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Family Advocate

Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
Date Posted: 09/28/2020
Salary / Wage: $15.00/hr
Location: Troy, New York
Job Type:


Location: Troy, NY  

Salary: $15.00/hr

Position Type: Full-time

The Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) is seeking a Family Advocate for our Early Childhood Services program. Our Family Advocates work to establish a partnership with families, utilizing a family development approach to help families identify their own strengths, needs and goals.    


Family Advocates more specifically will:    

  • Assist families in accessing community resources such as mental health, schooling and childcare as well as work collaboratively with service providers   
  • Plan, conduct and assist with monthly parent meetings, events and education sessions   
  • Encourage parent involvement in program and classroom events   
  • Assist families with transportation to appointments, as needed   
  • Maintain complete and accurate case notes for each family


Minimum Qualifications:   

  • HS Diploma or equivalent 
  • Valid and clean NYS driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle required   

Preferred Qualifications:    

  • Associates/Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field  
  • FDC Credential  
  • 1+ years of case management experience  
  • Prior experience working with disadvantaged families in an advocacy role and knowledge of community resources   
  • Bilingual a plus   

Application Instructions:

For more information and/or questions please contact Veronica Gomez at, or call us at, 518-272-6012, ext. 301. 


Additional Information:

Check out our benefit package! CEO offers:   

  • Medical, dental, vision  
  • Free access to a Telemedicine provider  
  • Paid time off  
  • Consideration for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  
  • Onsite employee gym   

Please note: Applicants for this position will be required to complete standard background clearances, which include fingerprints, New York State Child Abuse clearances, a physical, TB Test, a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) search and pre-employment drug screen.