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Westside Community

Home Visitor (1718-106)

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TitleHome Visitor
Posting ID1718-106
Description

SUPERINTENDENTS’ EARLY CHILDHOOD PLAN

 

Job Title: Home Visitor

 

Job Description:

A full-time home visitor (1 FTE; 40 hours per week) will be hired to implement the birth – age 3 home visiting component at each of ten sites implementing a birth to third grade approach through the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan, with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2015.  The home visitor will serve a caseload of 15-20 children.  Hiring and direct supervision will be conducted by the building principal in collaboration with staff from the Buffett Early Childhood Institute.  Funding is provided through the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recruit pregnant women and/or families with children between birth and age 3 from the local school area to participate in the program.
  • Participate in developing, scheduling and delivering the home visiting program activities including home visits, parent-child group meetings, transition to school activities, and other programmatic activities.
  • Provide regular, individualized home visits to each family 3 times per month using the selected home visiting model and curriculum.
  • Conduct child screenings, share results with parents, and make necessary referrals to appropriate providers for follow up assessment as needed.
  • Collaborate and communicate with a variety of community partners to promote the mutual access of children and families to community services that are responsive to their needs.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and technical assistance, including collaborative teamwork within and across participating schools.
  • Participate in the evaluation of the home visiting program and the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan implementation through documentation of program activities and assessments.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood development and education, child, youth and family studies, family science, social work or closely related field with coursework directly related to infants and toddlers.
  • Knowledge of early development with an emphasis on infant/toddlers, early language and literacy.
  • Knowledge of families living in poverty and functioning under conditions of high stress.
  • Experience working with racially, culturally, or linguistically diverse children and families.
  • Experience working in a home visiting, infant/toddler early childhood, or parent education program that includes developing and leading developmentally appropriate interactive group experiences with parents and children between birth and age 3.
  • Experience collaborating with a variety of community agencies working with children and families.
  • A good driving record, reliable vehicle and personal auto insurance for making home visits to families (mileage reimbursed). [as necessary per each school district decision]

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual skills to work with ELL children/families in the local school area.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated capacity to work as a team player.
  • Ability to develop strong, mutually respectful relationships with families and other community partners.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills that blend well with the critical need for flexibility and initiative.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in different aspects of the position.
  • Strong computer, written and oral communication skills.

 

Additional Considerations:

The home visitor position is a full time/full year (12 months) position that completes job responsibilities within a flex schedule that best meets the needs of the families/children enrolled, the staff and the school.  This may include late afternoon or early evening home visits, parent-child group activities, or other meetings.  Annual salary no more than $40,000.


Application Procedure:
Apply online

 

Westside Community Schools is an EEO employer

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$40,000.00 / Per Hour
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/10/2018
End Date01/25/2018