Healthy Babies, Strong Families/Healthy Start Family Advocate Job Announcement
Title:                    Healthy Babies Family Advocate
Reports To:        Families Forward Director of Healthy Baby Programs
Salary:                 $30,000 annual + benefits
Classification:    Exempt and subject to grant funding

Description:  The Healthy Babies Family Advocate works with African-American families to prevent infant mortality and fetal loss through strengths-based family development (case management) and home visitation.  The advocate utilizes education and motivational interviewing techniques to help families buffer toxic stress while improving preconception, prenatal, early childhood and family health. This job is based in Denver Metro. 

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for outreach and recruitment of program participants
  • Provide strengths-based family advocacy/family development support to families
  • Visit families where convenient for them, primarily at family homes, to provide Partners for a Healthy Baby curriculum and other educational programs
  • Connect families to basic needs support and stabilize families in crisis
  • Work with families to complete Colorado Family Support Assessments to prioritize goals
  • Work with families to create Family Development Plans (FDP) that establish short- and long-term goals for family self-reliance
  • Connect families to other FFRC or partner resources that can help meet FDP goals, including mental and behavioral health services, fatherhood, parenting, health and wellness services.
  • Assist families in navigating child welfare, criminal justice, public benefits, educational and other systems as needed, including enrollment in Medicaid or Affordable Care Act benefits
  • Ensure that all families have a medical home and access to care
  • Assist in the implementation of monthly stress reduction workshops for program participants
  • Complete federally required screening tools for all participants based on established schedule
  • Compile client data for monthly and quarterly reports for FFRC and funders as needed
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement process
  • Enter participant data into required client database and spreadsheet
  • Maintain required core competencies, training and professional development standards
  • Protect client confidentiality and privacy as required by HIPAA

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in human services, social work, public health, nursing, or related field, or 3 years of professional experience providing similar services
  • Basic proficiency in computer operation, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to meet family needs outside of traditional business hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Residency in or working familiarity with northern Aurora, Montbello and Green Valley Ranch
  • Experience with home visitation programs
  • Experience working with African-American/Black families
  • Experience in Maternal Child Health programming

To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume to

Families Forward Resource Center is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) and all employees are CNDC employees. CNDC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. CNDC prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.