Bilingual Child & Family Advocate

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Apr 26, 2021
Closes
May 26, 2021
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time

POSITION TITLE:  Bilingual Child & Family Advocate 

Supervised by:  Director of Programs 

About the Position 
The Child & Family Advocate position provides case management support, and coaching based upon recommendations from Agape team members. The Child & Family Advocate will act as a community organizer and serve as a referral source for families, provide intensive case management as well as develop and implement intervention strategies for students and families. The Child & Family Advocate is required to operate consistently within the program standards, mission, and guidelines as outlined by the Agape Youth and Family Center’s Policy Manual.  

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Build rapport with students and their families,  as well as schools and other social service providers 
  • Provide direct support, coaching, mentoring and intervention to increase youth self-sufficiency and goal attainment 
  • Complete documentation including, but not limited to: care and services plans, needs assessments, progress notes and protocols for crisis-oriented measures. 
  • Research and advocate for appropriate public assistance resources for families 
  • Provide crisis intervention and conduct home visits, as needed 
  • Facilitate evidence-informed training such as Darkness to Light, Parenting Classes, Cultural Sensitivity and others deemed necessary to better protect Agape children and families. 
  • Ensure that all case files, and other records, strictly comply with policies, regulations, and procedures 
  • Supervise and provide guidelines for social work interns as needed 
  • Actively participate in all Agape programs (including day program for senior citizens) and in ongoing training as needed in order to meet all certification standards and credentialing policies 
  • Conduct small groups as it relates to social and emotional learning 
  • Operates with working knowledge of policies and laws that affect immigrant children and families. 
  • Serve as Agape representative in the community in an effort to bridge the gap between our families and community resources offered by Atlanta. 
  • Serve as point of contact for community outreach such as ESL, Abriendo Puertas, GLCCC (GA Latino Complete Count Committee-Census), Extreme Bedroom Makeover, PRUMC Day of Service, Great Backpack Giveaway, etc. 
  • Create and maintain Agape Parent Association (APA)  
  • Be the main point of contact for civic engagement and advocacy, bring service-learning projects and opportunities for our students. 

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Graduate degree from an accredited school of social work preferred. LMSW required, however LCSW preferred. 
  • Experience working with underserved students and administering assessments in a social services capacity preferred. 
  • Clinical interviewing skills, strong crisis intervention and leadership skills, flexibility, organizational abilities and ability to be patient and calm in stressful situations. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be sensitive to the challenges of underserved families, and have the ability and desire to work with people of different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • A self-motivated team player with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to deal with a variety of personalities in a positive manner. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish 

Interested candidates must submit a brief cover letter, resume and three references by email to cchapman@agapeatlanta.org. No phone calls please.  

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