Help us ensure the children living at Sand Point have the resources and support they need to succeed.
The Sand Point Children’s Advocate will work on-site with previously homeless families living in permanent housing at Sand Point, providing open-ended, culturally competent, individually tailored service coordination for children, youth and families; providing support with resources, advocacy based counseling and other services. The Children’s Advocate is responsible for developing and implementing services and activities that respond to the unique needs of formerly homeless children, youth and families residing at Sand Point. In addition, the Children’s Advocate will function as part of a team of service providers that will develop on-site and community-based programming in evening and weekend schedules needed to respond to identified barriers preventing family transition to self-sufficiency, with an emphasis on children’s services.
Essential Responsibilities, Duties & Tasks
75% Provide crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and other support services with children and youth residents. Participate in case conferencing, school and general provider meetings as requested to help determine service needs. Help develop and implement effective services for children, youth and families that address the impact of homelessness, domestic violence, racism and poverty, child abuse and substance abuse prevention, child development, positive parenting and self-esteem enhancement. Maintain complete and confidential case records and documentation.
20% Help develop, coordinate and/or lead support groups, childcare and special events for children, youth and families. Develop and coordinate on-site and off-site recreational activities, and help facilitate access to community resources. Assist with volunteer orientations and coordination.
Coordinate special programs such as December holiday giving, including determining family needs and wants, recruiting community donors, coordinating receipt, distribution and donor recognition.
Coordinate outside daycare needs and infant/toddler supplies and donations for all residents including assistance with childcare/early learning program application and enrollment. Maintain updated resource lists and program database.
5% Participate in program, department, Solid Ground agency and Sand Point meetings and relevant trainings as required. Participate in the Solid Ground Anti-Racism Initiative as part of client services and professional development. Attend other community provider meetings that provide assistance and advocacy to homeless families as appropriate to network, and increase knowledge of local resources.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.Full Job Description