Children's Home Society of Florida

  • EHS Lead Home Visitor

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Job ID
    2017-3266
    # 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 while supporting a group of EHS Home Visitors. 
     
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:
     
    Home Visitor Essential Functions:
    - Conduct weekly home visits to Early Head Start children and their families of

      a duration mandated by contract requirements.
    - 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.
    - Perform data entry into applicable databases.
    - Participate in the quality management process.


    Lead Essential Functions:
    - Review the accuracy and completeness of reports of assigned staff.
    - Assist program staff with Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and

      Attendance (ERSEA) compliance and protocols.
    - Lead program socialization planning and implementation providing guidance

      to staff and monitoring documentation of activities.
    - Advise staff of statutory mandates, agency policies and procedures, and

      programmatic requirements. 
    - Discuss case issues and provide guidance to help staff develop and make

      sound case decisions. 
    - Model, teach, and coach good case management and family engagement

      practices.
    - Utilize database reports to monitor outcomes and EHS requirements to

      support staff and/or projects assigned by supervisor. 
    -  Assist supervisors in providing training and procedural changes to staff. 
    - Serve as acting supervisor in the absence of the supervisor.


    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.

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED: All degrees must be from an accredited university.

     

    - Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Education, or Social Sciences related

      field
    - Two years experience working with young children and families in a human

      services setting
    - One year experience working as a EHS Home Visitor or similar position
    - 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 handle confidential information appropriately
    - Effective verbal and written communication skills
    - Ability to make home visits/travel
    - Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions
    - Ability to be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic

      characteristics
    - Commitment to effectively and efficiently providing customer satisfaction with

      positive service delivery results
    - Excellent organizational skills
    - Ability to work in a diverse environment
    - Excellent interpersonal skills
    - Strong attention to detail.
    - Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products
    - 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 identify and understand environmental stressors
    - 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
    - Efficient assessment skills and intervention strategies
    - Knowledge of community resources

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    NEEDED: carrying, repetitive motions, driving
    PREFERRED: climbing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking

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