Implements a program of family education with children and parents by ensuring that the Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards are met.
ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES: All employees of Community Link are expected to advocate and demonstrate the values of the organization. These values include: Respect – Honoring the value, autonomy and contributions of everyone; Commitment – Excellence through passion; Making a Difference – Enhancing the lives of others.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Comply with confidentiality policy of the Agency by protecting the dignity of children and families served by not divulging information about children, families other employees of the agency to anyone other than the persons who are authorized to receive such information.
Actively participate in carrying out the mission of the agency by participating in training and staff meetings.
Provides weekly required home visits to each family with a child or prenatal enrolled in the Home Based option. Case load will consist of no more than 12 families. When visits cannot occur, visits will be made up at a later date and time as agreed by the involved parent/guardian.
Ensure that each family has access to comprehensive services by collaborating and consulting with internal First Step staff and external community providers to implement practices that support high quality services to families.
Completes initial and ongoing developmental, behavioral, & sensory screening for all children in caseload and addresses concern when necessary. Assist families in the development of the family map; assessment, and the family partnership agreement.
Assists with the coordination of parent meetings and other First Step family socializations/playgroups and parent training workshops. Aids with planning and providing, at a minimum, 22 group socialization activities per year, and lead the planning of 4 group socializations.
Demonstrates timely and accurate recordkeeping of child or prenatal progress, interactions, with parents/family, and professional services provided. Share results of individual child school readiness goals with parents on a quarterly basis and report responses back to the EHS Coordinator and EHS Director.
Assists families to arrange and keep medical and dental appointments including follow-up.
Provides transportation, either with own vehicle or program vehicle, to families when necessary and approved.
Acts as an advocate for families and a liaison between families/community organizations/independent providers and Community Link to ensure the continued availability of quality, comprehensive community services
Assists Community Link in promoting a positive image in the community. Performs all duties according to agency and program policies and procedures and performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Attends classes and/or workshops and engage in activities that further professional growth and development. Maintain library of teaching aids, materials and developmental equipment, and inform supervisor with need to replenish inventory.
Provides consecutive or simultaneous interpretation between languages for our agency and other agencies we collaborate with.
Translates written material, either approximate or exact, from one language to another.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Experience: Home Based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and demonstrate competency to plan and implement home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate, and to build respectful, culturally responsive, and trusting relationships with families.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Within 6 months of hire, employee must attend Parents and Teacher training to obtain Parents as Teachers Parent Educator Certification.
Employee must have a valid driver's license OR must have daily, reliable access to transportation in order to provide home based services to families and proof of vehicle insurance with a minimum of 100,000/300,000 liability coverage.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Must be knowledgeable and willing to work with, in a professional manner, individuals and families from all backgrounds including those from a variety of ethnic cultures, socioeconomic statues, family compositions, etc.
Salary and Benefits
How to Apply
Apply online at commlink.org
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