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Early Head Start Home Visitor

Southern NH Services

Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to helping people help themselves since 1965. Services are provided to Hillsborough and Rockingham counties and the agency employs over 450 employees.

You are looking for the opportunity to make a difference, find your purpose and love your career. As a part of our team at Southern New Hampshire Services, you’ll be making a direct impact on your community, taking the weight off of the shoulders of your neighbors and creating roadmaps through tough places for those in need. You will be part of real change, seeing lives transformed daily. Find your place with us!

OUR CULTURE & VALUES

  • We celebrate growth and challenge our team members to develop new skills for career advancement through experiences within our organization.
  • We value a positive, supportive work environment where teamwork is the foundation for accomplishing our mission of Helping People and Changing Lives.
  • We believe every person should be awarded every opportunity to succeed equally and that a diverse, inclusive workplace allows our community to thrive.

BENEFITS & PERKS

All eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Access to agency-paid Health, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Plan including company contribution
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid agency holidays 

Summary: Provide services for infants, toddlers and their families enrolled in the Early Head Start home based program. Plan and carry out weekly home visits with families and provide parent education and referrals to needed services.  

This position is 35 hours per week/52 weeks per year.

Benefits:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance plans
  • Retirement program with a 10% employer contribution after 1 year
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, & holidays
  • Agency Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff wellness program
Requirements:

The candidate will have a degree in Child & Family Studies, Human Development, Social Work, or related field with Early Childhood Education coursework and Infant/Toddler experience preferred; Prior experience in case work, community organizations, and working with small groups; Understanding of principles of child health, safety and nutrition, adult learning principles and family dynamics; Ability to communicate and motivate adults; Ability to be flexible with time for evening home visits, meetings, and possible weekend parent activities.  Must have valid New Hampshire driver’s license, carry adequate automobile insurance and be able to provide proof of insurance.

Physical Requirements:  

In the SNHS, Inc. Child Development Program, a home visitor should expect to:

  1. Kneel to address children at eye level.
  2. Demonstrate motor activities that may include running, hopping, jumping, dancing, and full body motions.
  3. Be able to run after a child in peril.
  4. Lift children in emergency situations.
  5. Nurture children who may need consoling in the case of challenging behavior.
  6. Get on the ground with children in case of fire and help them crawl to safety.
  7. Sometimes get kicked and hit during exuberant play.
Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Build positive and strength based partnerships with parents, within professional boundaries, coaching families in the process of identifying family development goals. Support families in creating and implementing family plans.
  2. Conduct weekly, 90 minute home visits with each assigned family and complete appropriate documentation.
  3. Act as a family coach, enhancing the role of the family in planning, presenting, and evaluating each home visit and socialization. 
  4. Plan and carry out group socializations at least two times per month.
  5. Provide parent education such as health & safety, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, parenting, and budgeting.
  6. Recruitment of families for all program options. 
How to Apply:

Apply online at: http://www.snhs.org/jobs/
Visit our website at www.snhs.org for more locations and opportunities

SNHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary Range:

$16.10 - $18.05 per hour based on education and experience

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: September 22, 2021

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