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Home Visitor, Early Head Start

Company: Community Action Organization
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title:

Early Head Start Home Visitor

Department:

Head Start

Open Date:

April 8, 2021

Reports to:

Program Area Supervisor

Close Date:

May 2, 2021

Work Location:

Beaverton, OR

Hiring Range:*

$.00 Weekly

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Position Status:

Regular Full-Time (RFT)

Full-Time Equivalent:

1.00

Work Hours Per Week:

40

Number of Positions:

1

Months Active:

Year-Round

Positions Supervised:

0

Under Oregon statute, after July 1, 1996, an offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the results of criminal offender information record check, and possibly fingerprinting, conducted on applicants for employment in early childhood services agencies. Applicants who have been convicted of certain offenses or who refuse to consent to such background checks will not be hired for this position. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. Continuation of all positions is contingent upon future funding.

Special Note on Central Background Registry Requirement:

In order to be offered any position within our Head Start program, you must be currently enrolled in Oregon's Central Background Registry. If you are not currently enrolled, you may still be considered for this position, but no offer of employment may be extended to you until this requirement has been completed. For information on how to enroll in Oregon's Central Background Registry, please visit or call the Office of Child Care at 1..

* Note on Hiring Range:

For applicants with extensive qualifications and/or years of experience, the new hire maximum rate may be exceeded with the approval of the Director of Human Resources and the Executive Director. If approval is granted, it will be based upon careful review of the applicant's qualifications, experience, internal equity and budgetary considerations. The final rate approved will typically never be at a rate equal to or above the established market rate for the position.

Position Summary:

In support of the Agency's mission, the Early Head Start (EHS) Home Visitor offers support, guidance, information, and child development services directly to families in their homes. The EHS Home Visitor uses the home environment to help parents create rich learning opportunities that build on everyday routines to support their child's development. The EHS Home Visitor provides support to families whose life circumstances might prevent them from participating in more structured settings, such as those who suffer severe stressors like maternal depression or substance abuse. The EHS Home Visitor provides weekly support to approximately 12 families. This position provides a major link between the Early Head Start program, the community, and the families it serves.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

* Plan and develop an individualized program for each family in collaboration with the parents, including establishing a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect with the parents.
* Co-plan home visits in collaboration with the parents based on ongoing observations, screenings, assessments, and parent/child interests and needs.
* Plan and prepare written and developmentally appropriate home visit lesson plans and home visit materials to support the family's needs and educational goals.
* Work with the parents to strengthen the family's knowledge of child development, including assisting parents to understand how children grow and learn, and planning and conducting child education activities with the parents that meet the child's intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs.
* Assist parents in strengthening the family's knowledge of health and nutrition, including integrating health and nutrition education into the program, coordinating with other staff and parents regarding health screenings for family members, and providing information and referrals if necessary.
* Assist parents to strengthen their knowledge of community resources and support parents in problem-solving.
* Conduct weekly home visits, lasting 90 minutes, with the parents of each enrolled child.
* Develop a system to collect, record, and analyze child observations and input data into My Teaching Strategies.
* Share assessment data with parents using the My Teaching Strategies Family Conference form.
* Conduct developmental screenings and assessments on time to meet 45 and 90 day requirements and as needed for follow up, regular screenings, and well child visits. Input data into Child Plus.
* Provide families with timely information and referrals to community services as needed, including medical and mental health providers and the inter-agency network of complimentary services.
* Assist families with the disability services referral process as necessary and attend the IFSP meetings to support the families and assist in development and achievement of IFSP goals.
* Conduct twice monthly classroom socializations lasting 2 hours.
* Plan and prepare written and developmentally appropriate lesson plans, with parent input, for socializations that include curricular activities for the children as well as opportunities that support each family's parenting.
* Work with parents to establish and maintain regular attendance for their child during socializations.
* Schedule interpretation services as needed for families during home visits and socializations.
* Conduct and encourage ongoing parenting education activities including monthly parent meetings, parent participation in Policy Council, and other special gatherings.
* Submit and maintain records including accurate and complete information about screenings, assessments, referrals, home visitation activities and socializations according to Agency confidentiality policies and procedures.
* Attend regularly scheduled planning and team meetings.
* Develop and maintain a respectful relationship with team members, assisting in fostering a collaborative team and environment that values trust and diversity.
* Develop and maintain respectful and collaborative relationships with Community Action staff and outside agency members such as interpreters and EI teachers/staff.
* Responsible for understanding and implementing the appropriate Policies and Procedures and Performance Standards as prescribed by the Community Action Early Head Start Program.
* Strictly adhere to all safety policies and procedures at all times and respond/correct any at-risk safety issues immediately.
* Strictly adhere to agency code of ethics and standards of workplace behavior.
* Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs including regular and reliable attendance and adherence to all company workplace behavior standards.

Marginal Functions and Responsibilities:

* Other marginal functions and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Education/Training/Experience:

* Education: Minimum of a Home Visitor Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or equivalent coursework as part of an associate's or bachelor's degree. Applicants with an Infant/Toddler CDA will be considered and must be willing to obtain a Home Visitor CDA on or before August 1, 2018. Transcripts, diplomas and/or Child Development Associate Credential certificates are required to validate educational requirements. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
* Experience: Minimum of one year of relevant experience and demonstrated knowledge in infant/toddler (ages birth-3 years) development, education, health, nutrition, and safety as well as family dynamics and adult learning principles.
* Knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.
* Knowledge of appropriate safety practices.
* Skill in communicating and motivating people.
* Ability to maintain accurate, objective and complete records in a confidential manner and in accordance with program deadlines.
* Ability to prioritize tasks and excellent time management skills.
* Ability to work independently and creatively to solve problems.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with families.
* Intermediate computer literacy and familiarity with applications such as databases and spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail and internet.
* Must be able to successfully pass applicable background and Oregon Central Background Registry checks prior to new hire processing and beginning actual employment.
* Completion of appropriate Fit for Duty and TB Testing according to Head Start regulations prior to date of hire.

Preferred:

* Bachelor's or advance degree in social science, early childhood development or related social services degree with experience working with infants and toddlers, and families. Transcripts, diplomas and/or Oregon Registry Step Certificates are required to validate educational requirements.
* Experience and knowledge of Washington County Social Services and/or experience helping people identify resources, strategies and networks.
* Prior Head Start or Early Head Start program experience.
* Bilingual Spanish/English, written and verbal.

Required Licensing or Other Special Certifications:
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Keywords: Community Action Organization, Beaverton , Home Visitor, Early Head Start, Other , Beaverton, Oregon

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