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Company: City of Lakewood
Job Title: Full-Time Early Head Start Home Visitor
Job Category: NON PROFIT
Job description:  
JOB SUMMARY
The Early Head Start (EHS) Home Visitor serves as primary case manager for EHS families enrolled in the home-based option. The Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining an open, friendly and cooperative relationship with participant families; providing support to pregnant women and their partners; and promoting positive parent-child relationships. Additionally, EHS Home Visitors assist in strengthening the families' knowledge of health, nutrition and child development; and support parents in problem-solving and awareness of community resources.

BENEFITS
The City of Lakewood has an extensive benefit package including but not limited to:•Medical, Dental, and Vision with very competitive rates
•Employer paid Life & Disability insurance
•A minimum of 11 paid holidays
•8 hrs of sick time accrual per month
•8 hours of vacation accrual per month
•Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250
•Employer matched pension
•A robust wellness program
•Free access into all of Lakewood's recreation centers

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Conduct weekly 90-minute home visits and twice monthly group socialization with 8-12 assigned families.
Provide case management services to children and families enrolling in the City of Lakewood Early Head Start home-based option.
Plan and deliver services that comply with the Early Head Start Performance Standards.
Explain EHS program regulations to parents and support ongoing compliance with program requirements.
Obtain, monitor, and support ongoing compliance with health requirements including dental/medical requirements, nutrition and mental health, and early intervention services via the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center.
Administer developmentally appropriate screenings and ongoing assessments for children utilizing Ages and Stages Questionnaires and Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system.
Assist pregnant women in accessing comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care.
Conduct outreach, recruitment and enrollment functions for EHS families throughout the calendar year.
Follow all mandated child abuse reporting procedures.

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS
Develop and retain a working knowledge of community health and social service resources, including services for children with disabilities, and assist families to utilize these resources.
Conduct family assessments and assist parents in developing individualized Family Partnership Agreements which include: identifying family strengths; goal setting; meeting timelines; developing strategies and monitoring ongoing follow-up services.
Provide parent education and child development training to parents to assist them in developing the skills necessary to become the primary teacher of their child.
Input, edit and update family case notes, assessments, and health related information into the Child Plus database system.
Maintain accurate and timely documentation of services in each child's case file.
Maintain the confidentiality of client information in accordance with program policies and standard operating procedures.
Attend all trainings in order to perform home visitation using the Parents as Teachers curriculum.
Transports self to participants' homes on a daily basis for the purpose of conducting a home visit lasting at least 90 minutes.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Supervision Received:
Receives general supervision from the Classroom Coordinator.

Supervision Given:
None.

Education:
Minimum Requirements: Child Development Associates Certificate (CDA) or the ability to complete a CDA within six months of hire and one year early childhood experience in a licensed childcare classroom setting or a home visitor program with children birth – five years of age.
Or
Associates Degree in Early Childhood or Human Services field with 15 early childhood semester credits.
Or
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood or Human Services is a preferred degree.

Experience:
One year experience with infants and toddlers is preferred.
One year experience working with low-income families preferred.
Home visitation experience preferred.


Licensure/Certification/Registration:
Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certificates.
Must have a valid Driver's License and a good driving record.

KSA's and Physical/Mental Reqs:
Must be able to work independently and as a team member.
Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner.
Requires prompt and regular attendance.
Ability to work effectively with families, infants, and toddlers.
Computer literate; data entry experience required.
Acceptance of diversity and ability to work comfortably with the public.
Ability to organize and complete work assignments to meet established deadlines
Knowledge of Head Start/Early Head Start regulations is preferred.
Knowledge of and/or ability to access relevant community resources required.
Bi-lingual language skills in English and Spanish is a preferred qualification.
Ability to pass a Criminal background check and physical is required.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Health Care Clearance:
TB test required
Medical statement verifying that employee is in good mental, physical and emotional health appropriate for the position before job offer and annually as required by program.

Lifting and Carrying:
The Early Head Start Home Visitor will set up a classroom environment for group socializations with families two to three times a month. This will require the ability to be able to lift equipment used in child-care facility and support small children aged 0-3 years of age weighing up to 40 pounds.

Pushing and Pulling:
The Early Head Start Home Visitor will set up a classroom environment for group socialization activities with families two to three times each month. For this purpose the employee:
Must be able to push or pull playground equipment, i.e., tricycles, wagons, swings, etc.
Must push or pull boxes weighing up to 40 pounds into and out of storage twice a month.
Must be able to move tables and chairs when serving snacks and cleaning; need to transport children in a wagon in an emergency.

Body Positions:
Moves about, bends, sits on floor, and stands in activities with young children and families.
Sits at desk for data entry on desktop computer.

Hearing:
Employee must hear and be able to communicate effectively with all children and families in the program.

Vision:
Employee uses vision to read handwriting and other written communication, including families' and children's individual plans.
Must be able to monitor children's activity effectively during socializations.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Mathematics:
Must have basic math skills.

Remembering:
Must be able to remember families' and children's names and abilities, home visit schedules and details of individual plans.
Must be able to remember policies and procedures and apply them in daily work.

Language Ability:
Must be an effective oral and written communicator with both children and adults.

Reasoning:
Must be able to handle crisis situations appropriately.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in an office environment and in clients' homes.
Travel is required to conduct weekly home visits.
Hours are usually weekday; daytime hours, some evenings may be required for training.

EQUIPMENT USED
Telephone
Photocopying equipment
Personal computer
Printer
Laminator
Fax Machine
Sports equipment
Arts and crafts supplies
Cleaning supplies such as brooms, mops, etc.
Food warmer/microwave/stove
Dishwasher
Washer/dryer
Wagon
Stroller








Skills:  
Education:
Minimum Requirements: Child Development Associates Certificate (CDA) or the ability to complete a CDA within six months of hire and one year early childhood experience in a licensed childcare classroom setting or a home visitor program with children birth – five years of age.
Or
Associates Degree in Early Childhood or Human Services field with 15 early childhood semester credits.
Or
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood or Human Services is a preferred degree.

Experience:
One year experience with infants and toddlers is preferred.
One year experience working with low-income families preferred.
Home visitation experience preferred.


Licensure/Certification/Registration:
Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certificates.
Must have a valid Driver's License and a good driving record.
Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: 14.37-20.11 USD annual
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Other Information
 
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 1
Job Location: Lakewood - Colorado - USA
Zipcode: 80226
 
Post Date: 06/20/2016
 
Contact Information
 
Company: City of Lakewood
Contact Name: City of Lakewood
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