Bilingual Family Advocate

Children’s Friend
Providence, RI
Bilingual English/Spanish
Bachelors or Associates with Experience

Position Overview: 

The Bilingual Family Advocate will provide a range of culturally competent home-based services for all families participating in the Head Start programs including parenting education; developmental milestones; health and nutrition education; home management skills; crisis intervention; crisis intervention; vocational development; and, social services linkage, all in partnership with the client.

Provides home based parent child activities to promote positive, nurturing interaction between parents and their children.

Ensures program services are in compliance with Head Start/Early Head Start performance standards.

Responsible for integration of services for families in the classroom, home, center, and community.

Promotes parent involvement in both home and center-based activities. This includes encouraging meaningful parent volunteer opportunities.

Seeks family strengths and competencies, identifying ways to develop those strengths in building the Family Partnership Agreement. 

Conducts face-to-face client, collateral, and provider conversations to make appropriate referrals and linkages to other community resources as needed.

Maintains client records and complete all necessary documentation within established program time frames.

Participates in the enrollment of all children and families.

Ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.

Participates in case conferences and collaborates with other service providers working with families.

Develops and maintains ongoing outreach strategies to inform families and the community of services and activities at the center.

Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Child Development preferred, or a bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a field the agency considers to be equivalent combined with relevant experience.

•    Experience with at-risk families preferred.

•    Bilingual skills required.

•    Strong empathetic and relationship skills required.

•    Ability to see the families the agency serves through a lens of empowerment.

•    Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance.

Hybrid Eligible:

Given the nature of this role, the Bilingual Family Advocate will need to be able to work an onsite and remote work schedule. 

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of criminal background checks, educational verification, medical, and proof of immunizations.

Children’s Friend offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

•    Medical Dental and Vision coverage

•    Employer contributions to the 403(b) plan

•    Employer-paid Life and Disability insurance

•    Flex Spending Accounts

•    11 Holidays

•    Competitive Vacation Benefits

•    Training and Professional Development

•    Education Assistance

•    Student Loan Repayment Assistance

Our Mission 

Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children.

About Us                                               

Established in 1834, Children’s friend is Rhode Island’s oldest child welfare organization. We are an innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children and families. Our services include Early Head Start, Head Start, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), adoption, foster care, support for families with substance abuse, counseling, assistance for children with developmental delays, and other child welfare and early childhood services.

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