Home Visitor

To enhance the role of parents as the primary educator of the child by providing comprehensive Early Head Start services in the home setting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that all Home Based requirements are met in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Provide weekly in-home support for Home Based parents and children integrating educational goals (including IFSP goals, if applicable) and developmentally appropriate practices in the home setting.
  • Promote healthy and secure attachment between the parent and child.
  • Coordinate and plan socializations for Home Based families in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Maintain and manage a caseload of 10 – 12 families throughout the program year.
  • Maintain regular verbal and written communication with program staff and families to facilitate effective program performance.
  • Develop cooperative relationships with community agencies and agency staff.
  • Maintain children’s files and database, including recording ongoing contact with families and ensuring all program requirements are completed and documented appropriately.
  • Monitor progress and document follow-up for all program requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with ERSEA and other staff to recruit and enroll new families and assure smooth orientation and transition.
  • Assist parents in establishing and implementing long and short-term goals for their children, facilitate home interactive educational activities and model effective parenting skills for Home Based families according to scheduled timeline.
  • Review each child’s goals with parents to develop individualized lesson plans in partnership with the parents according to scheduled timeline.
  • As identified, work with appropriate agencies and other resources to develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP).
  • Assist in clarifying goals and desired outcomes for the IFSP meeting, annual review and transition meeting for families of children with suspected or diagnosed delay.
  • Identify needs of pregnant women in the program, and design individualized plans to address their unique needs.
  • Provide crisis intervention referrals, as needed.
  • Coordinate family committee meetings, recruit parents for leadership roles in the Policy Council.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bilingual in Chinese/English required
  • Knowledge of early childhood education and intervention, including experience coaching and mentoring early childhood curriculum and standards for infants and toddlers.
  • Knowledge to support the healthy development of pregnant women.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in early childhood development, family services, or pediatric health; including knowledge and experience relating to community resources for referrals to families in need.
  • Skill in dealing with sensitive family situations in a non-threatening and professional manner.
  • Good judgment and effective problem solving.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group activities.
  • Able to bend and lift 50 pounds, as needed.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  •  Associate's degree in Child Development, Social Work, Psychology or related field, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 12 units in Early Childhood Education preferred.

 HOW TO APPLY: