Head Start Advocate

Job Summary

  • Location
    Bend and Redmond/Prineville
  • Hours
    Regular full-time 40 hours/week, subject to normal school year furloughs (furloughs are approximately a total of 6 weeks per year)
  • Compensation
    $23.85/hour (plus .50 for Bilingual Spanish) - Union represented
  • Benefits
    100% premium paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Agency paid Retirement plan (up to 6 %!), almost 16 weeks of paid vacation time total accrual during the first five years (increases after that), plus 14 paid Holidays annually and a separate sick leave accrual.
  • Deadline
    Position to remain open until filled.

Do you have at least two years’ experience in a social services setting? Do you have education in human services, family services, or a related field? Are you looking for a position where you can use your skills to help children and family get the services they need? Then the Head Start Advocate position is for you! Come to work for one of Oregon’s 100 Best Non-Profits where all your insurance premiums are 100% paid even during summertime furlough periods.

The Head Start Advocate works with identified high-need families at multiple sites to promote asset development, family wellness, family partnerships and parent involvement in the Head Start program. The position works closely with families and other team members to facilitate and nurture children’s physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language development. The advocate operates as a liaison between classroom and home settings and as a liaison between families and other NeighborImpact programs and community services. Consultation, support and mentoring are provided to program staff in the area of family services. The position also works as a member of the ERSEA team with responsibility for Head Start and Early Head Start recruitment, enrollment and attendance activities. This position is represented under a collective Bargaining Agreement.


NeighborImpact is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.