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Head Start Home Visitor

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

CAPSC offers a number of benefits including:

  • 403(b)
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Earned time-off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays a year

The HS Home Visitor is responsible for providing a high quality comprehensive program for 11 preschool-age children and their families, in their home, on a weekly basis. Emphasis is placed on teaching parents about their child’s development and assisting them in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities to do with their child, using the home environment, to help prepare them for school. The Home Visitor also acts as a social service resource person and helps families to develop goals for themselves that will strengthen their family and promote their self-sufficiency.

Requirements:

The position requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (Bachelor’s Degree preferred).

Responsibilities:

• Must be able to work independently
• Assists families in identifying family resources and needs
• Works with families and children on a scheduled one-to-one weekly basis in their homes for a minimum of 90 minutes
• Maintains confidentiality of family records and information
• Encourages and promotes the family’s achievement of self-sufficiency
• Participates in all appropriate trainings and meetings
• Integrates all Head Start content areas during home visits
• Maintains and periodically updates Family Profiles with each family throughout the program year
• Helps in assessing families’ needs in areas of health and safety, nutrition, education and mental health and makes referrals as necessary
• Maintains up-to-date accurate written records through Child Plus and child files
• Maintains flexibility regarding: caseload, geographic area to be covered, facilities used, scheduling, etc.
• Participates in recruitment as needed
• Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with other agencies, schools and resources in the community
• Plans and implements socialization opportunities for the children and families in their caseload twice a month (16 times a year)
• Maintains a positive and productive attitude regarding the Head Start Program and the Agency when interacting both within Head Start and with the greater community
• Demonstrates through positive words and actions respect for and acceptance of income eligible families

Parent Involvement:
• Encourages parent participation in monthly parent committee meetings and special program events
• Promotes parents’ active participation in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher through modeling, providing child development information, resource ideas, etc.
• Helps parents assess their child’s development and then plan activities to enhance growth and development

Social Service
• Makes referrals and transports families, using a program vehicle, to community services appointments when necessary (helps family brainstorm other means of transportation first)
• Assists parents in fully utilizing all available community resources
• Acts as a liaison and advocate between community resources and Head Start families

Education
• Educates parents on their child’s development and assists them in developing learning activities for their children, using the home environment
• Organizes and facilitates group socialization experiences for the parents and their Head Start child, twice per month

Health
• Assists families, when needed, in finding a medical home and having their children’s physicals, immunizations, dental check-ups, and any follow-ups that are needed, completed
• Must plan nutrition activity during a home visit at least once each month

How to Apply:

Please submit resume via email to capjobs@straffordcap.org.

Job Location:

Rochester

Date Added: September 9, 2019

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