Children's Home Society of Florida

Early Head Start Home Visitor

Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
Job ID
2018-3449
# of Openings
1
Category
Early Childhood Education
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

We’re working toward a world where all children realize their full potential…

 

When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there. Founded in 1902 to provide safe, loving homes for orphans, CHS is now one of the oldest, largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in Florida. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.

Will you join us? Are you ready to HELP CHILDREN find–and achieve–their full potential? Are you ready to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and their families? If so, we want to talk to YOU.

To provide in-home education, support and monitoring for Early Head Start participants and group socialization experiences. 

We’re seeking an experienced Early Head Start Home Visitor to support our growing needs for Early Head Start services. You’ll provide in home education, support, and encouragement for program participants with the goal of helping children meet key milestones so they are ready for school. This is an excellent opportunity for a focused and dedicated social services professional who has a passion for child development and thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.

 

YOU WILL:

  • 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.

 

YOU HAVE:

  • Working knowledge of the Early Head Start field
  • Strong organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results
  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to work well with diverse teams, clients and families
  • Resiliency, with a propensity to persevere in spite of constant change
  • A sincere passion for helping others in need

YOU NEED:

  • 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 

At CHS, we’ve created a workplace that supports what drives you personally and professionally. Competitive salaries … paid holidays … generous paid time off … flexible work schedules … and a sweet benefits suite that doesn’t just say we care about you, but truly demonstrates it!

With more than 1,900 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida. We’re an employer and career path of choice for any aspiring professional committed to growth and excellence. At CHS, we do good.

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