Family Advocate - Aberdeen East

Maryland Rural Development Corporation Aberdeen , MD 21001

Posted 1 week ago

MRDC HeadStart program is seeking an enthusiastic and goal oriented Family Development Specialist to recruit children from the demographic area for centers assigned. Work closely with staff concerning child and family welfare. Establish relationships with community agencies the needs of Head Start (HS) families. Come be a part of MRDC HeadStart program striving to provide support to local communities.

Requirements

  • Preferred B.S. degree in Sociology or Social Work or related fields
  • Minimum two (2) years of college level work with a major in sociology or psychology or a minimum of two (2) years experience in the field of community organization and social work.
  • Current or ability to obtain first aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and collaborate with various professional and community groups throughout the assigned county
  • Ability to organize and delegate in an efficient manner and work with minimal supervision
  • Must have own transportation, a Valid Drivers License and be willing/able to travel
  • Must obtain and pass a physical, TB test, and criminal background check
  • Must be knowledgeable in Maryland Child Abuse laws and act accordingly
  • Must have computer skills and ability to work with Word, Excel and other database software
  • Knowledge of health, education, and social service resources in appropriate county
  • Must be able to communicate with families in a positive and understanding fashion
  • Must be able to understand and demonstrate interest in the needs of Head Start Children & Families

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
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