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Family Advocate

Grand St Settlement Inc.
Brooklyn, NY 11236
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TITLE: Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Family Advocate

DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood Services

REPORTS TO: Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Family Services Coordinator

SALARY RANGE: $38,500 - $45,000 (annually); salary commensurate with professional experience. We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K plan, employee referral bonus and 24 vacation days per year, personal and sick days.

DATE: March 2022


Responsible for carrying out the Parent, Family, & Community Engagement (PFCE) components of the program in connection with partners School Readiness Goals (SRG), and areas of Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) to ensure high quality service delivery in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations. Required to spend 80% field work 20% planning/record keeping/training.


  • Associates Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or related field, or
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or a related field Masters Degree, a plus.
  • Experience working with families of children from birth to 36 months
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources & how to access services for children and families
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team & independently in the field
  • Candidate should have case management experience
  • Meet all employee health requirements in Head Start Performance Standards (revised 2016)/Head Start Act 2007
  • Bilingual required (fluent in English/Spanish).
  • If hired, Grand Street requires all potential employees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.


  • Collaborate with partner staff & GSS manager/leadership team to provide ongoing comprehensive services to enrolled children & families in alignment with Head Start Performance Standards/Head Start Act 2007
  • Implement Trauma Informed services and integrate practices when working with families.
  • Case Management & support for (36-39) families program center based & family child care partners; data entry management & reporting, planning & follow up for delivery of services including appropriate & timely referrals for mental health, crisis intervention, health/nutrition, employment, & education/literacy
  • Work closely with families to build trusting relationships; to develop & progress towards meeting goals; motivate & inspire families to participate & be involved in their childs education; and demonstrate the ability to measure individual & overall impact
  • Participate in home visits for all assigned children & families as needed
  • Develop & maintain working relationships with community agencies & act as a liaison to support families in alignment with FPA, PFCE, & SRG
  • Support Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, & Attendance (ERSEA) efforts of partners for eligible participants to ensure full enrollment of EHS-CC Partnership slots and help with recruitment of families.
  • Assist in the planning & facilitation of parent involvement activities & events
  • Maintain data system Child Outcome Planning and Administration (COPA) & written records for children & families to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards/Head Start Act 2007
  • Maintain file systems at partner sites for all enrolled children & confidentiality of all clients
  • Maintain constant contact with caregivers in order to integrate FPA goals with classroom efforts/SRG & ensure integrated child & family services
  • Understand & follow all federal, state, & local requirements
  • Participate in all required trainings and meetings to enhance skills & knowledge
  • Participate in annual self-assessment, community assessment, & ongoing monitoring
  • Other duties as assigned



Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the position you are applying for. We also ask that you provide us with three (3) professional references that we can contact (at least one (1) reference should be from a former supervisor). Please click or use the link below in a search bar and apply online through our career center.


No phone calls, please!

If selected for this position, applicant must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance (fees may apply); ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.



Posted: 2022-04-19 Expires: 2022-05-20

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