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Family Worker- East New York

Supervisor: Director of Family Services 


Program Description: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 30 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

The Family Services component aims to involve parents in the center and related activities, to assist the family in it's own efforts to improve the condition and quality of family life, and to make parents aware of community services and resources and help parents use them effectively.


Responsibilities:

  • Outreach and Recruitment of Children
  • Assess needs of center-based families, facilitate referrals and follow-up of referrals
  • Develop and maintain linkage with community agencies
  • Accompany center-based parents to a fair hearing and other related appointments as interpreters
  • Assist with meetings, workshops/training and special events
  • Assist with Policy Council parents
  • Assist with the implementation of the program evaluation process
  • Provide support in the implementation of the parent volunteer program
  • Attend meetings, workshops on and off-site
  • Participate in supplemental training as required
  • Work with the parents of children with special needs, attend case conferences and do follow-ups
  • Maintain confidential child files with complete and up to date data/ documentation
  • Complete all written documentation in a timely manner
  • Assist in the classrooms when needed
  • Maintain a small home visiting caseload of pregnant women
  • Maintain a small home visiting caseload of children birth to three years old
  • Perform general office duties
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Human Development or related field with knowledge of child development (birth to three) required
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English or Chinese/English
  • Proficient with Microsoft office

Hours: Full time – 8:30am – 4:30 pm


Salary: Low to Mid 30's


Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

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