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Substitute Home Visitor 

Category Social Services  
Description

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Primary Responsibilities: Provide training and technical support to help parents improve their parenting skills and to assist them in the use of the home as the child's primary learning environment. Responsible for introducing, arranging and/or providing Head Start services to home-based families.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Recruit children/families, interview applicants, complete applications and enter applications into ChildPlus.
  2. Provide at least 1 home visit per week per family lasting for a minimum of 1 and ˝ hours each.
  3. Work with families to jointly plan the content of each home visit.
  4. Assist families in providing learning opportunities that enhance their child's growth and development.
  5. Onboard and engage famiies using the approved parent engagement application.
  6. Ensure all home visits over the course of each month contain elements of all Head Start program components.
  7. Model best practices and strategies to promote the cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical development of children.
  8. Conduct observations of parents and families and provide constructive feedback to assist them in fostering the growth and development of their child.
  9. Provide training and assistance to parents and families in the implementation of age appropriate activities for their child.
  10. Collaborate with parents to regularly assess each child's development, maintain documentation of child assessment, and submit assessment results/reports to supervisor as requested.
  11. Ensure that safe practices are followed to prevent injuries to children or self.
  12. Maintain sanitation and hygiene procedures.
  13. Participate in case management meetings regarding children's health and development.
  14. Provide a warm, nurturing, loving and positive environment, using positive guidance techniques and upholding the ECS Discipline policy.
  15. Develop nurturing relationships with each child that encourages his or her social and emotional development.
  16. Maintain all federal, state, local and accreditation standards. These may include those set forth by NAEYC, APPLE, ECS, DCF and Early Head Start.
  17. Provide and encourage effective communication and relationships with families so that parents feel comfortable talking about their children.
  18. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.
  19. Inform parents concerning their children's progress formally and informally, which may include parent notes, portfolios, and parent conferences.
  20. Provide leadership in following best practices in the field of early childhood education.
  21. Communicate regularly with other support staff in order to better serve children and families, including attending staff meetings, trainings, and sharing information.
  22. Provide, at a minimum, two group socialization activities per month for each child that emphasize peer group interaction through age-appropriate activities in a Head Start classroom, community facility, home, or on a field trip.
  23. Follow all nutrition requirements specified in the performance standards and provide appropriate snacks and meals to the children during group socialization activities.
  24. Ensure all home-based children are screened according to Head Start requirements.
  25. Maintain accurate child files for all children in caseload.
  26. Work with the Head Start support staff to ensure children receive the health, mental health, and/or special needs services they may be eligible for.
  27. Collaborate with designated center staff in planning and attending monthly parent meetings, workshops, training, and other parent involvement activities.
  28. Submit accurate Home Visitor reports each month.
  29. Work with families to develop Family Partnership Agreements, set goals and timelines and provide referrals to community agencies.
  30. Work with families to ensure that children are up-to-date with all required health and dental screenings and examinations and document in child's files.
  31. Perform other job-related functions as required.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:

  • This position reports to the Home Based Services Manager.
 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or GED required and DCF 45-hour training and job related experience preferred

OBTAIN WITH ONE YEAR OF HIRE:

  • Home-based CDA credential or
  • Infant Toddler CDA or FCCPS and a Family Development Credential

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • 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 for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate, and to build respectful, culturally responsive, and trusting relationships with families.
  • Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) skills highly preferred
  • Knowledge of standards set forth by Head Start, DCF, NAEYC, APPLE and any other agency to which the agency commits
  • Structured child-focused home visiting that promotes parents’ ability to support the child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development
  • Knowledge of early childhood development with respect to children from birth through age 3
  • Effective strengths-based parent education, including methods to encourage parents as their child’s firth teachers
  • Methods to help parents promote emergent literacy in their children
  • Ability to demonstrate problem-solving skills, counseling skills, and empathy toward needs of parents and strategies for helping families coping with crisis
  • Knowledge of community resources and skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures
  • Knowledge of the relationship of health & well-being of pregnant women and prenatal & early child development
  • Ability to effectively provide information in a positive, informative and patient manner
  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Ability to use the computer effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records and prepare reports
  • Ability to safely transport families to appointments, Central office, etc. when necessary

LICENSES, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile coverage
  • Satisfactory Driving Record (as outlined in Vehicle Driving Policy)
  • Complete 15 hours of in-service/professional development training hours each fiscal year (July-June)
  • Must have current First Aide and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Works in an office environment when performing administrative functions
  • Local travel to multiple homes is required

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:

  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Tags  
Salary Range Starting at $14.01  
Travel Requirements  
Position Home Visitor  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Rachel Barker  
Number of Openings 2  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number SOC-21-00062  
Open Date 12/7/2021  
Location Duval County  
About the Organization Episcopal Children's Services is a recognized leader in early childhood education serving more than 50,000 children and their families in seven counties in Northeast Florida - Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St John's. In addition, ECS recently became the new Head Start/Early Head Start grantee in Marion, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, Citrus, and Alachua Counties. As a result, we now serve another 2,500 children and their families in these areas. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation.



Episcopal Children's Services (ECS) requires those hired into this position to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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