Job Posting OPEN
HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM OF CORTLAND COUNTY
…a service of the Cortland County
Community Action Program, Inc.
Start & Early Head Start (2 positions being recruited)
Reports to: Family
Full-time, Non-Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week
- Head Start Family Advocate--44 weeks per year with benefits*
- Early Head Start Family Advocate—52 weeks per year with
*Anticipated Position Start Date—2021 for both
*The CAPCO Head Start/Early Head Start Program is
recruiting for two (2) Family Advocate positions. One will be for the Head Start side of the
Program (44 weeks), and the other will be for the Early Head Start side of the
Program (full year, 52-weeks).
*PLEASE NOTE: Although the Head Start 44-week Family
Advocate is a 44-week position that typically has summers off, this position
will begin on June 2021 for the 2021-2022 Program Year for training
purposes. Applicants should not expect the summer off for 2021 if applying for
the Head Start Family Advocate position.
Responsible for implementing the core family partnership, parent involvement,
and community partnership functions for the center –based option of a Head
Start/Early Head Start program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Recruits and complete intake process for participants in the program.
Uses a family development model to support and assist a caseload of
families as they identify and meet goals they establish in the Family
Monitor absenteeism and provide necessary follow-up/ family support
plan and documenting steps taken and progress
Conduct home visits with each family as needed.
Work with families on an
individualized basis throughout the year to identify family goals, strengths,
and necessary services and supports, and to track progress in achieving family
Ensure parents are involved in the development of the program services
for children, including home visits; parent conferences; the delivery of health
care services to children; the development of the curriculum; planning,
implementing and evaluating services for children with special needs.
Coordinate or refer families to opportunities through formal or
informal networking in the community.
Take an active
role in community planning and advocacy to improve the delivery of services to
children and families.
Implement, and oversee monthly Parent Committee meetings (PAG’S).
Maintain planning and communications systems which assure that
information is processed in a timely manner to parties needing that
Prepare and disseminate required reports to supervisor.
Work closely with the Family Engagement Coordinator to follow the
reflective supervision model.
Communicate regularly with the Family Engagement Coordinator and other
Head Start support staff.
Maintain on-going contact with teaching staff in order to integrate
family partnership goals with classroom efforts, ensure integrated child and
family curriculum and gain information regarding child performance in the
Maintains and updates child’s file and ensures that all documentation
is current. Record, monitor and follow-up on referrals for support services for
Participates in intensive staff pre-service, in-service, and
Fulfill role as mandated reporter as stated in Child Abuse and Neglect
Associate's degree (A. A.)
in Human Services, Family Development Credential or related field or equivalent; plus minimum of
two years’ experience in Human Services; or equivalent combination of education
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Acceptable NYS Driver's License.
Clearance through the NYS Maltreatment Registry. Annual Physical
Examination, TB Test and Fingerprinting for criminal background
CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not
discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally
recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service
member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and
physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for
qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and
New York Human Rights Act.
Deadline: Interested candidates should apply using the application link or forward
a resume and letter of interest no later than Thursday, May 13, 2021 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045.