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Commission on Economic Opportunity Family Advocate in Troy, New York

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a daily difference in the lives of children and families? Join our dedicated team and help support an agency that changes lives and improves our community! We are excited to be seeking a Family Advocate here in Schodack NY. (THIS IS A 10 MONTH POSITION)CEO is a Community Action Agency driven by our dedication to innovation, respect, and teamwork. We care deeply about helping to improve the lives of people across Rensselaer County, while guaranteeing a work life balance and a collaborative culture for our team members.Our Staff Enjoy: 12 plus paid holidays, a week off between Christmas and New Years, half days before holidays, and a shortened Friday workday all summer long.A generous paid time off policy, starting with 5 front loaded vacation days, 8 front loaded sick days, tenure-based accrual, and the ability to roll over unused time annually.Full-time 35-hour work week that includes professional development opportunities during work hours.Mission driven work, and colleagues that also care about giving back to the community.Competitive Hourly Rate Offered* ($17/hr no experience- $18/hr Associates degree , FDC & experience- $20/hr Bachelors degree) Your Day Would Look Like:Assisting families in accessing community resources such as mental health, housing, employment, education and childcarePlan, conduct, and assist with monthly parent meetings, events, and education sessionsEncourage parent involvement in program and classroom eventsAssist families with transportation to appointments, as neededMaintain complete and accurate case notes for each family What YOU Would Bring: HS Diploma or equivalent Experience working with diverse populations Knowledge of community resources for disadvantaged families Valid and clean NYS driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle required Associates/Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related fieldFDC Credential1+ years of case management experiencePrior experience working with disadvantaged families in an advocacy role and knowledge of community resourcesBilingual a plus Other Benefits Include:Full Time-35 Hour Work Week Monday-Friday Casual Dress CodeFree TelemedicineEmployee Assistance ProgramHealthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending/Dependent Care Accounts)Cash payment of three thousand dollars for waiving health insurance (FT)Optional 403(b) Retirement PlanEmployee sponsored pension planCEO Qualifies Eligible Employees for the Federal School Loan Forgiveness Program Please note: applicants for this position will be required to complete standard background clearances, which include fingerprints, New York State Child Abuse clearances, a physical and TB TestApply: Call: 518-272-6012, ext. 301 EOE/AA

Minimum Salary: 17 Maximum Salary: 20 Salary Unit: Hourly