Careers at Human Services Association
Posted: March 25, 2021
Full-Time Employee (12 months)
$16.00 - $19.00 per hour
PROGRAM: Early Head Start
STATUS: Full Time - Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Child Development Supervisor
HOURS PER WEEK: 40
TERM: 12 Months
The Home-Based Educator provides child development services, social services, health services and parent involvement services to families, including home visits, socializations, advocacy and crisis intervention in accordance with federal, state and program guidelines. Responsible for delivering prenatal education and home-based education, as defined by Head Start Performance Standards, to families and services, which include planning safe and developmentally appropriate experiences for pregnant women, infants and toddlers in-home settings that are appropriate to the needs of each family. Develops and implements partnerships with families, including collaboration on child goals. Assists families with building on their strengths and develops plans to address areas of concern.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide child development, parent education and family support during home visits to families of infants, toddlers and expectant mothers.
• Plan for and facilitate parent-child interactions, socialization groups.
• Provide developmentally appropriate curriculum and a caring, nurturing, and soothing environment for infants and toddlers.
• Develop, in partnership with parents, an individual development plan for each child.
• Develop child goals with each family and support families in achieving their goals.
• Complete home visits, and other responsibilities
• Establish and maintain a current and accurate record keeping system, within program procedures, with adequate provisions for confidentiality.
• Ensure all child education files are up-to-date and accurate.
• Implement goals, policies, procedures, and activities designed to provide the full range of child development and family support services in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, including assist families with obtaining health services, and health and other child/family data retrieval, as part of ongoing case management.
• Participate in IFSP, as required.
• Complete weekly reports that identify progress in meeting school readiness program goals.
• Participate in staff meetings.
• Report to work at scheduled times and maintain good attendance.
• Perform all duties in a timely and professional manner.
• Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.
• Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops and/or conferences, as the budget allows.
• Perform other duties assigned and reasonably within the scope of the duties described above, including travel out- of-state for training, work evenings and some weekends.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Basic principles of child development and early childhood education.
• Knowledge of community resources preferred.
• Record-keeping and basic report preparation techniques.
• Operation of office equipment.
• Computer knowledge
• Good writing and record-keeping skills.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Apply Head Start Performance Standards.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Plan and organize work and meet schedules and timelines.
• Handle difficult situations and provide crisis intervention referrals to assigned families.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish).
• Ability to read, speak and write with proficiency in the English language.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Preferred candidate will have either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education or in a related field.
• Must possess a minimum of six (6) Infant/Toddler units.
• At least One (1) year of experience in early childhood education, social services, or a family support program.
• Early Head Start/Head Start experience
• Home Visiting experience
• Daily driving is required. Must provide own vehicle, valid California driver license and proof of full insurance coverage.
• First Aid certification, Child CPR certification.
• Health screening.
• Negative tuberculosis screen (required).
• TDAP or DTAP clearance (required)
• MMR Clearance (required)
• Must pass criminal background check.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job or that an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Home-Based Educator work location can be in any one of the following cities: Bell Gardens, Huntington Park or South Gate, CA. As needed, the Home-Based Educator will do daily home visits, drive to different site locations and training sites (this includes HSA’s main office, Clarendon office, or location to be announced). The majority of the job duties are performed within the home setting which includes but is not limited to the following: working with the parent and child, preparing lesson plans, required child documentation (i.e.; ASQs, E-LAP, etc.), and conducting parent conferences and home-visits. These tasks require the following physical demands which include but are not limited to: constant walking, bending; occasional lifting (25 pounds), pushing, squatting and climbing stairs (as needed). The employee will complete required teaching documentation (as indicated in the job description) in the office, a location with moderate noise levels, peanut free, and that is a non- smoking facility.
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