Early Head Start
Annual Salary: $41,200 to 44,292
- Associates Degree accepted, Bachelor’s degree preferred in child development, human development, early childhood education, psychology, counseling, social work or a related field and previous experience providing early childhood education, parent education, or child-focused counseling to at-risk youth and families.
- Previous experience providing direct services to low-income families in a multi-cultural community.
- Must have a working knowledge of the developmental needs of infants and toddlers, effective parenting skills, psychosocial risk factors and counseling techniques.
- Must have a working knowledge of parenting, early childhood education, and the developmental needs of children and adolescents, typically resulting from any combination of formal education, seminars, and related work experience.
- Bi-lingual English-Spanish preferred.
- Works with 10-12 assigned families and children on a scheduled one-to-one weekly basis in their homes for at least 90 minutes minimum. Caseload can vary based on program needs.
- Assists families in identifying family resources and needs.
- Maintains confidentiality of family records and information.
- Encourages and promotes the family’s achievement of self-sufficiency.
- Provides developmental, mental health, and nutritional screening and assessment of children to determine the need for further evaluation, referrals or intervention.
- Works with parent to develop weekly home visit and weekly activity plans based on each child’s assessment and identified family needs.
- Assists parents in developing and fostering healthy self-concepts for themselves and, having begun this effort will begin assisting parents in becoming the prime family educator.
- Fosters the belief in parents that they are their child’s first teacher and reinforces this concept with practical suggestions for its development.
- Provides guidance and leadership in planning of and participation in parent meetings scheduled at least once per month.
- Provides home activities that are identified in the curriculum and lesson plan and provided to the parents to continue working with their children at home.
Social Service/ Mental Health:
- Provides or guides family through a family assessment process to assist in determining areas for family or personal growth.
- Makes referrals to community services offices such as family planning, food stamps, employment, health services, vocational rehabilitation, psychological services, etc.
- Assists parents in developing ways of using household resources in educational activities with their children.
- Provides parents and children with group socialization experiences.
- Provides and/or guides parent in ongoing educational assessment of children enrolled in the program with appropriate assessment tools. Utilizes and coaches’ parent in utilizing the assessments / observation results to design learning experiences and activities for child.
- Assists families when necessary in the arrangement and transportation of medical and dental appointments as required by Head Start, including designated follow-ups.
- Must plan one nutrition activity at least once each month during a home visit.
- Monitors CHDP health services and immunizations.
- Conducts health and safety checks on each home visit.
To Apply: Please mail or email resume and Employment Application.
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