Family Advocate Position Available



Family Advocate

Knox County Head Start

Full-Time

 

For over 50 years, Head Start programs have lived the belief that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. We have put this belief into practice by implementing a “two-generation approach”. Our teachers work directly with children to support their healthy development and our family advocates work directly with parents to support them in being the best parent they can be. This work is done through deep respectful partnership to allow parents to learn, grow, and set and achieve goals for themselves, their child, and their family.

The family advocate role is a uniquely rewarding one in that you get to see the results of that partnership in real time as parents accomplish their goals, big and small.

A successful family advocate has a deep commitment to a life of service and values and respects children and parents from all backgrounds. Training or education in a social service field would well prepare one for this type of work. We provide extensive training and professional development.

KCHS is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate in the hiring of employees or enrollment of children.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All KCHS employees are required to show evidence of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees must wear masks when in the presence of children and families.

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: One location