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Centralized Eligibility Advocate

Sylmar, CA

Amazing Non- Profit Organization in Van Nuy's is seeking a talented Family Advocate to join their team!

Under general supervision, the Family Advocate will implement Head Start's comprehensive services: health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, social services, and parent involvement to families served by Head Start while maintaining confidentiality of children, families and providers involved in the program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Conducts Family Needs Assessments to facilitate referrals, exchange information and resolve issues and concerns.
  • Develop family partnerships to empower families to identify strengths and needs to set realistic goals for themselves and their family.
  • Complete Well-Being Calls to each family in the caseload.
  • Attend IEP/IFSP meetings based on the needs of their caseload.
  • Tracking and input NFM (as needed) for all families in caseload.
  • Follow-up on services to assure delivery is completed on a timely manner and addresses the needs of the family.
  • Collaborate and establish effective communication with all Head Start/EHS program areas to ensure program services are being provided and implemented.
  • Participate in Multidisciplinary Team Meeting, prepare and present case presentation.
  • Monitor and review health information including physicals, dentals, and immunization records; and provide support and follow up to parents on missing requirements.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies, Social Work, Human Development or related field.


  • Experience working with families and young children.
  • Hold or ability to obtain or qualify for ( i.e.,. CPR, First Aid Certification, Child Development Teaching permits). OR Willing to be trained and certified in (list certification).


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