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Date Posted02/11/2021
Job TitleFamily Worker
CityNew York
StateNew York
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ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) is the nation’s largest Asian American social services agency. Our vision is to advance and transform communities, and our mission is to promote social and economic empowerment among Chinese American, immigrant and low-income communities. Our organizational values are: 1) We are our community; 2) We embrace our community; and 3) We empower our community.

The Early Learn Family Child Care Network is a component of the Early Childhood Learning & Wellness Services (ECLW) and is housed at CPC Manhattan Community Services. The goals are to promote children’s holistic development with high-quality learning in safe, healthy home environments; help families access childcare that meets their diverse needs; support staff to understand FCCPs’ needs, monitor program delivery; increase the capacity of FCCPs to provide children with a high-quality education through training on childcare regulations and research-supported curricula and responsive caregiving.

POSITION SUMMARY:
CPC FCC Networks and the Department of Education (DOE) view family child care as a respected and valued profession within the early care and education system in New York City. We seek to support and enhance the existing strengths of family child care as birth-4 programs that promote continuous and responsive relationships, strengthen early learning skills, build resilience, and lay the foundation for all future learning. The primary role of the Family Worker is to build and sustain effective relationships with the families and affiliated providers to support the needs of all children enrolled in CPC FCC Network programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Be part of a team in supporting affiliated family child care programs and families
• Provide family services and family engagement activities under the guidance of the FCC Family Worker Supervisor
• Support the enrollment process of families including recruitment, registration, intake, family assessment, and
ongoing support to families
• Work with families and affiliated providers to create individualized family plans in the provision of family and social
support services
• Design and coordinate monthly parent engagement activities in collaboration with the educational staff
• Provide ongoing services to families needing additional support services (special education, mental health services,
housing support, etc.)
• Support families of children with special needs by attending case conferences and follow-up meetings
• Connect parents/caregivers to appropriate resources and make necessary referrals to community partners
• Develop relationships with community partners who provide mental health, special needs, and other support
services for all affiliated providers and families
• Coordinate monthly family engagement workshops, special events, and other activities with the FCC Network team
to encourage and maintain family participation in gatherings, celebrations, and family engagement activities
• Collaboratively create and update a Community Partner Resource Guide for all providers and families
• Administer family surveys and collect feedback on program quality and summarize information obtained from
families in reports to FCC network leadership
• Support FCC Network in updating family information in the Network database
• Document all family engagement conversations and sessions promptly and align with the Early Childhood
Framework for Quality (EFQ)
• Prepare monthly reports set forth by the Network and funding source promptly
• Other duties as requested by Network Leadership to fulfill job responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or related field (preferred)
• Associate Degree or Child Development Associate credential (required)
• Experience working in family child care and/or with infants and toddlers (preferred)
• Two to three years of experience working with families of young children
• Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office
• Bilingual English and (either Chinese, Spanish, or Korean) preferred
• Must meet all applicable federal, state and city requirements to work with children in an early childhood setting
• Willingness to travel within FCC Network catchment area
• Time management skills are essential
• Must be a team player
• Able to work on some Saturdays and evenings.

COMPENSATION:
Salary Range: Mid-30Kto High-30K (commensurate with experience); Excellent benefits package including paid holiday, sick, and personal time off. Medical insurance coverage including Dental and Vision; Basic Life Insurance coverage; 403(b) Retirement

POSITION TYPE: Full Time

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume and cover letter to: Sumon Chin: schin@cpc-nyc.org
Write: Family Worker in the subject line.

NameSumon Chin
Company NameChinese-American Planning Council, Inc.
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