NEKCA

EARLY HEAD START HOME VISITOR

Reference ID : 7811
Location : Newport, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


EARLY HEAD START HOME VISITOR: (2 positions) Families with children birth to three years of age in Newport are looking for a supportive, creative and flexible person to visit them in their homes to plan and implement home-based learning experiences and child development activities as well as health, nutrition and family services. The perfect candidate will have experience home visiting, working with infants, toddlers and expectant families; excellent communication skills; the ability to keep objective records; maintain confidentiality and work as a team member. Computer skills a must. Minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree required.


To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to email address below; FAX to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT 05855. E.O.E.


Duties

Responsibilities Include:

 

  • Carry out duties in compliance with HS Program Performance Standards, Vermont Child Care Licensing Regulations for Center-based Child Care and Preschool Programs, the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and NEKCA program policies
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date files on all EHS enrolled children
  • Offer weekly home visits to enrolled families that last at least 1.5 hrs. and provide a minimum of 46 visits per year (make-up visits are an hour)
  • Plan 22 playgroup opportunities in partnership with parents/guardians enrolled in EHS and offer over the course of the year
  • Provide services to expectant families according to the program performance standards and curriculum
  • Provide orientation to the program with review of the Family Partnership Handbook, the Guide to Community Resources, and with the completion of the Parent Engagement Survey and Family Interest Checklist
  • Provide a monthly newsletter to all enrolled families
  • Assist parents/guardians in co-planning for home visits, child development activities and playgroups per parent/guardian and child interests and goals
  • Promote regular attendance in EHS activities and document
  • Follow program protocol in documenting home visits, missed home visits, offer make-up visits, playgroup and parent attendance for all program offerings and all family contacts
  • Attend CSC meetings as program schedule states; consult with appropriate content area managers and consultants, document and complete follow-up
  • Attend and participate in monthly Home Visitor meetings and In-services and incorporate relevant knowledge and skills into practice
  • Conduct annual developmental and behavioral screenings in partnership with parent/guardian within 45 days of enrollment and review results with parent/guardian according to program protocol
  • Contact Disabilities Manager if screening score show a concern
  • In partnership with parents/guardian develop child goals using multiple sources of data including but not limited to screening/assessment results, parent/ guardian home visitor observations and One Plan/IEP Goals
  • In partnership with parents/guardians, based on developmental concerns, initiate and document referral process to appropriate agencies/providers
  • Assist in implementing One Plan or Individual Education Plan (IEP), for children with special needs
  • In partnership with families and appropriate community agencies/providers, participate in and ensure documentation of team meetings, evaluation process, and development of individual plans
  • Staff will document all child development, health, and disability delivery of services and follow up
  • Complete all registration paperwork with enrolled families within program timeline
  • Complete a strength-based family assessment once a year with all enrolled families according to timeline; update as needed
  • Identify and describe family goals; complete Family Plan Sheet with family and document follow-up and progress
  • Assess family resources, provide and record all referrals given to families
  • Initiate and complete, in partnership with parent/guardian, child transition activities according to program policies
  • Participate in development and implementation of community partnership activities
  • Be aware of indicators of child abuse and neglect and comply with Vermont Mandated Reporter Law and program Child Protection Protocol

Requirements

Minimum Requirements Include:

 

·        Minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent

coursework as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree

·        Experience and knowledge in child development and early childhood education services

·        Work effectively as a team member

·        Sufficient transportation to meet job requirements

·        Obtain CPR and First Aid Certification within two months of employment

·        Effective written and oral communication skills

·        Ability to work flexible hours

·        Maintain confidentiality

·        Commitment to be actively engaged in a continuing process of professional development

Experience working with young children and families


Nice To Haves



Benefits


Health & Dental Insurance

Life & Accidental Death Insurance

Long Term Disability

Supplemental Insurance Options

Employee Assistance Program

Wellness Initiatives

Pension Plan (SEP)

403b

Holidays

Vacation

Sick / Family Leave



Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Newport, VT

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