ECPS3 - Head Start Home Visitor - West Boone Center
SALARY: $3,198.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 09/27/19
CLOSING DATE: 10/21/19 04:00 PM
Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Head Start Home Visitor in the Head Start/Early Head Start Division.
Under general supervision of the West Boone Center Manager, the Home Visitor is responsible at the site level for providing educational services and support to infant/toddlers and their families through a combination of weekly home visits and twice-a-month socializations as defined in the Head Start/Early Head Start Federal Performance Standards. The primary role of the Early Head Start Home Visitor is to facilitate the role of the parent as the child's first and most important teacher, and to support the family in understanding and using the home as a learning environment for their child. This position will provide resources and coordinate services in the areas of child development, health, nutrition, and social services, working in partnership with the parent in implementing educational curriculum for their infants and toddlers.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Schedule, plan and conduct weekly 90 minute child focused home visits for each enrolled child and/or prenatal parents that promote the parent's ability to support the child's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development and reflects the changing needs of infants and toddlers. Provide postpartum visit as required. *
- In partnership with parent, conduct screening and ongoing assessment of their child's development within established timelines; track progress using assessment results and program's home-based curriculum to jointly plan child development goals, experiences and individualized learning opportunities, including children with disabilities. *
- Create and maintain respectful, professional and culturally responsive partnerships with families. Promote positive parent-child interactions and support development of parenting skills. *
- Promote and assist parent/family engagement in planning and implementing with parent for home visits, group socializations experiences, participation in program governance, and the overall Head Start/EHS program. *
- Collaborate with families to assess needs and to establish family development goals and document the collaborative process in family partnership agreements. Act as a liaison and advocate between community resources and families. *
- Conduct health screens for vision, hearing, height, weight, and head circumference; assist families in obtaining well child exams, dental exams, immunizations; and other health screenings or treatment as needed or required. *
- Provide relevant health resources on topics such as physical development, breastfeeding and nutrition, oral health practices and injury prevention and safety as needed. *
- Establish and manage thorough and current confidential files for each enrolled child and family documentation. Enter and maintain electronic database of service provision for assigned caseload and program reports. *
- Provide information about community resources and support families in connecting with mental health consultants or other community agencies and organizations as needed. *
- Act as a liaison and advocate between community resources and families. *
- Recruit, determine eligibility, register and enroll families. *
- Request, purchase and maintain supplies to support child development goals. *
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within the community; represent and promote HS/EHS at community events and committees, as assigned. *
- Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *
* Indicates this is an essential duty.
This position is designated a bargaining unit position and union membership is no longer a condition of employment.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS)
- A Bachelor's degree or higher in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, or closely related field with coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education or social sciences, from an accredited institution.
- Infant/Toddler positions require coursework and/or additional training. If minimum qualifications are not met at time of hire, employee is expected to acquire the necessary educational credits/credentials to meet the above listed minimum qualifications of the position within 12 months of date of hire.
- Knowledge of early childhood education theory and practices, including child development, developmentally appropriate practices, primary caregiving, observation and ongoing assessment, individualizing, planning, special services, referrals, developing and maintaining a classroom environment and routines, and child management.
- Knowledge of early childhood health and safety standards and practices, nutrition, adult learning principles, parenting education and family dynamics.
- Knowledge of health and social service delivery systems within the community and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English.
- Ability to understand and utilize data in decision-making and program implementation.
- Ability to utilize office computer programs and maintain accurate and thorough electronic and manual files and records.
- Ability to obtain 30 hours of STARS basic training or provide proof of exemption.
- Ability to be self-directed and focused on all aspects of work.
- Ability to work collaboratively with peers, community agencies and within the college system.
- Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
- A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
- The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS)
- Two years of experience in early childhood education, working with children ages one month to three years, pregnant mothers, and their families.
- Experience with primary caregiving and attachment and bonding theory.
- Experience in working with low income families from a variety of cultural groups, especially English Language Learners (ELL).
- Prior experience providing in home assessment services
- Experience or knowledge of community health and social service providers.
- Knowledge/Experience with ChildPlus database.
- Knowledge/Experience working with adult learners.
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
* TOTAL COMPENSATION: $53,794. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
- Work is equally performed in indoor temperature controlled office environment, and outdoor uncontrolled elements.
- Work is active in nature.
- Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
- Visual focus and strain.
- Work directly with students/clients.
- Work in an environment of frequent interruptions and distractions.
- Move up to 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
- Frequent kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing and twisting.
- Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
- Frequent repetitive reaching, grabbing, and stretching.
- Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Full-time schedule (12-month, 40-hours a week)
- 6-month probationary period; may be extended up to 12 months
- Post-Offer medical exam which includes tuberculin screening and submission of documentation indicating Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccination or immunity.
- Criminal history/child abuse information check at employment
- This position is overtime eligible.
- Requires local or regional travel on daily basis to provide in-home services. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
- CCS online application.
- Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
- Comprehensive resume. *
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
- College transcript(s) * - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.