Child Advocacy Coordinator – Orlando Union Rescue Mission

Child Advocacy Coordinator

To express interest in this position, contact Dwainn Arnett.

Job Title: Child Advocacy Coordinator (posted 7/3/2019)
Division: Family Life Center
Department: Early Learning Center (ELC)
Reports To: FLC Director/President
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary: The Early Learning Center Coordinator is responsible for implementing the prescribed operations of the Early Learning Center, as well as creating a Christ-centered work environment for all involved.  This position may require schedule changes in order to ensure that the ELC is functioning up to this area’s prescribed standards during specific times.

Duties include:

  • Enforce policies and procedures as dictated by the FLC Director and/or the President.
  • Assist in the development of curriculum and ensure staff and resident compliance to the P&P outlined by OURM.
  • Encourage open communication and transparency between staff, child and residents.
  • Ensure a child’s negative behavioral issues are immediately addressed (as dictated by policy) with appropriate follow up documentation forwarded to appropriate parties.
  • Provide periodic evaluations of child’s progress to parents and/or staff.
  • Ensure cleanliness and maintenance of the facility is adhered in accordance with the standards of the Orlando Union Rescue Mission.
  • Ensure they are attentive to a child’s physical needs (i.e., feeding, nose wiping, general hygiene, diaper/clothing changes, etc.) while providing a nurturing and safe environment.
  • Supervise and provide direction for ELC staff/disciples/volunteers and provide feedback to the FLC Dir.
  • Apply biblical instruction and counseling whenever possible.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess at least an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, Child Care certified and possessing at least two years practical experience.
  • Must have attended, or be willing to attend upon hire, and receive certification from the 4C, Dept. of Children & Family Services.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence as needed.
  • Ability to speak effectively before others.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Must be CPR certified and willing to attend advanced training and other development coursework as prescribed by the Orlando Union Rescue Mission.
  • Individual must be professional, goal oriented, creative, self-starter and able to prioritize their workload.
  • Demonstrate flexibility with regard to ELC changes for child and parent benefit.
  • Must adhere to Orlando Union Rescue Mission Policy and Procedures and Doctrinal Statement and agree to abide by all information contained therein.

Physical Demands:

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and see (close, distant and acute peripheral vision), taste, smell, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, grasp, climb, run, and balance in an indoor-outdoor, noisy environment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.