Family & Children's Coordinated Head Start Program

Shine Family Advocate

Reference ID: 4446
Location: Louisville, KY
Job Type: Full Time



The Family Advocate is responsible for engaging all families to partner with us to promote children’s healthy development and school readiness. The Family Advocate uses knowledge of the principles of family engagement to support families in their roles as their child’s primary educator, encourage parent/child interactions that promote children’s school readiness and healthy development, and enhance family well-being. In this role, the Family Advocate will provide more intensive and targeted support to vulnerable families and families of children with chronic health conditions and special needs in order to assure that our engagement strategies meet their specialized needs.

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The Family Advocate’s responsibilities primarily fall within the following core functions, although s/he may perform other tasks based upon program needs:

  1. Promote Family Environments that Enhance Children’s Development
  2. Support Families to Meet Self-Identified Goals and Needs
  3. Engage Families To Support One Another 
  4. Enhance Program Collaboration 
  5. Maintain Accurate and Timely Record Keeping and Reporting
  6. Recruitment 
  7. Eligibility, Selection and Enrollment
  8. Attendance
  9. Service Coordination 


Nice To Haves

The mission of Shine Early Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive family and child outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy work place.

Minimum Education: Associate
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: 1 Yr
Location: Louisville, KY