Home Visitor - EHS
Episcopal Community Services (ECS) - National City, CA
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Early Head Start Home Visitor will be responsible for providing services to families through the Home Based option and ensuring compliance with all related Head Start Performance Standards.
1. Recruit eligible families for enrollment, including children with disabilities, for participation in Head Start and Early Head Start, in compliance with the required monthly quota for applications.
2. Ensure compliance with all Home Based Option Head Start Performance Standards which includes conducting weekly home visits to assigned families.
3. Work closely with parents in providing an individualized education program for children in the home- based option.
4. Provide for parent education and involvement in planning and decision making regarding the education of the child.
5. Provide training for parents to assist them in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to become the primary teacher of their own children.
6. Maintain child data and coordinate statistics with the Site Supervisor to ensure accurate completion of reports.
7. Administer developmentally appropriate screening and assessments for each child.
8. Record all field activities by signing-in and signing out on the required forms.
9. Generate and maintain accurate legible records of Home Visits activities on appropriate forms weekly.
10. Develop and retain a working knowledge of community health and social service resources, including services to children with disabilities, and assist families to utilize these resources.
11. Assist in the delivery of emergency and other assistance to families.
12. Interview parents/guardians regarding their present needs. Set realistic goals with the families to be achieved during the enrollment year, follow up and provide support with families as required.
13. Accurately assess children’s immunization records to determine if immunizations are current and assist parents to update immunizations as necessary.
14. Track health and dental screenings and follow-up treatment, and administer hearing and/or vision screenings as necessary. Assess nutrition needs and do bi-yearly required heights and weights. Provide family resources as needed.
15. Secure from parent/guardian necessary forms required by Head Start program.
16. Attend parent, staff and community meetings and trainings as assigned.
17. Attend not less than 15 clock hours of professional development per year.
18. Work cooperatively with the Site Supervisor and all other staff to coordinate services to families and children.
19. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee will also perform other related job duties as assigned by the Site Supervisor or other management as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY:
1. Knowledge and experience working with children aged zero to three years in a formal child care environment.
2. Knowledge of the human behavior; individual differences in ability, personality and interests; learning and motivation.
3. Ability to communicate and listen effectively in person, in writing and electronically, when necessary.
4. Ability in managing one’s own time, prioritize the tasks of the day to achieve desired outcome.
5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills, use of logic and reasoning, a positive attitude, and ability to accomplish goals.
6. Ability to have social and situation perceptiveness about children’s behavior.
7. Ability to read, write and speak English
8. Ability to make sound judgments at all times
9. Knowledge of learning strategies; selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedure appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
10. Working knowledge and ability to use office equipment, and computer. (ie Outlook, Microsoft Office)
11. Ability to work both independently and in a group setting contributing to both situations with positive and encouraging ideas.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE :
A.A degree in CD/ECE from an accredited college or university.
Six (6) units in infant/toddler coursework required or shall commit to complete the required coursework units within one year of hire.
Two (2) years experience working with infant and toddler children and families. Volunteer or paid classroom or social service experience helpful. Knowledge in adult learning principles and family dynamics.
LANGUAGE: Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
OTHER/SPECIAL: Excellent oral and written skills. Ability to pass a physical examination, proof of required immunizations and tuberculin skin test. Fingerprint clearance and criminal record check required. Ability to conduct numerous visits to clientele’s homes at various locations in San Diego’s South County Area. Verification of current driver’s license and insurance required for personal car usage.
For complete job description, please visit: https://www.ecscalifornia.org/careers
How to Apply
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