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Home Visitor - Early Learning

Cleveland, OH, USA Req #549
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Job Summary

Provide home visits to
women and their families eligible for the Smart Start Home Visiting Program
funded through Head Start Grant. Grant term is 5 years and renewable. Responsible
for recruitment, enrollment, planning, care coordination, and implementation of
all essential components of the curriculum, assisting assigned families in
identifying, accessing and utilizing community resources, while encouraging and
promoting each family’s empowerment and self-sufficiency and reinforcing
positive self-help skills.

Job
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood
    Education, Social Services or related.

  • Experience in child development and
    early childhood education

  • Certification in First Aide,
    communicable disease and child abuse recognition required after hire.

  • Valid Driver’s License, with proof of
    valid insurance required.

  • No record of child abuse or moral
    turpitude as determined by background check based on fingerprints.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus

Essential
Job Duties & Responsibilities

Screening, Observation, Assessment, and Curriculum Planning

  • Visit families
    once per week for 90 minutes per visit

  • Visit
    pre-natal women at a minimum twice per month for 1.5 hours and complete 1 check
    in via phone call or text message.

  • Ensure
    parent participation

  • Cover
    at least three components during each visit, and all components over the course
    of a month.

  • Conduct
    make-up visits within two weeks with families unable to fulfill their scheduled
    visits.

  • Link
    assigned families with a medical home, facilitate application of community
    resources, client follow-up for prenatal care and immunizations, mental health
    and nutrition.

  • Administer
    screening and assessments along with keeping accurate children’s
    records

  • Collaborate with
    parents to prepare and implement weekly lesson plans

  • Conduct
    Parent/Teacher conferences at least twice per year to review the child’s
    assessment and screening information in a safe and healthy
    environment.

  • Complete a family
    assessment twice per year.

  • Develop family
    goals, provide referrals and resources that are documented in the
    families’ electronic record.

  • Provided
    transportation as needed.

Group Socialization

  • Plan and implement
    group experiences twice a month for families

  • Plan and implement
    group socialization twice per month for Centering Pregnancy- prenatal
    clients.

  • Plan and implement
    field trips for the families

  • Provide an
    environment that is safe and healthy

Agency and Community Collaboration

  • Plan with the
    component Managers and Supervisor for providing all the Head Start
    component services to the families

  • Participate in
    agency recruitment activities throughout the school year, i.e. open
    enrollment, special events in order to maintain funded enrollment of Smart
    Start Home Visiting Program.

  • Work cooperatively
    with community resource agencies, connecting families as appropriate to
    meet their individual needs.

Caseload Management

  • Recruit and
    maintain maximum caseload of 12 families, which include children and
    prenatal women, throughout the entire year

  • Maintain an active
    waiting list

Administrative

  • Participate in
    probationary and annual staff evaluations completing self-evaluations and
    goal setting.

  • Assist with agency
    recruitment activities throughout the school year i.e., open enrollment,
    special events.

  • Attend and
    participate in staff meetings and agency in-services.

Other
Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Other duties as
    assigned

Physical
Demands/Work Environment

This job operates primarily in
client homes, playrooms, and outdoor environment and also in an office
environment. While performing the
duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak, hear, and
interact with young children at their physical level. The employee is
frequently required to walk quickly, climb, stoop, squat, bend, stand on a
stool, sit on the floor and in/at child-size furniture, stand and walk for up
to 8 hours, use hands and fingers, and reach with hands and arms. It requires
the ability to lift supplies, equipment, and files, open/close storage
cabinets, and may occasionally require lifting children from the floor,
into/out of high chairs, cribs, changing tables. Travel and work outside
of normal hours may be required for meetings, presentations, trainings and
other events. Local travel is required.

This job description is
not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills
required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or
without notice, in accordance with the needs of The Centers. Since no position
description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required
from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that
may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required
due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the
jobholder's responsibility.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Cleveland, OH, USA