The Connections Counts Program serves families in Manitowoc County. This voluntary resource and referral program focuses on households with at least one child in the home under the age of five. The Community Connector provides education and support, evaluates and documents parent/caregiver strengths and needs, and assists families in developing a goal plan. This position also includes providing outreach to families in various settings to promote home visiting programs, attending community outreach events and gathering data to enter into database systems. See Lakeshore Community Action Program’s Connections Count Program at: https://lakeshorecap.org/connections-count/
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide regularly scheduled visits for individualized parent education and support based on the family’s needs
- Build a trusting relationship with the family
- Build on the family’s strengths
- Interact with families in a culturally sensitive manner
- Provide an ongoing assessment of the family’s strengths and needs
- Provide strength-based, family-centered support as necessary
- Refer to other community resources as needed
- Maintain sustained contact with the household through regularly scheduled home visits
- Conduct third-party verification of services received
- Provide follow-up with the family and serve as a family advocate when necessary
- Maintain records, intake forms, statistical data, and other documentation
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree; Associate Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred or two years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Lived experience such as receiving services as a parent or for a child preferred.
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance. Mileage for traveling to work-related outreach events and meetings is reimbursed by the agency.
Applicants must be willing to complete a background check in accordance with local law and regulations.
This position is 35 hours per week.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Lakeshore Community Action Program
PO Box 2315
Manitowoc, WI 54221-2315
Lakeshore CAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
A New Training Program Designed to Develop Your Employment Skills!
Manitowoc Works is a 40-hour, 10-module training program that will run for 4 hours a day for two weeks. (You must be able to attend all sessions.) The dates will be determined when we have enough enrollees so — SIGN UP NOW!
- Gain knowledge and skills to help you obtain and maintain employment
- Take the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) math and reading sections, if needed
- Receive interview clothing, if needed (and available)
- Graduate and receive a completion certificate
- Have immediate interviews with participating employers!
The 10 Manitowoc Works Modules
See the exciting 10-module curriculum on the front of the Manitowoc Works flyer. Download or print, complete the application form on the back, and return as indicated below and on the flyer.
Return to Lakeshore CAP at 702 State St, Manitowoc or mail to Bree Siewert, Lakeshore CAP, PO Box 2315, Manitowoc, WI 54221-2315
If you need a form or have questions, please call Bree at 920-682-3737 or email BreeS@lakeshorecap.org
Manitowoc Works is a collaborative effort by Lakeshore CAP, US Bank, Lakeshore Technical College, Forward Services, The Haven, Catholic Charities, and other contributors.
CESA 7 HEAD START 0-5 FAMILY ADVOCATE POSITION IN MANITOWOC COUNTY
Head Start provides high quality early education for children and their families. We believe all families deserve support and respect as their child’s first teacher. We strive to meet all the developmental needs of children and families and help prepare them for school.
The family advocate role coordinates services and activities with families and communities that foster strength, healthy living, and overall well-being. They also provide support in a case management style and act as a liaison between families, staff, the community, and other family-related services. The family advocate encourages all family members to become advocates for their children and family.
The position is full time, 40 hrs/week during the school year with occasional nights and weekends. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
Prefer a degree in social work or a related field. Experience in home-visiting/case-management and experience working with families of diverse backgrounds, coursework and/or experience in early care/education services.
Wage ranges from $16.46-18.15/hour.
If interested, please email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
. CESA 7 Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application deadline is Monday, February 21st.