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Parent Educator - Advocate

Company: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Job Description:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is committed to eliminating the causes of poverty by empowering low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through a wide array of community-based collaborations and programs. Employee Benefits Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Plan, and Life/AD&D Insurances CAPSLO offers benefits through a group medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, life and AD&D insurance program. CAPSLO pays half (50%) of the premiums to cover eligible part-time employees. Eligible employees may elect, at their own cost, to have medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for their dependents. Holidays (based on hours) Twelve paid holidays during the course of the each calendar year, in addition to one Personal Holiday. Vacation/Sick Leave (based on hours) Paid Sick time is accrued at or above state minimums, based on hours. Additional Benefits CAPSLO offers additional benefits including employee assistance program (EAP), reduced rates for pet insurance, reduced rates for cellular phone service, reduced rates for car rentals, and additional time off for positions classified as exempt, and workers' compensation insurance. Position Summary: Works as a community partner responder on cases referred by Child Welfare Services (CWS), and Department of Social Services (DSS) Employment Resource Specialists. Conducts home visits and works with families to assess and develop a case plan to provide services to aid families in strengthening and maintaining a safe, stable, healthy environment for their child and gain self sufficiency and parenting skills. Works closely with CWS and DSS to maintain open communication to ensure best practices are being used to ensure client's progress. Conducts assessments with families to determine their strengths and needs, and assists with the development of basic case plans. Maintains required program documentation, and records and monitors families progress on following through with resources and services. Supports CAPSLO's mission by providing direct services to parents and families to achieve self sufficiency. Responsibilities and Duties: 1. Uses positive interview and engagement skills to encourage clients to accept program's services. 2. Schedules in-home visits with families, completes intake paperwork, assesses their needs and works with them to determine how best to provide the services needed. 3. If requested, provides up to 8 parenting sessions to families using strength and evidence based program curriculum and targets areas identified as concerns by parents and/or social workers. 4. Contacts community resources, vendors or agencies, to get estimates and invoices for purchases of tangible items and/or services for families. Provides the Program Manager with an itemized detailed Request Form for approval prior to purchase. 5. Arranges and coordinates deliveries of services and goods between vendors and families. Follows up to ensure all purchases and services were carried out and maintains receipts and purchase orders for Program Manager. 6. Maintains case files and completes ongoing case documentation to monitor progress of each individual case. Provides Program Manager and Administrative Assistant with documentation to meet programs required timelines. 7. Encourages and assists families in advocating to community and services providers on behalf of their children and themselves to help meet their needs. 8. Responsible for completing accurate weekly activity schedule of all current client visits, timelines for documentation due, and other activities required by the Program Manager. 9. Attends trainings, workshops and other meetings, as requested by the Program Manager, to develop and increase case management skills and maintain knowledge of available community resources and services. 10. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Educational and Experience Requirements: Parent/Educator Advocate I BA/BS in Child Development, Human Services, Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, or related field and one year experience in a social services setting OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Parent/Educator Advocate II BA/BS in Child Development, Human Services, Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, or related field and two years experience in a social services setting OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Parent/Educator Advocate III Masters Degree in Child Development, Human Services, Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, or related field and three years experience in a social services setting OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Other Requirements: 1. Must be able to read and write with good communication and comprehension skills. 2. Must have computer skills, including work processing and database. 3. Must complete a TB skin test or chest x-ray prior to beginning employment. 4. Must have a valid California Driver's License, and a reliable vehicle available for business use (mileage reimbursed) and acceptable driving record. Will require frequent travel within the County area with occasional travel to Central Headquarters in San Luis Obispo. A DMV printout and proof of insurance is required. 5. Must be able to work cooperatively with staff, community agencies and persons in the social services field. 6. Must be willing to work evenings and/or weekends, as needed. 7. Must follow all mandated child abuse reporting requirements. 8. Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and background requirements: criminal history check, education verification, acknowledgement of child abuse reporting responsibility, criminal record statement, etc. Employment is contingent upon receiving a clearance from appropriate authorities. 9. Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of one's duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices; and act in such a manner as to assure at all times maximum safety to one's self, fellow employees and children. 10. Must be able to relate well to all people of the community regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic level. 11. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures of the agency. Physical and Environmental Requirements: Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting and bending. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Simple grasping and hand manipulation required, as well as reaching above and below shoulder level. Must be able to withstand exposure to noise in a day care environment. Must be able to drive to meet families, providers and children. Reasonable Accommodations: I have read and understood the Essential Functions of this position, including the Responsibilities and Duties. I also acknowledge that the Responsibilities and Duties for this position may change in the future with or without prior notice. I further understand that I can request a reasonable accommodation, should one be necessary for me to carry out the Essential Functions of this position. I can perform these with or without reasonable accommodation. For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the RecruitingDepartment at 805-544-4355. EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused OrganizationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability. CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core Values Other details Pay Type Hourly Employment Indicator Limited Term Part Time Min Hiring Rate $13.92 Max Hiring Rate $19.42 PandoLogic. Keywords: Parent Coach, Location: San Luis Obispo, CA - 93409

Keywords: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo , Parent Educator - Advocate, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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