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Family Engagement Advocate (Bilingual Spanish Required)

Acelero Learning
paid time off, 401(k)
United States, New Jersey, South Amboy
May 31, 2024

Are you a socially conscious, dedicated individual who is committed to building a better future for children, families, and their communities? If so, join us as we support early childhood education programs across the country to create positive outcomes for the children and families served.

Job Description:

  • Working as a Family Engagement Advocate at Acelero Learning Learning gives you the opportunity to give back to your local community by engaging and supporting the families and children in our program.

  • You will work as a team member whose primary role is to engage families to partner with us to promote children's healthy development and school readiness.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage families as partners in their children's healthy development and school readiness

  • Engage in a process of collaborative partnership building with families of children receiving (Early) Head Start services

  • Foster a sense of community and sense of belonging among families in order to strengthen social capital

  • Build relationships that will enhance communication and collaboration among internal and external stakeholders

  • Effectively manage workload and ensure accurate record-keeping and documentation

  • Participates in assigned meetings, events, and training as required, with occasional travel locally or long-distance, up to 10% of the time, for work-related meetings and functions.

Job Requirements:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is a must.

  • An Associate's Degree in Social Work, Family and Child Development, or a related field is required; a Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

  • Passion for promoting positive child and family outcomes through high-quality family engagement.

  • Proficient in supporting parents of young children in advocating for their families and cultivating positive relationships with both families and children, utilizing experience, training, and skill.

  • Proficient ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, both verbally and in writing.

  • Proficient in Google Suite, spreadsheets, data management, email, word processing, and internet navigation.

Additional Information:

  • This full-time position (33.75 hrs./week) has benefits and earns $22.51/hr.

  • Work Location: This position requires to work at Perth Amboy Center (132 Second Street) and South Amboy Center (310 Augusta Street)

Pre Hire Requirements:

  • Two Valid IDs, Two Reference Letters, Physical exams and TB Tests, Fingerprint Screening (CHRI), and Background Checks (CARI) are required for this position.

  • Must have a Valid Driver's License and reliable transportation

  • Please note: All new hires must attend the four days (Tuesday - Friday) of mandatory New Employee Orientation Training at South Amboy Center - 310 Augusta Street, South Amboy, NJ 08879

Why Acelero Learning or Shine Early Learning?
- Ability to make an impact in the lives of the children, families, and partners we serve
- Career growth and professional development opportunities
- Supportive working environment
- Average of 5 weeks of paid time off during 1st year of employment
- Comprehensive benefits, including 401K matching and 100% vesting program

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy work place.

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