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Family Advocate/Parent Educator

Family Advocate/Parent Educator


La Plata Family Centers Coalition is hiring a Full-time Family Advocate/Parent Educator, preferably Bilingual Spanish/English speaking. Duties include providing family support services, early childhood education, parent education, and other community activities as driven by the mission of LPFCC. 

  • Provide emergency assistance referrals (housing, utilities, medical, food bank, etc.), refer families to all applicable programs within LPFCC and the community
  • Complete the CFSA 2.0 and assist with goal setting for families enrolled in the program
  • Provide life skills training such as money management/budgeting 
  • Complete data entry of services provided
  • Work closely with the Data Manager to ensure that programs goals are being measured and addressed
  • Assist with other tasks and duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Director

Qualifications Family Advocate:

  • De-escalation and crisis intervention skills
  • Supportive and positive attitude
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Publisher, Windows, Internet/Email, etc.)
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license, minimum auto liability insurance and personal transportation
  • Must be willing to travel locally, throughout the state and nationally if needed
  •  Must be able to pass a criminal background check

Qualifications Parent Educator: 

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred
  • Familiar with the community and early childhood programs
  • Excellent organizational skills and data keeping. 
  • BA in Education or related field is preferred and/or 5 years experience in Early Childhood Development, and/or must be a parent.
  • The Family Center will provide corresponding training with the Parents as Teachers National Office.
  • Must share in the Family Center philosophy.