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Early Head Start Home Visitor

Company: Childrens Home Society of Florida
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: August 5, 2022

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Overview:
Since opening our doors in 1902, CHS became a part of Florida's history.CHS has been committed to growing and evolving to provide the right services and solutions to address the needs of children and families throughout the changing times. Every day, our team works with parents and kids to empower them and encourage them. With innovative technology solutions and a dedicated, experienced team throughout the state, were changing the face of foster care and positively impacting children and families lives for generations to come.Join our team to continue to do good and create history serving Florida's children and families!The Early Head Start Home Visitor provides high quality in-home education, support, and monitoring, as well as group socialization experiences, for Early Head Start program participants that drives designated program outcomes. This involves conducting weekly home visits, facilitating group activities, and reporting on participant progress. Overall, the Early Head Start Home Visitor contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that position CHS as the leader in delivering proactive behavioral health, case management, community and early childhood solutions for children and families.WHY JOIN CHS?Uplifting mission-driven work cultureMake an impact in your community and become a part of Florida's history!Growth and professional development opportunitiesGreat benefits package, including generouspaid time off and holidaysPrimary Job Functions1. Provide high quality in-home education, support and monitoring, as well as group socialization experiences, for program participants that drives designated program outcomes.Conduct weekly home visits of at least 90-minute duration with Early Head Start children and their families.Deliver child development curriculum during home visits and in family group activities.Facilitate family group activities and socialization experiences.Provide education and support services to families.Conduct screening and developmental assessment of participant children.Work with families to develop appropriate goals as part of family partnership agreements.Encourage parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance and other aspects of the program.Monitor and evaluate childrens health status, medical appointments and nutrition.Provide information and referrals as needed.Advocate on behalf of program participants.Document program activities and progress.Transport clients as needed.Implement home-based learning experiences following the home visiting curriculum.Promote clients progress as described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five; including children with disabilities and dual language learners.Build respectful, culturally responsive, and trusting relationships with families. Use Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, to perform essential functions.Perform data entry into applicable databases.2. Contribute to an engaging, positive work environment. Develop a strong knowledge base and stay current on Early Head Start issues and trends.Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality process.Comply with CHSs code of conduct, policies, procedures, and other obligations.Assist with training other team members and providing back up when necessary.Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond Values in the performance of all job duties.Job QualificationsEducation, Licenses and Certifications:High school diploma or GED equivalent, required, with Home Visitor/Infant-Toddler Children Development Associate (CDA) credential, required, OR:Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent college/university coursework (with at least 6.0 hours in Early Childhood/Child Development), OR:Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Elementary Education (with certification to work with birth to 6th grade), or related field.Experience:Experience working with children, ages birth to five.Two years experience working with young children and families in a Human Services settingKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of:Early Childhood/Child Development - Various community resourcesSkills and proficiency in:Planning, organization and time managementOral and written communicationInterpersonal relationship building, collaboration and teamworkComputer systems and MS Office, including Word, Excel and OutlookAbility to:Interact effectively with children and families from diverse backgroundsSet appropriate limits and boundaries with clients; act decisively to protect clients, when necessaryAssess and apply proper intervention strategiesIdentify and understand environmental stressorsRecognize importance of social, economic, environmental factors in the development and resolution of personal/family problemsBe sensitive to service populations cultural/socioeconomic characteristicsPerform under strong demands in fast-paced, diverse environmentHandle confidential information appropriatelyPerform at a high level of autonomy, with minimal supervisionWork on multiple tasks while maintaining a high attention to detail, accuracy and quality Commit to providing high levels of customer satisfaction with positive service delivery resultsDrive a passenger vanDemonstrate the behaviors of the CHS Common Bond ValuesBe energetic, passionate, and adaptable with a deep commitment to social service, empathy for children and families and a positive approach to embracing and managing changeTogether, good can be done.

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Keywords: Childrens Home Society of Florida, Kissimmee , Early Head Start Home Visitor, Other , Kissimmee, Florida

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