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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Please submit a cover letter, your resume and a copy of your transcript, to firstname.lastname@example.org.