TITLE: Coquille Valley Early Head Start Home Visitor
SALARY: Level V
HOURS WORKED: 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
SUPERVISED BY: Early Head Start Director
STAFF SUPERVISED: None
POSITION PURPOSE: Serve as primary case manager for EHS families enrolled in the home-based option providing EHS services as defined by the Performance Standards and work plans.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Home Visits (32 to 50 per family per year).
- Conduct weekly home visits with assigned families with follow-up documentation on ChildPlus, Creative Curriculum.net, Child Verification File, and others as required.
- Support parents as primary educators of and advocates for their child, helping parents to improve their parenting skills.
- Provide support in parent and child activities that encourage developmentally appropriate activities for the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
- Assist families in arranging and accessing required exams and screenings.
- Complete Family Information Survey, goal-setting, and Family Partnership Agreements.
- Provide and discuss community resources and their utilization.
- Conduct two group socializations per month.
- Maintain an orderly and physically/emotionally safe environment.
- Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parent involvement in the classroom focusing on both children and parents.
- Design/implement twice monthly group socializations for parents attending with their children.
- Ensure that appropriate snacks and meals are provided to children during group socialization activities following USDA nutrition requirements for the ages of children served.
- Develop and utilize lesson plans incorporating mandated elements, as well as reflecting parental and cultural influences.
- Individualize to meet the needs of each child.
- Follow bi-lingual guidance in the staff notebook.
- Maintain records, as defined in the Work Plan in a timely and efficient manner.
- Participate in recruitment activities.
- Conduct enrollment procedures utilizing the Parent Program Guide.
- d. Beyond minimum HV, may provide crisis intervention/follow-up utilizing work plan guidelines
- and crisis intervention policy.
Crisis Intervention (on-going)
- Beyond minimum HV, may provide crisis intervention/follow-up utilizing work plan guidelines and crisis intervention policy
Child Abuse Reporting Policy & Prevention (on-going)
- To see that each family receives information on agency policy & prevention guidelines.
- Follow agency procedures as mandated child abuse reporter.
- Share pertinent information on children and families.
- Pass referrals and requests for consultations on to appropriate staff.
- Regular attendance is a requirement of the position.
- Attend staff meetings, center meetings, and/or other workshops/meetings as notified.
- Maintain a positive attitude regarding ORCCA and all its programs along with the Head Start program and philosophy.
- Model behaviors that demonstrate an understanding, acceptance and welcoming of diversity.
- Maintain respect and positive communication regarding all children, families and staff.
- Maintain confidentiality of client and staff information.
- Maintain open, two-way communication with staff.
- Accept suggestions and guidance from supervisor and/or other management staff.
- Seek feedback on job performance and evaluate suggestions and guidance to incorporate in performance.
- Commit to further training. Develop an individual training plan using program tools, as appropriate.
- Communicate with supervisor regarding any needed changes or concerns with work schedule.
- Adhere to agency procedures as a mandated child abuse reporter.
- Physical ability to perform the job.
*Perform other jobs as designated by your supervisor, Project Director or Agency Director. Employees may occasionally be asked to work alternate hours and days.
- BA in Early Childhood Education or related field with/23 ECE quarter credits, (or 15 ECE semester credits) preferred
- 1) AA in ECE or 2) AA in related field (w/23 ECE quarter credits) or 15 ECE semester credits and direct experience teaching infants and toddlers required
- Paid experience working with infants and toddlers
- One year experience working with low income families preferred
- One year experience with home visitation preferred
- Knowledge of community resources
- Experience with special needs children preferred
- Regular kneeling, bending, stooping and sitting on floor
- May lift items up to 51 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations
- Ability to stay calm and make decisions in emergency situations
- Regular attendance is a requirement of the position
- Geographic Area: Coos and Curry Counties
- Primary job site: N/A
- May lift items up to 51 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Physically able to perform essential job responsibilities.
- Regular attendance is a requirement of the position.
- Licenses: A current Drivers License is required.
- A good driving record is necessary.
- Proof of automobile liability insurance @ 100,000/300,000 liability limits
- Reliable transportation
- Must be drug free
- Must be enrolled in the Oregon Employment Department-Child Care Division Central Background Registry
- Health Appraisal
- First Aid/ CPR Certification
- Current Oregon Food Handler's Card or ServSafe® Food Safety Certification
- Able to drive/travel long distances
- Ability to sit at meetings for as long as four hours at a time
- Ability to work in excess of eight hours per day and during evenings as required
ASPIRATIONS: the following is a list of aspirations that apply to all ORCCA positions
- Teamwork - We join our individual strengths together creating teams and circles of cooperation to promote innovative thinking and bring opportunity to our community.
- Partnerships - We create collaborative community partnerships to best leverage all resources available for the benefit of the community.
- Diversity - We welcome and accept differences, and honor our co-workers and clients by treating each person with equality, dignity, and respect.
- Confidentiality & Ethics - We maintain a high standard of ethics and integrity to respect the confidentiality of clients and staff.
- Physical Safety - We respond promptly to address health and safety needs or concerns for clients and staff.
- Communications - We encourage timely, open-minded, respectful, and direct communication to alleviate controversies and foster a safe, productive workplace.
- Health & Sustainability - Recognizing the importance of physical, emotional, and environmental health, we seek to inspire and model healthy, sustainable living.
- Public Relations - We recognize that each of us represents the entire agency in our public interactions and strive to act in a consistently professional and unbiased manner.
- Professional Growth - We provide an environment supportive to personal and professional growth, cross training, and advancement
SIGNATURES & DATES - The following signatures are required to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the Job Description; that essential functions are aligned with organization goals and objectives; to validate that it is clear, concise and supports compliance with legal considerations; and employee understanding of the job requirements. NOTE: Because jobs change, management reserves the right to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.
NOTE: The specific statements reflected in each section of this position description are not intended to be all-conclusive, but rather the basic elements and criteria considered being necessary in order to satisfactorily perform the duties associated with the position.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: (items to return with application)
-- Incomplete applications will not be accepted. --
You MUST have the below items included in order for your application to be processed.
- Cover letter
- Copy of any Degree
- Copy of any Certificates related to position
- References – 3 personal and 3 professional
Please send your submission to the following address:
Oregon Coast Community Action
2110 Newmark Avenue
Coos Bay, OR. 97420
Phone - (541) 435-7746
Fax - (541) 435-7762