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Early Head Start Home Visitor

Department: Child Development
Reports To: EHS Home Based Supervisor
Status: Temporary or Regular status, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: 13 ($17.55 to $19.48 per hour)
Location: New Holly, Tukwila, Educare, or High Point
Closing Date: Posted until filled
 
Scope
Child Development Department staff support the Neighborhood House mission framework and Strategic Plan by contributing to the school readiness of low-income children and supporting their parents, care givers and community. Within a home-based model, the primary responsibilities of the Early Head Start (EHS) Home Visitors are to support parents in promoting the optimal development of their children. Parents receive assistance in gaining essential skills and resources to improve their lives. EHS Home Visitors serve highly diverse families using dynamic, developmentally appropriate home-based programs designed to encourage and support the development of children and their families. They provide specialized, one-on-one care with enthusiasm, respect and a passion for helping others. 

Responsibilities
  • Plan and implement a dynamic, developmentally appropriate home-based program for pregnant women, parents, and children ages birth to three.
  • Plan and implement group socializations for families.
  • In collaboration with other program staff, provide comprehensive services through weekly home visits to approximately 10 to 12 families.
  • Work with parents to create a family development plan that supports parents in achieving goals. Develop positive and effective relationships with families.
  • Teach parents the importance of developing secure attachments with their children.
  • Utilize a strengths-based approach and affirm parents’ capacities for successfully raising their children.
  • Identify social service needs and refer case management issues to the Family Engagement Coordinator.
  • Encourage parent participation on the Policy Council, parent committees, and other community groups.
  • Maintain accurate, complete records on all assigned families. Respect confidentiality.
  • Meet required reporting responsibilities.
  • Recruit and enroll families into the Early Head Start program.
  • Attend all required staff meetings, and participate in staff training as well as other professional development opportunities.
  • Work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
  • CDA certificate plus two years experience promoting healthy growth and development with infants and toddlers; AA or BA/BS in ECE or related field preferred.
  • Experience in planning activities, observing children’s behavior, and supporting and facilitating parents’ learning of their infants/toddlers’ development and behavior. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of adult education. Ability to assist parents in devising and implementing strategies which will enable them to maintain or work towards a stable and self-sufficient lifestyle.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess families in a holistic fashion that incorporates education, social services, health, nutrition, and self-sufficiency issues.
  • Ability to work sensitively with low income families of diverse ethnic, language and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of computer software such as Word or Excel.
  • Willingness to comply with established agency performance standards which may include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service orientation, embracing a team player orientation, entrepreneurialism, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to comply with Head Start Standards of Conduct by promoting the unique identity of each child and family; conforming with program confidentiality; following child supervision and guidance policies; and refraining from soliciting or accepting personal gratuities, favors, or anything of significant monetary value from contractors or potential contractors.
  • Must have reliable, independent transportation for frequent travel between sites and to client homes.
  • Current Health Exam (must be obtained prior to employment {PS 1304.52})
  • Current screening for tuberculosis (must be obtained prior to employment; rescreen as necessary{PS 1304.52}).
  • Current First Aid certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Current CPR certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Current Food Handlers certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Current Blood Borne Pathogens training certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Child Protective Services Training (within 2 weeks of employment).
  • Department of Early Learning portable background check
  • Must pass Neighborhood House Background Check Requirements.
Desired Qualifications
  • Current or former Head Start and Early Head Start parents receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
  • Bilingual ability in Amharic, Chin, or Burmese.
  • Experience working with groups and/or families from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Benefits
Click here for more details about our benefits program.
 
Employment Practice
Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
 
Application Procedure
Submit agency application PDF along with resume and cover letter. For your convenience, we offer several ways for you to submit your completed application: 

  • Email:
    nhjobs@nhwa.org
  • Fax:
    (206) 923-6776
  • In Person or Mail to:
    8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday

    Neighborhood House
    1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 510
    Seattle, WA 98144
    Attn: Human Resources
For more information
Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to nhjobs@nhwa.org