Preschool for All Family Navigator

Deadline January 12, 2022

Position Title: Preschool for All Family Navigator

Reports To: Early Childhood Program Manager

Classification: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $47,000 per year

Benefits & Perks Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes;

Health Plans including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Alternative Care
FSA – Flexible Spending Account for Medical & Dependent Care expenses
401k Plan with Match
Employee Assistance Program
Employer sponsored Life, AD&D and Short-Term Disability Insurance
Paid Leave (Vacation, Sick, Family medical leave, Sabbatical)
$300 Home Office reimbursement
$50 Monthly internet reimbursement
Self – Care perks
Team and family events

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families, and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination, that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Latino Network seeks a bilingual, mission-driven professional with bicultural proficiency and proven community experience in supporting families to access the services they need in order to thrive. As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the Preschool for All Family Navigator is charged with conducting culturally-specific outreach to eligible families, supporting them through the Preschool for All application process, helping families to enroll, and connecting them to other resources to meet their needs. The Preschool for All Family Navigator will work collaboratively with team members to reach our priority populations for access to limited preschool slots. The ideal candidate has excellent outreach and communication skills with parents to identify and meet their own goals while supporting the development of their young children.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Utilize community, cultural, and linguistic expertise to conduct outreach to culturally diverse families and priority groups who are eligible for Preschool For All (PFA).
Assist all families who connect directly with the FCO for support with the PFA application process. DCHS promotes a “No Wrong Door” practice for service access so that families may seek services from a service provider of their choice.
Guide families through the PFA online application process including but not limited to sharing information, answering questions, completing applications together, and following up with families regarding incomplete applications and other questions that arise during the process.
Support families who receive PFA slots to enroll in their child’s preschool.
Connect families with other community resources as needed throughout the year, such as food access, energy assistance, or housing support.
Offer resource navigation support to PFA preschool providers for enrolled families.
Communicate and collaborate regularly with PFA administration, including attending program planning, support, and implementation meetings.
Coordinate services with other community programs, and make referrals as needed.
Represent Latino Network at various community events supporting families and/or young children.
Support the philosophy and mission of Latino Network.
Complete all required documentation and reports requested by the program manager.
Attend all required early childhood training and participate in training for positive communication, popular education, and other related topics as needed.
Enter data and documentation using Efforts to Outcomes (ETO).
Meet deadlines for mileage, program expense reimbursements and timesheets.
Meet data deadlines to ensure reports are completed on time.
Comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and existing confidentiality laws.
Participate in mandatory all-staff, team meetings and training.
Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements
Requirements
By nature of our service to k-12 school districts, this position is subject to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) mandate requiring all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or qualification for a medical or religious exemption. By applying for this position, you represent you meet these job requirements. Failure to do so will disqualify you from employment.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum 2 years education, training, and experience in culturally specific service navigation, public health promotion, early childhood development, Popular Education, community based adult education and/or family engagement. Examples of experience, education and training that fulfill this requirement include, but are not limited to, volunteer or paid work, internships, community-based training and workshops, community college, trade school, university courses and degrees. Experience, training and education from inside and outside of the United States are considered equally. Transferable skills and lived experience will be considered.
Demonstrated ability to work with adults and their young children in an educational setting.
Bilingual and Bi-literate Spanish required.
Bicultural proficiency: knowledge of Latinx culturally based world view, adaptive reasoning, and problem-solving practices of Latinx individuals, families, and community living in urban neighborhoods impacted by crime, poverty, and racial inequity.
Strong desire to promote educational equity in the community
Strong desire to work towards social justice within the context of early childhood
Ability to work well independently and within a team
Ability to be flexible and creative in the work environment
Ability to navigate resources to support multiple families
Organizational skills to meet necessary documentation requirements
Respect for diversity; desire and ability to work cross-culturally
Ability to demonstrate a combination of the following characteristics: patience, open-mindedness; high level of responsibility; willingness to grow, change and learn; courage; motivation; empathy; compassion; flexibility; persistence; creativity
ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required.
Must have a valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and the ability to meet individuals in their own homes, academic settings, and other community settings, including transporting participants as needed. Automobile liability insurance preferred; must also be eligible to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s Commercial Auto Liability
Temporarily working remotely during Covid-19 related office use restrictions in place. Ability to report to physical in person work location including office and in the community (schools, churches, parks, community centers, etc.) as needed.
Evening and weekend availability required. Work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations and positions performing work both onsite and remotely. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position requires frequent computer use. Latino Network strives to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.

TO APPLY:

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in joining us in supporting our mission to positively transform the lives of Latino Youth families and communities, please submit your application, resume and cover letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1630/Latino-Network, Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required.

Latino Network is an equal opportunity employer. We value and support diversity and inclusion to create a culture of dignity and respect.

We also invite you to learn more about us at www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.

More Info
https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1630/Latino-Network,

Location
Portland Or.

Contact Email
monroym@latnet.org