Early Education and Care, Inc., a non-profit agency, is seeking a Family Advocate to work collaboratively with our Head Start program (ages 3-5 years) and families to identify the family’s goals, strengths, and secure necessary services in a social services capacity.

Applicant will assist families in completing original enrollment applications for their child, schedule and/or document appointments for medical, dental, and disability screenings, evaluations, and complete follow-ups as needed. Monitor classroom absences, attend and assist with parent committee meetings within their assigned caseload; encourage family participation. Conduct initial home visits or center visit or alternate location as desired by family.

Candidates must be able to travel and work positively with children and families of diverse backgrounds. Valid drivers license is required for travel. Attend workshops, trainings, conferences and meetings as necessary to perform successfully in the job duties. Assume any and all other duties as necessary for the successful implementation of the program. Ability to maintain client confidentiality.

Bachelors degree in human or social services field required. Three years of successful experience in a social work capacity in providing services to children and families. Bi-Lingual a plus!

Must pass criminal background check and urinalysis drug screen.

A pre-employment physical and tb tine screening is required.

Early Education and Care, Inc. offers an attractive benefits package (Health, Dental and Life insurance, PTO, Vacation pay, etc. )

Salary ranges from $11.90-$12.95/hour depending on education credential.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at Early Education and Care, Inc. 450 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401 or fax resume to: (850) 769-1066. EOE M/F/V/D Drug Free

We will continue to accept applications until position is filled.