United for Brownsville (UB) is looking for an Early Intervention (EI) Ambassador to become the go-to person for EI in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. The EI Ambassador will:
The EI Ambassador role is a new position, and UB is accepting applications for both full- and part-time candidates.
This position is supported through 2020; an extended term is contingent upon the success of fundraising as well as the success of the EI Ambassador’s work.
About United for Brownsville:
UB is a partnership between SCO Family of Services and Community Solutions, which have deep roots in the community providing essential services to families and children, preventing homelessness and gentrification, and spurring collaboration. UB is an innovative, community-driven initiative dedicated to improving the early childhood system in one Brooklyn neighborhood. Local residents and health, educational, and social-service providing professionals act as a think tank that creates equitable opportunities and outcomes for the 3,500 infants and toddlers in Brownsville.
UB has been building community and an infrastructure for change since early 2018, when it began by asking families what their aspirations for young children were and the improvements needed to let children succeed. Among those priorities were racial inequities in access to EI services, from which the position of the Early Intervention Ambassador emerged. UB’s other work includes projects that directly and indirectly improve language and social-emotional developmental outcomes for children, such as grass-roots literacy projects and weekend educational programming.
Defining Success for this Position:
The EI ambassador is a new position that will be an integral part of a team working to improve the way children in Brownsville progress through the EI referral process. The team’s specific goals are to:
Success will mean contributing to the improvement of these referral and evaluation rates in Brownsville as well as the specific referral experiences of families and service providers engaged by the EI Ambassador.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
CS offers competitive salaries and benefits packages for every position. The salary range for this position starts at $48,000 and will be based upon experience.
The EI Ambassador will be expected to travel regularly (25-50%) within the neighborhood of Brownsville to meet with families, physicians, education providers, mental health professionals, and social services agencies.
The Early Intervention Ambassador will report to the Co-Director of United for Brownsville for Community Solutions and will be an employee of Community Solutions. This position will be based out of United for Brownsville’s offices at the Gregory Jackson Center.