required documentation according to set time frame and expectations\ Support team to ensure documentation is completed and submitted according to the time frame\ Enter In kind data and daily attendance into the APRICOT computer program\ Support staff in classroom as assigned, to meet needs for supervision and safety and to ensure quality services are\ provided to children and families\ Utilize Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies to prevent and defuse disruptive behavior\ Comply with Head Start Performance Standards\ Respect and support cultural differences and diverse family structures\ Demonstrate good work habits such as arriving on time and adhering to appropriate break times\ Attend mandatory In-Service trainings and staff meetings\ Attend individualized staff training and planning to advance skills and knowledge\ Responsibility to report any suspected abuse or neglect to appropriate authority\ Advocate for SEK-CAP, Inc. in the community\ Maintain and assure confidentiality and privacy of SEK-CAP, Inc. customers\ Uphold and promote the core values and mission statement of SEK-CAP, Inc.\ Support management decisions both in actions and words\ Other duties as assigned