Bi- Lingual Early Head Start Home Visitor
A vacancy for a full-time Bi- Lingual Early Head Start Home Visitor position exists within the Head Start Program in the Division of Student Services of the Chester County Intermediate Unit. The successful candidate will be fluent in Spanish and English.
Summary of Position:
The Early Head Start Home Visitor meets with parents weekly, implementing the selected curriculum in order to ensure that families have adequate supports to ensure the health and development of their child and family from age birth - three. The Early Head Start Home Visitor also coordinates socialization opportunities for families and all comprehensive supports needed.
Education and Experience
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Ablility to aquire CDA credential within 18 months
- College training in area preferred.
- Previous experience in childcare demonstrating ability to relate well to children desired.
- Must have Act 34, Act 151 and FBI Fingerprint Clearances.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Create and maintain a respectful partnership with families.
- Drive to family home and deliver health, educational, nutritional and child growth and development information to parents via weekly meetings.
- Coordinate with parents to ensure that immunizations, health screenings, and nutrition assessments are complete and necessary follow up occurs.
- Complete family partnership agreements, developmental screenings and all other required assessments with families in a timely manner.
- Assist and support families in locating resources and scheduling appointments with community resources that best meets their needs.
- Provide support in parent and child activities that encourages developmentally appropriate activities for the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
- Plan socialization activities twice monthly that are designed to meet the needs of all children including those with special needs, those who are gifted, and those who are culturally diverse.
- Integrate all Head Start components into classroom time.
- Develop and utilize lesson plans, which promote the social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Early Head Start children with regard for the family culture and dynamics.
- Individualize activities to reflect the student’s unique strengths and needs.
- Provide an atmosphere and activities to encourage parental involvement and encourage parents as their child’s first teacher.
Planning, Preparation, and Documentation:
- Review each child’s goals and develop individual plans designed to promote current learning and attend to nutritional, health, and social issues.
- Maintain accurate paper and electronic records inclusive of health information, assessments, IFSP documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, and other required forms.
- Parent Meetings and Coordination
- With the Head Start Family Service Workers, organize and facilitate Parent Committee meetings that include parent education and information relative to current Head Start policies and curriculum.
- Coordinate opportunities to support education of parents as their child’s first teacher.
- Staff Trainings and Miscellaneous
- Participate actively in staff meetings, trainings, and activities as requested.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
$23,865.09 (0-1 years exp) $26,260.00 (11- 13 years exp) $29,831.36 (29- 31 years exp)
8 hrs. per day; 260 days a year
Equal Opportunity Employer
Chester County Intermediate Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Chester County Intermediate Unit ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Chester County Intermediate Unit has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources at 484-237-5085.