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Advocate – Head Start (Part-time)

Part Time

Macomb County


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Job Details

Job Code: 101967942

Industry: Service

$18.67 - $24.14 Hourly

Pay Type: hourly


Education Level

entry level

Job Level

Jan 24, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics

child customer service family macomb county preschool teachers

Job Description



 DEPARTMENT: Macomb Community Action

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP:  Just cause subject to probationary period

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME:  Part-time (up to 29 hours per week) position.  The starting time for this position currently varies. The position works four or five days a week. This is a year-round position.

This position works in the Head Start Pre-School program and has a Covid vaccine mandate.  See Supplemental Questions.


Works with Head Start families and school staff members to achieve compliance in mandated screenings. Performs on-site registrations; enters, tracks, and stores data and information. Makes necessary updates and changes of source information. Verifies the accuracy of data entered and source document information while supporting families and teachers in their roles as the child’s first and foremost teacher.




Supports parents in identifying barriers and providing resources to allow them to fully participate in the program.

Enrolls and registers children for the program.

Actively participates in the recruitment of children and families.

Enters and monitors pertinent data and information of child files within the database.

Provides follow-up with parents to obtain mandated screenings and assessments of children.

Provides support in the classrooms with the screening and assessment of children to meet program standards.

Facilitates monthly Parent Committee Meetings at site locations.

Engages parents in participation in the Parent Curriculum, Policy Council, and other engagement opportunities.

Maintains accurate up-to-date records of all services provided and uses applicable computer software as required.

Assists in ensuring compliance with Head Start, Local, State and Federal regulations for early childhood programming.

May be required to temporarily support classroom staff as needed.

Operates automobile while performing assigned duties.

Performs related work as required.




Required Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services, Early Childhood Development, or a related field.
  • 1 year of experience in the Human Services field

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • A valid Michigan driver’s license and operable insured automobile for authorized travel

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services, Early Childhood Development, or a related field




Knowledge of:

  • Current case management techniques and practices
  • Knowledge of utilizing community resources and networks
  • Head Start Performance Standards regarding child health and developmental services, child health and safety, program governance and family partnerships

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with staff, clients, families, outside professionals, agencies, and the public.
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
  • Assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, and reviewing work assignments

Ability to:

  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
  • Speak and understand a language other than English is preferred
  • Works in an environment that embraces the County’s Dignity Campaign
  • Communicate with families in a professional manner
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Work Independently
  • Accurately organize and maintain records
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
  • Conducts oneself with tact and courtesy


The work environment, and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

KEY: N/S = Never/Seldom           O = Occasionally      F/C = Frequently/Continuously

Work Environment/Conditions N/S O F/C
Office or similar indoor environment X
Outdoor environment X
Street environment (near moving traffic) X
Construction site X
Confined space X
In the community (homes, businesses, etc) X
Correctional facility, detention center or jail X
Clinical healthcare environment X
Warehouse environment X
Individuals who are hostile or irate X
Individuals with known violent backgrounds X
Extreme cold (below 32 degrees) X
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees) X
Communicable diseases X
Moving mechanical parts X
Fumes or airborne particles X
Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste X
Loud noises (85+ decibels)  X
Blood Borne Pathogens X



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

KEY: N/S = Never/Seldom           O = Occasionally      F/C = Frequently/Continuously

Demand Frequency Description
Physical N/S O F/C  
Balancing X On even or uneven surfaces/ground
Bending X Tasks involve forward or backward bending at the waist
Climbing/Working at Heights X Tasks involve climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms
Crawling X Inspecting in confined spaces.  Moving about on hands and knees
Digging X Tasks involve manual digging
Driving X Tasks involve operating any motor powered vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads
Grasping X Tasks involve gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands
Kneeling/Squatting X Tasks involve flexing/bending at the knees and ankles to work at low levels
Leg/Foot Movement X Tasks involve use of the leg and/or foot to operate machinery
Manual Dexterity X Tasks involve fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing
Lift/Carry Tasks involve raising/lowering or moving objects from one level/position to another
Up to 10 pounds
11-24 pounds
25-34 pounds
35-50 pounds
51-74 pounds X
75-99 pounds
Over 100 pounds
Push / Pull X Tasks involve pushing/pulling objects away from or towards the body
Reaching X Tasks involve reaching overhead with arms raised above shoulder height or forward reaching with arms extended
Sitting X Tasks involve remaining in a seated position during the task performance
Standing X Tasks involve standing in an upright position without movement
Walking X Walking considerable distances between the facilities on multiple surfaces.
Running X Running considerable distances between the facilities on multiple surfaces.


General Requirements and/or Disclaimers:

Complies with P.A.390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by these statutes.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of major duties and resonsibilities performed by employees in this job.  Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in his description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment amongst other possible accomodations.

GRANT OR EXTERNALLY FUNDED POSITION – This position will continue only if sufficient grant or external funds are provided.

The UAW Local 889 bargaining unit represents this position.  Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.



To apply, please submit your application online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/macomb/jobs/3771675/advocate-head-start-part-time?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs