Community Action Organization
  • 28-Jul-2017 to 20-Aug-2017 (PST)
  • Head Start
  • Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • $17.17 - $18.89
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible


Position Title:

Early Head Start Home Visitor

Department:

Head Start

Open Date:

July 28, 2017

Reports to:

Program Area Supervisor

Close Date:

August 20, 2017

Work Location:

Beaverton, OR

Hiring Range:

$17.17-18.89 Hourly

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

Position Status:

Regular Full-Time (RFT)

Full-Time Equivalent:

1.00

Work Hours Per Week:

40

Number of Positions:

1

Months Active:

Year-Round

Positions Supervised:

0

                         


Under Oregon statute, after July 1, 1996, an offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the results of criminal offender information record check, and possibly fingerprinting, conducted on applicants for employment in early childhood services agencies.  Applicants who have been convicted of certain offenses or who refuse to consent to such background checks will not be hired for this position.
 The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.   Continuation of all positions is contingent upon future funding.

Position Summary:

The Early Head Start Home Visitor offers support, guidance, information, and child development services directly to families in their homes.  The EHS Home Visitor uses the home environment to help parents create rich learning opportunities that build on everyday routines to support their child's development.  The EHS Home Visitor provides support to families whose life circumstances might prevent them from participating in more structured settings, such as those who suffer severe stressors like maternal depression or substance abuse.  The EHS Home Visitor provides weekly support to approximately 12 families.  This position provides a major link between the Early Head Start program, the community, and the families it serves.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and develop an individualized program for each family in collaboration with the parents, including establishing a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect with the parents.
  • Co-plan home visits in collaboration with the parents based on ongoing observations, screenings, assessments, and parent/child interests and needs.
  • Plan and prepare written and developmentally appropriate home visit lesson plans and home visit materials to support the family's needs and educational goals.
  • Work with the parents to strengthen the family's knowledge of child development, including assisting parents to understand how children grow and learn, and planning and conducting child education activities with the parents that meet the child's intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs.
  • Assist parents in strengthening the family's knowledge of health and nutrition, including integrating health and nutrition education into the program, coordinating with other staff and parents regarding health screenings for family members, and providing information and referrals if necessary.
  • Assist parents to strengthen their knowledge of community resources and support parents in problem-solving.
  • Conduct weekly home visits, lasting 90 minutes, with the parents of each enrolled child.
  • Develop a system to collect, record, and analyze child observations and input data into Teaching Strategies Gold.
  • Share assessment data with parents using the Teaching Strategies GOLD Family Conference form.
  • Conduct developmental screenings and assessments on time to meet 45 and 90 day requirements and as needed for follow up, regular screenings, and well child visits. Input data into Child Plus.
  • Provide families with timely information and referrals to community services as needed, including medical and mental health providers and the interagency network of complimentary services.
  • Assist families with the disability services referral process as necessary and attend the IFSP meetings to support the families and assist in development and achievement of IFSP goals.
  • Conduct twice monthly classroom socializations lasting 2 hours.
  • Plan and prepare written and developmentally appropriate lesson plans, with parent input, for socializations that include curricular activities for the children as well as opportunities that support each family's parenting.
  • Work with parents to establish and maintain regular attendance for their child during socializations.
  • Schedule interpretation services as needed for families during home visits and socializations.
  • Conduct and encourage ongoing parenting education activities including monthly parent meetings, parent participation in Policy Council, and other special gatherings.
  • Submit and maintain records including accurate and complete information about screenings, assessments, referrals, home visitation activities and socializations according to Agency confidentiality policies and procedures.
  • Attend regularly scheduled planning and team meetings.
  • Develop and maintain a respectful relationship with team members, assisting in fostering a collaborative team and environment that values trust and diversity.
  • Develop and maintain respectful and collaborative relationships with Community Action staff and outside agency members such as interpreters and EI teachers/staff.
  • Responsible for understanding and implementing the appropriate Policies and Procedures and Performance Standards as prescribed by the Community Action Early Head Start Program.
  • Strictly adhere to all safety policies and procedures at all times and respond/correct any at-risk safety issues immediately.
  • Strictly adhere to agency code of ethics and standards of workplace behavior.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs including regular and reliable attendance and adherence to all company workplace behavior standards.

Marginal Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Other marginal functions and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Education/Training/Experience:

  • Education: Minimum of a Home Visitor Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or equivalent coursework as part of an associate's or bachelor's degree. Applicants with an infant toddler CDA will be considered and must be willing to obtain a Home Visitor CDA on or before August 1, 2018. Transcripts, diplomas and/or Child Development Associate Credential certificates are required to validate educational requirements.
  • Experience: Minimum of one year of relevant experience and demonstrated knowledge in infant/toddler (ages birth-3 years) development, education, health, nutrition, and safety as well as family dynamics and adult learning principles.
  • Must be able to successfully pass applicable background and Oregon Central Background Registry checks prior to new hire processing and beginning actual employment.
  • Completion of appropriate Fit for Duty and TB Testing according to Head Start regulations prior to date of hire.
  • Knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.
  • Knowledge of appropriate safety practices.
  • Skill in communicating and motivating people.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, objective and complete records in a confidential manner and in accordance with program deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and creatively to solve problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with families.
  • Intermediate computer literacy and familiarity with applications such as databases and spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail and internet.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's or advance degree in social science, early childhood development or related social services degree with experience working with infants and toddlers, and families. Transcripts, diplomas and/or Oregon Registry Step Certificates are required to validate educational requirements.
  • Experience and knowledge of Washington County Social Services and/or experience helping people identify resources, strategies and networks.
  • Prior Head Start or Early Head Start program experience.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English, written and verbal.

Required Licensing or Other Special Certifications:

  • Access to reliable transportation for home visits, valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance.
  • Current Oregon Registry Step Certificate (or acquired within 90 days from date of hire).
  • First Aid/CPR certification or acquired within 30 days from date of hire.
  • Food Handler's card acquired within 30 days from date of hire.

Required Physical Demands of Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work is conducted mostly in client home and classroom environments.  Must be able to travel to and from homes and access homes using stairs and or uneven pavement.
  • Moderate phone use. 
  • Moderate use of video terminal and keyboarding.
  • Ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in home, classroom, and outdoor play areas.
  • Physical ability to move quickly in order to redirect children for the purpose of ensuring a child's safety or the safety of others in the environment.
  • Ability to respond appropriately both physically and mentally to en emergency or crisis situation, such as to provide CPR and/or First Aid to an infant or child up to age 3, to evacuate a building, etc.
  • In normal work day, may stand/walk __4__ hrs/day; may sit _4_ hrs/day; may drive _10 hrs/week; may use hands for repetitive grasping, pushing and pulling, typing and fine manipulation _2_ hrs/day; may use hands at or above shoulder level for _1_ hrs/day.
  • In normal work day, may bend, squat, and/or climb frequently. Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor or in small chairs.
  • Work is light in nature, occasional lifting up to 20 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs. Occasional lifting of a child weighing up to 60 lbs.
  • May require walking or standing to a significant degree, or sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Special Note on Central Background Registry Requirement:

In order to be offered any position within our Head Start program, you must be currently enrolled in Oregon's Central Background Registry.  If you are not currently enrolled, you may still be considered for this position, but no offer of employment may be extended to you until this requirement has been completed.  For information on how to enroll in Oregon's Central Background Registry, please visit www.childcareinoregon.org or call the Office of Child Care at 1.800.556.6616.

How to Apply for this Position:

To be considered we must receive a completed Community Action Employment Application form.  You are welcome to also include a cover letter and resume at your option.  Transcripts may be required for certain positions.  Applications can be completed on our website: www.caowash.org or you can print off the application to complete or pick up the application form at either of our following locations:

Hillsboro 1001 SW Baseline St, Hillsboro OR 97123

Beaverton 5050 SW Griffith Dr, Suite 101, Beaverton OR 97005

Be sure to submit your application in a timely manner.  If you choose not to complete an online application, you can send your completed application form, optional resume and cover letter and any other required documents via fax at 503.357.6057.  If you prefer to mail your application be sure to mail attention Human Resources at the Hillsboro office address above.

All application submissions will be acknowledged with a receipt notification. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you. 

All current Community Action employees are encouraged to apply for openings at Community Action which they are interested in.  For current employees, some qualifications may be met by an equivalent combination or education and experience at the discretion of the employer.

Benefits:  All regular full-time (RFT) status positions of 0.50 full-time equivalent or higher are eligible for our outstanding benefits package including:

  • Generous paid sick and vacation time
  • 12 0bserved holidays
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Free life and long term disability insurance
  • Medex travel assistance
  • Employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Rich and diverse mission-based working environment

COMMUNITY ACTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Community Action is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state equal employment opportunity laws.  Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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