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About the Role:
Under the general supervision of the Family & Support Services Coordinator, is responsible for planning and implementing home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards describe in the Head Start Early Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including for children with disabilities and dual-language learners, as appropriate, and to build respectful, culturally-responsive, and trusting relationships with families.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, implement, and participate in activities and outputs that result in the achievement of program outcomes as outlined in the Program Outcome Plan.
Complete enrollment for eligible families.
Maintain a caseload of 12 and conduct weekly home visits for 1 1/2 hours per visit.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff as well as a trusting and caring relationship with each family and child.
Follow the Curriculum Parents as Teachers.
Complete assessments, observations, anecdotal, etc. and enter required information into COPA and Teaching Strategies in a timely manner.
Plan weekly lesson plans schedule for implementation of individualized curriculum activities for each enrolled family.
Train and model with parents in their teaching process and share information from all component areas.
Plan and facilitate bi-monthly socialization activities for families.
Participate in the preparation of snacks during each home visit and plan nutritional activities as well for home base and center base classrooms.
Conduct developmental and social emotional screenings in accordance with program timelines.
Complete weekly recording and reporting process on individual children.
Maintain records of child observations and evaluations.
Assist families in identifying family strengths and needs.
Provide case management to families when necessary.
Consult with Education Coordinator and Head Start Coordinator the results of screenings and concerns with individual children.
Meet with the Education Coordinator and Head Start Coordinator including other program staff for staffing on individual children.
Make referrals with the support of the Education Coordinator and Head Start Coordinator when intervention is necessary.
Participate in transition process for children and families transitioning into other programs.
Participate in annual recruitment and community events to recruit eligible families in order to maintain program fully enrolled.
Provide assistance for transportation required by parents and children for socialization activities as needed.
Attend and participate in staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service meetings, and other meetings as necessary.
Perform record keeping and other functions as assigned and report regularly to the Family & Support Services Coordinator.
Collaborate with other staff, volunteers, and/or neighborhood organizations with on-going program implementation and in developing special events.
Maintain knowledge current in field, including attendance at seminars, workshops, and 20 hours of professional development each program year.
Maintains 5 hours of Gateways approved trainings each program year.
Complies with Onward Neighborhood House and Head Start policies.
Participates in annual program self-assessment and community assessment.
Attend regular supervision sessions with supervisor.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
BA in Social Work, preferred
Must have Gateways Family Specialist Credential Level 5 by 2024.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.
Valid driver’s license and own transportation required.
Hours: Full-time; year round
Salary Range: $40,000.00 – $45,000.00 a year
Health Insurance, Life and short/long term disability insurance (paid in full by employer), vacation, etc. 403(b) thrift plan upon 1 year of employment. Each plan year we will make an employer base contribution on your behalf equal to 5% of the compensation you received for that year, while you are a participant in the plan.
Application details: Please send cover letter and resume to