Family Advocate

Come join a dynamic, well-established non-profit built in the heart of San Francisco and now expanding in order to reach all regions! 

WHO WE ARE:

Wu Yee delivers comprehensive services throughout the City of San Francisco. We serve over 4,000 children, families and child care providers each year.

We provide Early Head Start, Head Start, and State Preschool programs, Child Care Resources and Referrals, Child Care Subsidies and the Family Child Care Quality Network (FCCQN). The phrase “wu yee” means “protector of children” in Cantonese, and truly, children are at the heart of everything we do. If you’d like to learn more about who we are, please visit wuyee.org

 POSITION SUMMARY:

The Family Advocate (FA) promotes family wellness and parent involvement in the program while acting as a liaison between classroom and home settings in the areas of health and family services.  The FA learns and follows Early Head Start/Head Start Program Performance Standards, California Department of Education requirements, and all Wu Yee Children’s Services Child Development policies and procedures.  Maintains and manages a caseload of 35-45 families throughout a program year.  The FA assists the Center Manager and ERSEA in identifying and recruiting eligible families, including the recruitment of children with disabilities. S/he assists families with documents and in planning for transition of child into, within, and out of the program options.  The FA also works in collaboration with families, center manager and staff, content managers and community agencies to help identify and meet all needs of assigned children and families, including special needs children.  Collaborates to plan and implement all required screenings and evaluations of children; complete all documentation and follow-up services as required by Wu Yee; and outlines clearly to parents the results of all screenings and evaluations and the need for additional follow-up services

 

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Bilingual in English/ Spanish required 
  • Preffred two years of experience working with children and family services
  • Demonstrated competence in supporting families and identifying cultural needs
  • Skill in dealing with sensitive family situations in a non-threatening and professional manner
  • Demonstrated effective approach to collaboration with internal and external partners
  • Knowledge of early childhood education and intervention
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, including knowledge of working with databases

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Social Work, Psychology or related field

 HOW TO APPLY:

·         Please submit a cover letter, your resume and a copy of your transcript, to humanresources@wuyee.org.