Education and Employment Specialist (Bilingual Spanish Preferred) – Coverage area (Sun Prairie & Marshall)
At Children’s, we believe kids deserve the best. This belief drives everything we do. It starts with bringing the best of the best together to serve the kids and families in our community.
The Education and Employment Specialist provides education and employment related services to caregivers of children enrolled in the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) Dane County home visiting program and may provide group based training, skill building, and job related training. The incumbent will also be responsible for direct service activities such as; needs assessments, service planning, resource and referral, supporting resume writing and interview process and preparation, crisis management, housing support, identification of barriers to employment and education, developing informal and formal support networks with families, documentation of activities, data collection and conducting community outreach while collaborating with other stakeholders. The specialist will also engage with internal and external teams, provide staff training, assist with grant writing in cooperation with ECI as appropriate and participate in program development.
Bachelor's degree required or appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis
Two years’ work experience with families of diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred to support specific locations.
Requires a valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, personal auto liability insurance coverage and the ability to be insured by the CHHS auto insurance carrier. Must use personal vehicle to transport children, complete in-house car seat transporter training within one month of hire and retrain once biannually thereafter to maintain.
Committed to work toward improving one's own cultural competence, i.e. valuing diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one's own skills and expertise, and having the desire to learn. Accepting of individual differences. Ability to establish trusting relationships.
Demonstrated knowledge of psychosocial, economic and cultural determinants of healthy growth and development.
Working knowledge of current trends and developments in the prevention and family support field. Knowledge of the ecological theories and family support principles.
Ability to work with families and children who are dealing with safety issues and other related problems. Must adhere to the mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect.
Apply online at https://www.ChildrensWI.org/CAREERS and/or contact Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Rebecca Provancher at RProvancher@childrensWI.org with any questions.