Family Advocates - Parenting Program - Chelsea, Melrose, & Lynn (Chelsea)


compensation: $19.57 per hour with benefits
employment type: full-time
job title: Family Advocate

Family Advocates – Chelsea, Melrose, and Lynn Locations

*Multiple shifts available - Full Time and Part Time*

Summary Of Position:

The primary focus of the Family Advocate is to provide support and services to the youth population served in a well-defined and coordinated manner. Each Family Advocate will work collaboratively to manage a case load of residential families. The Family Advocate will also be responsible as part of the team or while alone on shift, for the safety of all residents and the facility.

Job Functions:

  • Research community based services and resources in the area that could be beneficial for residents and their children as needed.
  • Maintain and model healthy relationships and confidentiality with residents as well as coworkers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage through crisis situations with residents and their children in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Oversee each resident family’s participation in shared chore responsibility, assist and train where needed.
  • Maintain awareness of physical facility maintenance and unit furnishings; report any concerns to Program Director or through existing documentation process.
  • Support incoming families with all immediate needs (i.e. food, clothing, hygiene products, medical appointments, etc.).
  • Conduct intake with new residents including house tour and orientation, gathering of important resident information and documentation, fridge and cabinet location, daily check in and out procedures, chore responsibilities, location of important documents and memos, etc.
  • Provide comprehensive family life advocacy to include but not be limited to:
  • Assisting with benefit acquisition and use of benefits
  • Providing for and facilitating group workshops and skill building sessions in the areas of: parenting, budget and housing, family management, education/employment, independent living skills, life skills and nutrition.
  • Facilitating housing search process: completing and sending out housing applications.


High School Diploma required and previous experience working with youth or others in a residential setting. A bachelor’s degree or some college is Preferred. This position requires strong communication and organization skills. Required to pass initial competency evaluation as well as continued assessments of professional development and future trainings. Employees must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and be willing to use their personal vehicle when Centerboard’s vehicles are not available to meet client transportation demands of care or outreach. Individuals are required to connect with youth with healthy relationships and positive interactions. Qualified candidates must possess strong communication and organization skills and be a willing participant in Centerboard multicultural awareness, diversity, equity and inclusion trainings, meetings and philosophy.

If interested, please apply here and mention which location you would prefer.

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post id: 7756555270


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