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Parent Consultant (Bilingual Spanish) - hybrid work model

Company: Illinois Action for Children
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Career Opportunities with Illinois Action for ChildrenParent Consultant (Bilingual Spanish) - hybrid work model Illinois Action for Children ("IAFC"), a local, state, and national leader in the early childhood care and education sector for over 50 years. IAFC programs, services, and advocacy improve learning and life outcomes for children and families, including reducing the effects of poverty. IAFC works to ensure that every child in Illinois - particularly those in need - have access to the necessary resources to succeed in school and in life. Along with our mission, IAFC is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist culture. We are dedicated to this pledge through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and servicing our staff and clients. IAFC staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our essential work. SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Referrals and Outreach Supervisor, the Parent Consultant provides referral services to parents seeking childcare. Provides education and information on child development issues, quality indicators, licensing rules, IDHS Child Care Assistance Program, Chicago Early Learning and other early care and education programs. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. ThIs incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. The organization reserves the right to add to, delete, change, or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.

  • Offer information, education, and consultation to parents seeking childcare over the phone and/or at walk-in desk. Educate parents on how to select care, developmental needs, childcare options, availability of care, licensing, subsidy information including the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program, Chicago Early Learning, DCFS programs, etc.
  • Provide childcare referrals to parents based on parents' needs/request and contractual obligations; conduct service evaluations/follow-ups with parents.
  • Confirm childcare openings with providers.
  • Knowledgeable about early intervention and special needs options.
  • Input data, maintain customer databases and maintain files. Prepare reports for internal use and written consumer education materials.
  • Refers potentially eligible parents to the Child Care Assistance Program for information on IDHS program; educates parents on the Healthy Food Program and other Illinois Action for Children programs. Provide referrals to external resources as needed.
  • Conduct presentations on our services to community organizations and groups.
  • Attend outreach events in the community to provide information on our services; this may include events hosted on evenings and weekends.
  • Execute our workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement (CQI), communication, competent people and clear priorities.
  • Other Functions: The Organization may assign other functions to the job at its discretion. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Early Education or related field with at least 18 credit hours of child development and two years work experience with direct childcare OR Associates degree or two years of college classes with a minimum of 60 credit hours in Social Services with at least 18 credit hours in child development with three years work experience with direct childcare in which at least one year is in a child care resource and referral program. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Fluent in English and Spanish Ability to travel locally Competent in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint Benefits of Working at IAFC:
    • Working with passionate team members -that are driven by our Mission: Illinois Action for Children is a catalyst for organizing, developing and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.
    • We strive to foster and implement a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion -across our organization. We know it is not only critical to the success of diversity initiatives - but instrumental in creating an unbiassed and inclusive workplace! It not only relates to the diverse clients we serve but also creates a positive employee experience.
    • We offer an extensive benefits package that adds value to your total compensation. Our benefits include:
    • Health, dental and vision insurance plans with company contribution of 95% for single coverage
    • 401k with company match
    • Generous PTO - first year-23 days, the second year-28 days, the third year and on - 35 days
    • 11 Paid Holidays and 1 Floating Holiday
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • STD & LTD insurance As established by the Illinois Action for Children Board of Directors, all employees are required to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious reasonable accommodation is approved. If offered a job, the candidate must be able to prove that they have been vaccinated with one of the CDC-authorized vaccines, including either Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson / Janssen or request and be granted an accommodation before their start date. - Salary: -$37,648 -annual Location: -Chicago, IL -(Chatham) Hybrid Position - Remote & Onsite Illinois Action for Children currently offers a hybrid work model, including days onsite and remote - IL Action for Children is EEO/M/F/V/D employer

Keywords: Illinois Action for Children, Chicago , Parent Consultant (Bilingual Spanish) - hybrid work model, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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