Family Advocate – 33FA-LS – Wappingers – (Part Time)
Family AdvocateJob ID:
July 10th, 2014Location:
Wappingers Falls - Mt. Alvernia Early Childhood ProgramEmployment type:
Part TimeBase Pay:
$12.86 per hourEducation Requirements: Experience Requirements:
Prior experience with population served is preferred; bi-lingual (sp) is preferred.
This candidate will be responsible for maintaining a close and supportive relationship with assigned families, assist them in coping effectively with their environment, and encourage participation in their child’s educational program. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to helping each family identify community resources and act as a liaison between them. His/her services will be rendered according to agency philosophy and program performance standards
Working at Astor:
Part time employees who work at least 20 hours per week earn a prorated vacation consistent with the schedules notes below. The rate of vacation accrual for all part-time positions is factored by the Human Resources Office based upon the specific number of regular hours as noted on the approved change of status.
- 4 weeks paid vacation annually (on 40 hr/week basis, prorated as above);
- 12 paid holidays;
- 3 sick days per year.
Astor Services for Children & Families — originally the Astor Home for Boys and later the Astor Home for Children — was established in 1953 in response to an initiative of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene to create children’s residential treatment programs that would reduce the need for psychiatric hospitalization of children.
We are committed to providing high quality treatment and child development services for youngsters and their families in the least restrictive setting and at the earliest possible point of intervention. In 1966, Astor opened its first outpatient mental health clinic in Rhinebeck. Today, the agency operates a wide range of community-based behavioral health treatment programs as well as early childhood development and parenting programs at multiple locations in the Hudson Valley and in the Bronx, New York.
Astor values a collaborative approach to service development and delivery. The services we provide today are the response to identified needs in the communities where thay are located and are often delivered in partnership with other service providers such as schools, BOCES, day care providers, foster care agencies, shelters, etc.
Astor’s services are available to all for whom they are appropriate without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, national origin, or health status.