SUMMARY: Conducts an effective comprehensive Home-Based Program following the Federal Headstart Performance Standards. The Home Visitor through home visits and group socials provides child development, social, health and parent involvement services to families and children.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Involves parents in educational activities to enhance their role as the primary educator through weekly scheduled home visits. Emphasizes the home as the primary learning environment.
- Schedules and conducts weekly 1 hour 30 minute home visits with parents and children in their home.
- Recruits children on a year round basis. Completes an enrollment interview with each family (includes application).
- Uses a team approach with parents to develop activities to meet their children’s needs and in creating goals to meet those needs.
- Plans and conducts orientation home visits for parents, informing them of all Headstart services.
- Advises appropriate content area management of health, nutrition, social services, mental health, disabilities and educational concerns as needed.
- Responsible for record-keeping, collecting data, preparing reports, maintaining children’s files, updating information regularly and submitting information to the Central Office in a timely manner.
- Reports cancelled home visit concerns to Lead Home Visitor or Home Base Coordinator every Friday. Assists families in creating a plan to improve participation in home visits.
- Encourages families to assume responsibility for their children’s required health screening and maintaining accurate health records.
- Involves parent participation in home and group activities.
- Participates in scheduled training.
- Responsible for knowing Headstart guidelines and regulations, operational Policies and Procedures, and Home Visit Manuals.
- Completes written observations after each home visit and Group Socialization.
- Participates in staff meetings to prepare socialization activities, plans monthly parent training and/or parent activities, and discusses progress and problems of the program. Proactive planning is expected.
- Conducts 32 home visits per child and 16 bi-monthly group socials per calendar year.
- Maintains strict confidentiality of families/children information and records in accordance with AVCP Headstart Confidentiality Policy.
QUALIFICATIONS: The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have strong computer skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires a thorough understanding of the culture and the needs of the Tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. Strong written, oral, organizational and analytical skills are required. Bilingual Yup’ik/English preferred. Demonstrated ability to work in rural bilingual and intercultural programs. Demonstrated commitment and respect for the health and welfare of young children and families. Demonstrated respect for the family as the child’s first teacher and ability to work with adults as well as children. Ability to represent Headstart well in the local community. . Must be able to travel in and out of region as required in small aircraft and to use the Headstart Center for lodging when traveling. Must pass a Physical Examination, TB test and criminal records background check. Native Hire Preference.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School graduate or GED required. College experience is preferred. Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age. Knowledge of adult learning styles is preferred. Preference for present or past Headstart parent.
CERTIFICATION: Must have obtained the CDA or State Certificate within three (3) years of hire.
Closing Date: October 23, 2022