Children's Home Society of WA EHS Family Advocate in Kent, Washington
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides a range of family support and advocacy services to a diverse CHSW consumer population. Provides an assessment of individual consumer needs. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, contributes to the implementation of goal-oriented family plans. Has access to protected healthcare information (PHI) or confidential identifiable information (CII), both paper and electronic, as necessary, to perform related job duties and responsibilities . DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Completes the initial consumer assessment and the development of the Family Partnership Agreement within 90 days of enrollment; documents progress, completes re-assessment and revises FPA every six months. This process is conducted in collaboration with the families and includes identification of families’ strengths and needs and development of goals to meet those needs. Maintains consumer files that meet Head Start Performance Standards/ECEAP and NAEYC Standards and ensures confidentiality of all records kept. Works with Supervisor to design recruiting plans and actively participates in the recruitment of children and families. As appropriate, determines the eligibility based on federal guidelines. Encourages and supports families in working toward the FPA goals and activities. Provides appropriate resources and referrals, emergency assistance, and crisis intervention; assists in accessing health and dental care, mental health referrals, and access to other needed community resources. Advocates for low-income families and trains families in advocacy skills. Actively researchers and networks with community agencies and service providers who can meet the needs of parents; provides parents with resource information and contacts. Connects families with appropriate transition placement – Head Start, pre-schools, centers, or home schooling programs; increases parent knowledge of the parent engagement opportunities during transition. Promotes family literacy.