Head Start Family Engagement Advocate

Position: Head Start Family Engagement Advocate


Location: Sand Point, AK


Reports to: Head Start Division Coordinator


Work hours: Part Time- 25 Hours/Week


Salary:  DOE


Summary: Family Engagement Advocate will create, provide, and coordinate services and activities with families and the community that promote strength, healthy living, and overall well-being.  Individual will provide support and act as a connection to families, staff the community and other family related services.  The family engagement advocate encourages all family members to become advocates for their children and family. 


Qualifications: High School graduate or GED, AA or advanced degree in ECE preferred.  Successful   applicant will obtain CDA within one year of hire.  Knowledge of and ability to access local, regional and state services and resources necessary to achieve family goals and information to provide emergency or crisis assistance.  Have skills to interact appropriately with families in dealing with sensitive issues.  Ability to provide training to staff, parents and small groups (up to 15 people).  Willing to attend workshops and meetings periodically to enhance job performance and knowledge.  Computer skills including ability to use basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, and Outlook.  Ability to follow established office practice and supervision in completing assigned tasks.  Within eighteen months of hire, at a minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field. Ability to present oral and/or written reports in required format.


Requirements: Upon date of hire, must provide documentation of current TB test and Hepatitis screening/vaccination status; criminal history background/fingerprint clearance and be willing to obtain a CPR and First Aid Certification.


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and/or resume to:                

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.

 Attn: Nancy Bonin; nancyb@apiai.org

1131 E. International Airport Rd.

Anchorage, AK 99518-1408  

Fax 907-279-4351


Position is open until filled.  Native preference will be given, depending on experience.

APIA is an Equal Opportunity Employment. APIA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.