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Acelero Learning Family Engagement Advocate in Las Vegas, Nevada

Family Engagement Advocate

Department Family Services

City Las Vegas

State NV

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Employment Duration:

Full time

Program:

Acelero Learning Clark County, NV

Are you an organized, dedicated, and high-achieving professional who is committed to building a better future for children, families, and your community? If so, join us at Acelero Learning , a Head Start organization recognized for excellence and innovation nationwide. Together with Shine Early Learning, we support partner programs across the country to create positive outcomes for the families and children served.

We are seeking an inspired and dedicated Family Engagement Advocate. As a Family Engagement Advocate, you will support and empower families in their role as primary educator and advocate. You will build home school connections that promote children’s school readiness and healthy development, as well as enhance family well-being.

Why Acelero Learning?

  • Average 5 weeks paid time off during 1st year of employment

  • Comprehensive benefits, including 401K matching and 100% vesting program

  • Career growth opportunities

  • Caring, supportive, FUN, working environment

  • Ability to make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve

Family Engagement Advocates contribute to our mission through the following activities and responsibilities:

  • Promote Family Environments that Enhance Children’s Development: Engage families to enhance parent/child interactions that research shows foster school readiness through consistent family routines, positive guidance and discipline, experience rich home environments, and literacy activities.

  • Support Families to Meet Self-Identified Goals: Utilize family self-assessment information to assist families with self-identified goals to enhance self-sufficiency in areas such as education, employment, housing, and access to community resources.

  • Engage Families To Support One Another: Conduct group and center-based workshops and activities designed to build social capital and create a welcoming program community committed to family engagement in children’s learning and development.

  • Program Collaboration: Work side by side with health, education and other members of the family engagement team to support families to be fully engaged in all aspects of our program

  • Record Keeping and Reporting: Maintain accurate electronic and hard copy records and case notes to support positive child and family outcomes.

Qualifications:

  • AA or BA Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or a related field preferred, OR AA or BA in another field with a commitment to complete Family Services/Certificate/Credential within 18 months of hire. We will also consider candidates with a High School Diploma with 3 years experience working in the community with families and a completed Family Development Certificate or Credential

  • A passion for achieving positive child and family outcomes through high quality family engagement

  • Experience, training, and skill assisting the parents of young children to advocate for their families

  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with families and children

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing

  • Experience working in low income, diverse communities preferred

  • Bilingual Spanish-English preferred

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation with state-mandated minimum insurance coverage(s) on your vehicle

  • Pass physical examination, background check, and fingerprinting screen

  • Computer literacy in email, word processing and internet navigation

The mission of Acelero Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy workplace.

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