Family Development Services
 
 

Title

Bilingual Family Advocate

Location

School 75

Responsibilities Include

  • Interview family and assess strengths and needs, and develop a family centered partnership plan agreement with the family, identifying and establishing goals.
  • Monitor goal accomplishments of families throughout their participation in the program.  Assist families to meet milestones/objectives that lead to goals accomplishment.
  • Advocate on behalf of enrolled families by identifying, making referrals to, procuring and/or coordinating community resources and services available to families, considering eligibility criteria.  Follow-up on referrals.
  • Maintain organized case files, enter information into HSFIS and/or other designated computer databases, as needed.
  • Document each family contact, and all internal services provided to families, as well as all external referrals for service.
  • Develop and implement a plan to improve attendance on children with repeat absences.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of parent training and activities.
  • Assist in completion of all internal reports and coordination of referrals for child abuse.
  • Complete and submit all weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as directed.
  • Conduct a minimum of two home visits per family each school year, and as needed.

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field required
  • One to two years Social Work experience preferred
  • Home visiting experience preferred
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills; bilingual preferred.

Apply Now

Or, forward your resume to jobs@fds.org or fax to 317.803.9486. Please reference the position of interest in the email or fax. Family Development Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.