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FAMILY ADVOCATE, FAMILY ENRICHMENT CENTER (FEC)

Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation

Description:

FAMILY ADVOCATE, FAMILY ENRICHMENT CENTER (FEC)

Reports To: DIRECTOR, Family Enrichment Center

Location: Queens, NY (Far Rockaway/Arverne Communities)

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: The Family Advocate is responsible for contributing to the day-to-day operation of the Queens NY FEC including building connections with other staff, local residents, and community partners; co-designing and delivering relevant programming and activities; providing advocacy and making referrals for participants; and creating a warm and inviting gathering place for families and individuals using the protective factors model to support community resilience.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Convene, support, and collaborate with a team of local parents, subject experts, and other residents to deliver monthly events and activities
  • Recruit, welcome, and orient community residents, volunteers, and participants and ensure they are valued members of the FEC
  • Engage groups of local community members of all ages comfortably, and guide them through the co-designed activities and programming
  • Provide advocacy, outreach, and referrals to connect participants to service providers and other programs that have resources to offer.
  • Promote cooperation between participants and engage the buy-in and commitment of community stakeholders in the activities of the FEC.
  • Effectively utilize tracking and reporting mechanisms and accurately enter data and run reports the agency databases as needed to obtain program-level data, compiling statistical or written reports for agency and external stakeholders.
  • Manage the FEC website to communicate with and engage members and manage enrollment and attendance at offerings and events.
  • Care for and attend to the physical space of the FEC program to ensure it is safe, welcoming, organized, and appealing to participants and community members.
  • Handle inventory and ordering/purchasing responsibilities to keep the site running and ensure needed food and supplies are stocked for offerings.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects occurring simultaneously.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, and/or equivalent experience
  • Live and/or work in Queens, NY
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to warmly connect with and engage children, youth, and adults individually and in groups
  • Experience preferred developing and running a group or a club or coaching a team
  • Experience caring for children (as a parent, guardian, relative, neighbor, or babysitter) preferred
  • Available to work occasional evenings or weekends as needed
  • Must have a commitment to work from a trauma-informed, strength based, youth and family development perspective

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Falsification or omission of relevant information in connection with any application for employment is

grounds for denial or dismissal.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to oceanbaycdc@gmail.com

Subject Line: FEC Family Advocate_ (applicant first & last name)

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, 7/31/22, 5:00 PM

No phone calls, please

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