Family Service Advocates, Head Start Centers

North Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Carpinteria & Santa Maria
Full Time

Do you enjoy working with families? Join our CommUnify team and help our Head Start Parents reach their goals! Positiond available in Carpinteria and Santa Maria areas.

Our Family Service Advocates are responsible for recruitment of children, parent orientations, Home Visits, referral of parents to community resources and local social services agencies. Creates and keeps all sections of child/family files and referral records up to date.  Partners with families in a strength bases approach. Monitors the changes in each family’s need, and their qualification, for services. Networks with other agencies to maintain updated resources and information for the families.

REQUIRES: Level I:  Equivalent to graduation from high school; and one year of experience as a volunteer or paid employee providing direct services to low income children and families of diverse cultural backgrounds. Level II:  Equivalent to graduation from high school; and three years experience in client casework and/or client eligibility work in a social services setting or related field OR Twenty-four units of college-level course work in Child Development/Social Work or related field, plus one year work experience in client casework and/or client eligibility work in a social services setting. Strong computer knowledge. Valid California Driver’s License. Must have reliable transportation with an acceptable driving record as determined by agency. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

Position is full-time with a full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision; Retirement Plan with employer match; Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, and up to 2 personal leave days per year.

Wage: Starting between $16.00 – $17.00 per hour with final pay being discussed and agreed upon after an offer has been extended.

Please note: CommUnify has a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

CommUnify, AA/EOE

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