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Family Advocate

Posted: 05/14/2024

We are seeking a child and family supportive individual for our Family Advocate opening in Greensburg. As the Family Advocate you will provide intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services to eligible community members and their families. Using your strong communication skills and knowledge of community resources, you will:

  • Meet with in-need community members at their homes weekly and during socialization activities,
  • Maintain a maximum caseload of ten to twelve families,
  • Help families assess their own and their child's development needs,
  • Assist families develop goals and strategies to meet those goals,
  • Support family health and nutrition needs by providing information on resources, education, and transportation as necessary, and
  • Aid families in acquiring necessary resources, making referrals when necessary.

We (Westmoreland Community Action) are a non-profit organization that works to connect individuals and families to opportunities and resources throughout the community to improve their quality of life and help to reduce poverty in the community. This is accomplished through housing, counseling, support, education, intervention, collaborations, partnerships, information, referrals, and networking.


  • Must possess a CDA credential or equivalent coursework.
  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in early childhood education or human services is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid PA driver’s license and $15,000/$30,000 bodily liability auto insurance.
  • Must be able to provide or successfully obtain child abuse, state police, fingerprint-based criminal background, and sex offender registry clearances.

Family Advocate salary based on years of experience: $17.96 - $19.66 per hour ($37,356.80 - $40,892.80 projected annual salary for 40 hours per week)This position is non-exempt.

Benefits of working at WCA:

  • 100% Employer paid Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term Disability and Long-term Disability polices.
  • Employer pays 80% of individual Medical Insurance Premium.
  • 15 paid Holidays.
  • 10 days of vacation in first year of employment.
  • 8% retirement match after 1 year and 1000 hours of service.
  • Mileage reimbursement.

Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our community and those that we seek to serve. If you, in good faith, believe that you are qualified to succeed in this position, we encourage you to apply. Please include a cover letter to tell us about your unique qualifications for the position. Our hiring manager will review your application and, if interested, will contact you regarding next steps.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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