FAMILY ADVOCATE/HOME VISITOR Reports to Department Hours Travel Salary Range Employee Status Union Supervises Benefits Program Summary Social Services Coordinator Children and Family Services Monday-Friday, 7:30 to 4:30, 8:00 to 5:00, or 8:30 to 5:30 with occasional evening and/or weekend hours for family activities Local travel including home visits, fieldtrips and training opportunities Depending on Experience and Education Non-exempt SEIU 1021 None Medical and Dental benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment, two weeks’ vacation each year for the first five years, voluntary 403(b) retirement with matching, additional benefits. The Unity Council is a non-profit community development corporation committed to enriching the quality of life of families primarily in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Its primary focus has been to create a healthier and safer community for families and residents by implementing and safer managing integrated programs addressing the economic, social, and physical development. Through collaborations with Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland and the Alameda County Office Education the Unity Council is pleased to announce position openings in two innovative programs. The home based visitor position serving medically fragile infants provides early care and education or social workers experienced with children birth to three the opportunity to work directly with early interventionists and counselors to develop skills necessary to serve a vulnerable population. The early interventionists, nurses, and counselors will model the skills necessary to meet individual children’s needs and provide monthly supervision meetings. Agency Summary The Unity Council is a non-profit community development corporation committed to helping families and individuals build wealth and assets through comprehensive programs of sustainable economic, social and neighborhood development in Oakland and the East Bay. The Unity Council and its affiliates employ more than 250 culturally and ethnically diverse people in a variety of program lines, ranging from early childhood education to jobs placement to low-income senior housing. Responsibilities The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: • Provide comprehensive services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers and families through home visits, socializations, child screens, referrals and child/family goal setting • Assist pregnant women to access prenatal care, learn about fetal development and growth, prepare for delivery and obtain postpartum care • Assist parents in planning and implementing activities that promote bonding, attachment and sustained positive parenting • Responsible for assembling child files in accordance with agency policies • Assist with recruitment and enrollment of children and families for the EHS Program. Qualifications • BA in Sociology, Social Welfare or related field preferred; • Minimum of one year experience working with low-income children and families; • Bilingual Spanish/English required; • Ability to lift children, up to 40lbs, and get up and down from the floor without injury. • Awareness of safe lifting techniques for lifting children, supplies and furnishings and commitment to using preventive health measures in the classroom to prevent the spread of disease. • Caring, compassionate approach to working with children and families; • Ability to teach others the importance of play based curriculum; • Ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural team; • Valid California Driver’s license, good driving record (DMV check will be conducted); access to a car to use at work daily, and proof of automobile insurance; Pre-employment Requirements Physical exam, TB test, background/fingerprint clearance Application Process Mail, email, or fax cover letter, resume, and copy of unofficial transcripts Attention: Human Resources Department 1900 Fruitvale Avenue, Suite 2A Oakland, CA 94601 Fax 510-535-6923 E-mail: [email protected] Interview Process Because of the volume of anticipated responses, only those applicants who meet the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview. The Unity Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.