DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood Services
LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York
REPORTS TO: Education and Disabilities Coordinator
SALARY: $28,000-$30,000 annually. Salary commensurate with professional experience. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K plan and 24 vacation day per year.
DATE: October 2021
JOB SUMMARY: The Home Visitor will provide high-quality, culturally competent child development and parent support services with an emphasis on the role of the parent as the child's first and most important relationship. The Home Visitor will also assist with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments while supporting the larger system of Family, Health and Nutrition Services.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
- Minimum - High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and Home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or Equivalent Coursework as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree (60-90 college credits in Social Work, Human Development or Early Childhood Education preferred).
- Experience working with young children and understanding of principles of adult learning.
- Experience working with and knowledge of community resources.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with family, staff and community members.
- Ability to foster and maintain positive, professional relationships with participating families.
- Ability to use public transportation and travel independently.
- Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- Excellent computer skills including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and Google email.
- Bilingual English/Chinese or English/Spanish strongly preferred.
- Successfully clear; NYS DOI Fingerprint Screening, NYS Central Registry Clearance, Sex Offender Registry Clearance, three (3) reference checks, physical examination with updated TB test, Tdap, MMR, varicella (fees may apply).
- Meet all employee health requirements in Article 47 (DOHMH) and Head Start performance standards.
- Mandated Reporter training certificate (every two (2) years) and comply with agency’s policy and procedure regarding identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect.
- Obtain First Aid/CPR and Preventive infectious diseases certificate within the first year of employment.
- Meets all health requirements in Article 47 (DOHMH) and Head Start Performance standards.
- If hired, Grand Street requires all potential employees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direct supervision of the Education and Disabilities Coordinator, the Home Visitor shall be responsible for:
- Maintaining a caseload of twelve (12) participants.
- Providing 90-minute weekly home visits to support parents/guardians in their roles as primary caregivers and to facilitate the child’s individual development within their home environments.
- Providing regularly scheduled home visits with enrolled pregnant women to ensure access to comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care and to provide prenatal education on topics such as fetal development, labor and delivery, postpartum recovery (including maternal depression), and the benefits of breastfeeding.
- In collaboration with the Education Coordinator and assigned staff, planning and implementing developmentally appropriate, parent/child focused Group Socializations twice per month.
- Assisting parents in identifying strengths and goals leading to school readiness.
- Working in collaboration with families to identify goals for themselves, their families and their child, and developing objectives for meeting those goals for the Family Partnership Agreement.
- Record Keeping: Enters child and family information into the approved child tracking system database (COPA & ACS/DOE systems). Assist with collecting child health medicals and dentals along with entering health related data into COPA. Submits reports as needed and requested, such as monthly summary tracking reports, and etc. Maintains and provides data for the annual Program Information Report (PIR). Records, monitors and follow-up on referrals for support services for reporting requirements and ensures that all documentation is current in child’s file and in compliance with Head Start/DOHMH regulations.
- Assisting families in accessing and utilizing community resources, including arranging transportation when necessary.
- Facilitating and supporting the participation of home-based families in program governance and program planning and assessment.
- Record-keeping and reporting to ensure compliance with Head Start regulations and high quality programming.
- Helping families as necessary to arrange and keep medical and dental appointments required by EHS.
- Working collaboratively with supervisor and program specialists/consultants (health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities and education) to ensure achievement of family goals, school readiness, and program compliance.
- Active, ongoing participation in program recruitment and intake efforts.
- Maintaining flexible schedule, including some evenings and/or Saturdays.
- Attending and participating in professional development, staff meetings, and reflective supervision sessions.
- Ability to lift 35 pounds.
- Perform other duties as assigned from time-to-time as needed.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (EOE)
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position you are applying for. If selected, we ask that you provide us with three (3) professional references that we can contact (at least one (1) professional reference should be from a former supervisor). Please click or use the link below in a search car and apply online through our career center.
No phone calls, please.
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