Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Early Head Start Home Visitor

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Job ID
    2017-3242
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Early Childhood Education
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Founded in 1902 to care for orphans, CHS is now among the oldest, largest and most respected private nonprofits serving children and families. Expanding from early roots in adoption and foster care, CHS offers an array of specialized services designed to nurture children and grow families. Last year, CHS delivered hope to more than 139,000 children and adults.

    Responsibilities

    PROGRAM NAME: Early Head Start 
     
    OBJECTIVE:  To provide in-home education, support and monitoring for Early Head Start participants and group socialization experiences. 
     
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:


    - Conduct weekly home visits of at least 90 minute duration to 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 Early Head Start Programs.
    - Monitor and evaluate children’s health status, medical appointments and

      nutrition.
    - Provide information and referral as needed.
    - Advocate on behalf of program participants.
    - Document program activities and progress.
    - May transport clients.
    - Use Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, to perform essential

      functions.
    - Perform data entry into applicable databases.
    - Participate in the quality improvement process.
     
    This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements. Hourly rate: $14.25

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED:  All degrees must be from an accredited university.


    - Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Education, or Social Sciences
    - Two years experience working with young children and families in a human

      services setting
    - Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire 
     
    PREFERRED:
    - Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate
    - Previous experience working in a social services organization 
     
    SKILLS:


    - Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect client
    - Ability to build trusting relationships with clients
    - Ability to drive a passenger van
    - Ability to empathize with others
    - Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
    - Ability to identify and understand environmental stressors
    - Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions

    - Ability to make home visits
    - Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and

      families
    - Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
    - Ability to understand and maintain professional boundaries
    - Ability to work flexible hours as required
    - Awareness of socio-cultural characteristics of service population
    - Efficient assessment skills and intervention strategies
    - Effective verbal and written communication skills
    - Knowledge of community resources 
     
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    NEEDED: carrying, driving
    PREFERRED: climbing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking

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