Family Engagement Specialist
YMCA of Greater St Petersburg
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Post Date: Nov 14, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 38,000 - 42,000
Location: US - Florida
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The Family Engagement Specialist is responsible for building relationships and integrating parent and family engagement strategies into program services in order to support family well-being and promote children's learning and development. Collaborative, positive, strengths-based, and goal-oriented relationships between early childhood professionals, families, and children must be maintained. Creates and sustains ongoing partnerships with social service agencies that support family well-being.
Primary Responsibilities:
•        Meets with families to evaluate social service needs to help create family goals of stability, education and interaction.
•        Engages families in a large number of activities and events as well as support families in finding resources that meet a variety of their social service needs.
•        Connects families with vital programs and services, such as the Department of Human Services, Adult Basic Education, Pinellas County Economic Development Commission, and agencies as appropriate
•        Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with prospective families and community partners.
•        Coordinates with center staff to integrate family partnership goals with classroom efforts and to ensure integrated child and family curriculum.
•        Participates in team management functions of planning, implementing and evaluating family and community engagement goals and objectives.
•        Recruits prospective families and assists with enrollment process.
•        Works cooperatively with local agencies to assist families to linkup with services in the local community.
•        Provides health, safety and family literacy activities to parents, as appropriate.
•        Develops a working knowledge of community resources, and visits, at least bi-annually, with major agencies for service delivery and community resource guide updates.
•        Provides backup classroom coverage for preschool.

•        Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related human services field.
•        Minimum one year of experience working with children and families in a social services environment. Preschool experience strongly preferred.
•        Knowledge of social services and health services available in the Pinellas County area.

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State/Province: Florida