Head Start Family Advocate - 1354

Kansas City Public Schools Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 1 week ago

Kansas City, MO School District

Head Start Family Advocate

  • 1354 (Head Start Family Advocate

Job Details

Posting ID Head Start Family Advocate

  • 1354

Job Description

Job Title: Head Start Family Advocate

Job Title Code: 1354

Salary Grade: FA (Starting rate - $18.19)

Department: Early Learning Head Start

Reports to: Head Start Family and Community Partnerships Coordinator

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Date Prepared: June 2017

PURPOSE OF JOB: Understand and support the implementation of the Kansas City Public Schools policies and

Head Start Performance Standards related to early childhood development, health/mental health/ERSEA services and

family and community partnerships.

1.Assess family and child needs for the purpose of establishing an action plan to remove barriers to child's

success in school
2.Develop partnership agreements with families to gain skills to improve their quality of life
3.Orients prospective participants for the purpose of establishing familiarity with program, services, and

required processes.
4.Follow up with families to determine if the quality and timeliness of services they received met the needs

identified. Ensure acquisition of a medical and dental home
5.Organize files and create reports by entering data into Child Plus then generating reports on assigned

caseloads in order to monitor outcomes and determine if Head Start Performance Standards are being met
6.Visit families and students in their homes as needed to support family access to community resources and

family outcomes
7.Support and encourage parent involvement in the classroom, parent committee and policy committee

meetings and parent training events
8.Participate in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or

gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines
9.Reports suspected incidents to appropriate parties (e.g. physical, sexual and/or substance abuse,

contagious diseases, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining student's personal health and safety and adhering

to district policies
10. Recruit and enroll age and income eligible children throughout the school year maintaining a 10% waitlist
11. Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's Degree or certificate in social work, human services, family services and counseling

  • Data entry skills and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of adult learning styles with strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrates initiative with problem solving skills to complete tasks and assume responsibility without


  • Must be able to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines

  • Must be able to work cooperatively with families and remain calm during crisis situations and provide

resources to assist them

  • Must be able to communicate well with parents and other professionals

  • Must be able to maintain professional boundaries with families at all times

  • Must be able to maintain punctuality and not have frequent absences


  • Bilingual skills depending on the population being served
  • (English/Spanish/Somali, Vietnamese, etc.)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an

employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to

enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and

fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds. Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch

or crawl. Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to

adjust focus.


Length of work year: 10.5 Months (7.5 hours per day/5 days per week)

Benefits: Health and Dental Insurance are provided.

KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan mandatory 9% contribution is required from employee and matched by KCPS;

Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.

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