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Department: Early Head Start
Location: Addison, IL

COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” is seeking an EARLY HEAD START FAMILY ADVOCATE SPECIALIST. This is a full time, exempt position, reporting directly to the Early Head Start Education Manager.

Overall Purpose: Plan, organize and implement the Family and Community Partnership service area.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Recruit and enroll families/children
  • Develop and implement individualized Family Partnership agreements with parents
  • Ensure eligibility, recruitment, selection, attendance and family and community engagement criteria are met
  • Coordinate with the Economic Empowerment program to provide training for Families
  • Provide ongoing coaching sessions with families to set individual goals and offer resources
  • Meet requirements of the Head Start performance standards
  • Work closely with CCAP team to ensure continued eligibility and proper submission of documents for families

 Key Qualifications: 

  • Credentialed or certified in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field; AA or BS degree in social work preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English
  • Ability to pass a health examination and a criminal background check
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously as needed 
  • Ability to travel locally and to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from various education, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds   
  • Thrives in an environment in which collaboration, partnership, and empowerment are the key cultural elements 


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