- Time Category: Full Time
- Entry Wage: $16.08/hour
- Job Location: Carmichaels, PA
QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
- Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services or related field.
- Minimum (1) year of professional experience working with children and families facing socioeconomic issues in a professional capacity.
- Minimum (1) year of in-home service or case management experience.
- Experience related to the home base program model of service delivery preferred.
- May require a non-traditional work schedule.
- Must complete the Blueprints Family Development Credentialing course within two years of employment.
- Operate agency vehicle when required.
- Monday thru Friday, 8:00am – 3:30pm
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
- Regular and reliable attendance is essential.
- Implement the Head Start Performance Standards and other applicable regulations.
- Participate in required meetings and training opportunities which may involve out-of-town travel.
- Meet federal, state and program documentation requirements by maintaining accurate, objective, complete, timely and well-organized child and family recordkeeping.
- Supports outreach and enrollment efforts by recruiting pregnant women, age eligible children and families and communicating the program’s eligibility, selection and enrollment policies and practices to families, other service providers and the general public.
- Supports families to advocate for themselves and their children with schools, community agencies and other systems.
- Supports families to access and follow-up on treatment, support and intervention programs.
- Foster parental involvement (parent committee, policy council, advisory committees, male involvement, etc.) in specific aspects of the Head Start Program.
- Monitor child’s developmental progress at home and during socializations.
- Assist families in using resources and systems of support regularly and continuously over a period of time.
- Participate in cross-service area teams and program meetings to ensure that information about services related to family and child well-being can inform teaching
- Link families with support systems and resources and conduct purposeful follow up to determine their effectiveness
- Participate in community meetings and initiatives that increase program capacity to respond to the needs and interests of families
- Support parent-child relationships in a way that values the culture and language of the family and recognizes how different cultural influences may influence family development
- Provide opportunities for parents to learn about expectant parenting and prenatal health, the developing role of young parents (for adolescent parents), and/or about their roles as new mothers and fathers.
- Foster meaningful, reciprocal relationships between mother and child, and father and child in a manner that is both culturally receptive and responsive.
- Support parents and families in ensuring the health and safety of their infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
- Support a father’s efforts to connect with and be responsible for his child at all ages and stages of development.
- Support families in seeking support from disability/mental health services or other community agencies when there are parent-child relationship challenges that require additional services
- Engage with parents as equal partners in learning about their child while acknowledging parents’ premier role as their child’s first teacher.
- Encourage families to observe and participate in child learning and development during home visits and in classrooms.
- Engage community partners to help support the needs and goals of pregnant and expectant families and new parents.
- Provide opportunities and support parents in working toward their own literacy goals.
- Share information about children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development and the importance of the home language (with families of children who are dual language learners).
- Engage parents in conversations where child assessment data is shared and parents learn about children’s progress.
- Provide opportunities for families to connect with other families in the program or community that are working to achieve similar learning/educational goals
- Use the family partnership process to assist families with their education and training goals, and provide referrals to educational resources (GED, adult education, ESL, employment opportunities, workplace literacy, parenting skills, job training, job preparation skills, etc).
- Follow-up on referrals to ensure that families are enrolled and have the necessary supports to complete their education and/or training.
- Link families to community resources for internships, volunteer activities and other experiences that expand their knowledge and skills and build on their career interests
- Help families identify and understand quality criteria in early childhood settings as children make transitions from prenatal to postnatal services, new service options, new classrooms, or new home visitors.
- Share information about activities and everyday interactions with children that promote school readiness as outlined by the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
- Provide families with information about child development and the impact of transitions on children across early childhood and school settings
- Create safe and respectful environments where parents can lead and learn from each other and ask for the kinds of information that they find helpful as individuals and members of a group
- Responsible for obtaining and reporting Non-Federal In-Kind.
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Washington, PA 15301
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- FBI Criminal History Check
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- Sex Offender Registry Check
- Physical, TB, and Drug/Alcohol Testing
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- Educational Qualifications
- Motor Vehicle Record
- Medicaid Screenings
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- Card issued by the Federal, State, or Local Government showing your identity
- Driver’s License or State Issued Photo I.D. Card
- School Photo I.D. Card
- U.S. Passport
- Voter Registration
- U.S. Military Card or Other Draft Card
- Social Security Card
- Certificate of Birth
- Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security
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