Family Engagement Advocate
Would you like to make difference in the lives of Orange County’s most vulnerable children?
As a non-profit organization, Orange County Head Start, Inc. (OCHS) serves preschoolers, infants, toddlers, pregnant women and families throughout Orange County, including families on public assistance, children with disabilities, from homeless and foster families, and teen parents. OCHS’s programs and services promote school readiness, early reading, science, mathematics, social skills and physical development. Through the additional support of comprehensive services, including health, nutrition, mental health and family partnership building, parents are empowered as leaders and advocates for their children’s education, families’ success, and betterment of the communities.
Family Engagement Advocates (FEA) have the opportunity to build relationships with participating families while developing Family Partnership Agreements, setting goals, and following-up on progress of goals and referrals. Play a key role in Center Level Case Management to ensure high quality services and intentional follow up are provided to families. Input data into the ChildPlus database in order to analyze child and family needs and results. Ensure that meetings and interactions with families are respectful of each family’s diversity and cultural background. Inform parents of volunteer and leadership opportunities within the Head Start program and their communities as well as offer support and encouragement for increased parent engagement within the program. Network and attend community organizations meetings to learn more about services available in the community and establish partnerships that will enhance OCHS services. Share resource information with other Family Engagement Advocates and OCHS staff. Advocate for and promote Head Start program in the Orange County business community.
Education/Experience/Language: Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field required. Bilingual in English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese, English/Farsi, or English/Korean required.
We offer an hourly wage of $20.64, excellent benefits and the opportunity to serve young children and their families in Orange County.
Final filing date: Friday, October 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Apply now to join our team!
Submit an application, resume and transcripts to:
Orange County Head Start Inc.
2501 S. Pullman Street, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
For further information and additional career opportunities, please visit the careers section on our website at www.ochsinc.org or call our Human Resources Department at 714-241-8920.