Foothill Family - El Monte, CA
The Home Visitor provides home visiting and family support services in the Early Head Start home based program. The Home Visitor (HV) will provide early childhood education in the family’s home, maintain enrollment, connect with services, and work with the family towards their child’s development and family goals. The HV will do outreach and coordinate services for EHS families.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Foothill Family empowers children and families to achieve success in relationships, school, and work through community-based services that advance growth and development.
- Conducts at least one weekly home visit lasting a minimum of 90 minutes to each enrolled family to provide child development education, family support and educational opportunities to families.
- Ensures that all service components are incorporated and that parents actively participate in home-visits.
- Delivers child development curriculum during home visits and in family group activities.
- Conducts home visits for pregnant women and provides fetal development education, family support, and health and nutrition referrals and information.
- Ensures Head Start performance standards are incorporated in services provided to pregnant women.
- Assists in the planning and execution of bi-monthly socialization groups for families enrolled in the EHS Home-based program option.
- Conducts screening and developmental assessment of participating children.
- Works with families to develop appropriate goals as part of family partnership agreements.
- Encourages parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance and other aspects of the Early Head Start Program.
- Monitors and evaluates children’s health status, medical appointments and nutrition.
- Uses Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, to perform essential functions.
- Participates in the ongoing quality improvement process.
- Recruits EHS eligible families for home-based model.
- Provides health, safety, nutrition, and parent education, as well as information on disabilities services and transition information to head start programs to families.
- Makes appropriate internal and community referrals for identified family needs.
- Works collaboratively with other program areas to ensure family needs are addressed appropriately.
- Develops and maintains good working relationships with their supervisor and their EHS home based team.
- Works collaboratively with assigned therapists and community partners to provide services to EHS children and families as determined by their individual learning and family plan.
- Maintains case records of own case activity and completes in a timely and comprehensive manner.
- Complies with client service provision, documentation requirements and rules and regulation as specified by the Agency and funding sources.
- Prepares for and participates in meetings, training sessions and other activities pertaining to program or Foothill Family Service as directed by their supervisor.
- Prepares for supervision and is able to incorporate their supervisor’s input into services provided.
- Represents the Agency at community meetings, provides in-service training to other agencies and Foothill employees, and consults with other agencies and head start programs, and represents the Agency at recruitment events.
- Collaborates within the Agency and the community as directed and/or necessary for attainment of program goals.
- Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomics characteristics.
- Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures employees are abiding by safety practices; takes action when employees put themselves or others at risk.
- Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
- Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
- Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- A home-based Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher or Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 12 units of Early Childhood Education-Child Development including core courses (Child Human Growth and Development; Child, Family and Community or Child and Family Relations; and Program Curriculum) or AA Degree or higher in Early Childhood Development, Child Development.
- Family Development Credential and/or must obtain the Family Development Credential within 18-months of hire date.
- Demonstrated competency to plan and implement home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including for children working with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate and to build respectful, culturally responsive and trusting relationships with families.
- Must be familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
- Experience working with infants and toddlers, and/or families and some previous case management preferred.
- Experience in Home Visiting, the creative curriculum, and working with an electronic record keeping software system preferred.
- Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage and prioritize duties are necessary to be successful in this position.
- Initiative and flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm.
- Extremely detail-oriented; high level of accuracy.
- Ability to effectively and successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic/ethnic groups.
- Ability to be an excellent representative of the Agency to the community.
- Affinity for working with pregnant women, young children and parents.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Detailed oriented, following up on concerns, and understanding the systems which help insure quality of service and accurate record keeping.
- Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team member.
- Knowledge of early childhood development and community resources.
- Effective screening and assessment skills and intervention strategies.
- Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and families.
- Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients.
- Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the California state required auto insurance liability limits.
- Bilingual Spanish required.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee regularly performs the essential functions of the job at the client’s home and a community facility for group socializations. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Foothill Family is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and veterans.