Annie Malone Children & Family Services
  • 21-Sep-2017 to 20-Nov-2017 (CST)
  • Parenting
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Varies based on experience
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Dental, Vision, STD, Supplemental


Job Summary

Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center strives to the be the premier organization that provides a diverse array of social services that advance the quality of life for children and families.  The Parent Advocate will provide a successful, safe, and supervised educational setting for parents and their children. Maintains on-going contact with families and works with all other components (children's division, courts, health, nutrition, family services, mental health, special services, parent education and resource/referral) to integrate services into the family setting. 

Gender: Any

Shift: M - F, weekends vary.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meet the needs of all children; including those who are at risk, those with special needs, those who are gifted, and those who are culturally diverse.
  • Promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
  • Individualize one-to-one and group activities to reflect the unique needs and strengths of all children in the classroom.
  • Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making.
  • Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement.
  • Work with appropriate agencies in developing specialized planning for children/families as needed.
  • Respond to crisis or emergency situations that may occur.
  • Maintain accurate written/electronic records; including pre/post assessments, special education documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, and other required forms.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
  • Meet regularly with parents, and other staff regarding each child's status and progress.
  • Conduct regular home visits for purposes of assessment and support, and to share information on parenting, educational strategies, and classroom progress.
  • Plan and conduct regular parent meetings with team members.
  • Assess individual and family needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
  • With parental involvement, develop balanced daily plans, which are developmentally appropriate, and address each child's specific strengths and needs.
  • Works towards timely reunification of parent and child.
  • Establish daily and weekly goals, which will promote individual and group educational plans.
  • Monitor clients on weekends in respite facility.
  • Prepare classroom materials and supplies to support daily plans; change materials in learning centers as needed.
  • Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for families as identified in their individualized education plans.
  • All other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate's degree or 60+ hours of college credit in the human/social services field, Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience working with youth and families. Knowledge of community resources and child welfare services.
  • Knowledge of community resources and referral experience assisting families in need of services is highly desirable
  • Must have flexible schedule to accommodate family needs, may include some evening or weekend hours.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, internet and e-mail.
  • Must have a valid Missouri Driver's License and proof of insurance and must provide own vehicle for home visits.
  • Must possess a Class E Driver's License upon hire or obtain within 30 days of employement.
  • Experience in parenting, working with parents/ children, and establishing a stable household is preferred.
  • Dealing with sensitive topics in a professional manner and being able to help families navigate successfully through stressful moments.
  • Knowledge of state child protective systems to include but not necessarily limited to Department of Social Services Children's Division, Family, and Juvenile Court. 

No phone calls please.

Only complete applications will be considered for employment.  Applications can be completed at www.anniemalone.com

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