Early Head Start Home Based Visitor

It is an exciting time to join Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC)!

Under the supervision of the Education Program Manager and in accordance with Head Start (HS) Federal Program Performance Standards, California Department of Education (CDE), California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Childcare Licensing Division (CLD), and Mission Neighborhood Center’s (MNC), the Early Head Start Home Based Visitor is a unique position that will provide a planned child development program of educational experiences in the home environment; provide comprehensive services to strengthen and support relationships between infants, toddlers and their parents and provide links to community resources to help achieve family goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

Interacting with Children

  • Conducts weekly home visits facilitating children and parents (e.g. nutrition, self-care, social, motor skills, language skills, etc.) for the purpose of optimizing development of each child and helping to enhance parenting skills. Uses English language in order to assist ESL learners to acquire English language skills and to expand the language skills and vocabulary of the English-Speakers.
  • Conducts weekly home visits implementing academic, behavior, family events, health and nutrition plans (e.g. literacy activities, stories, songs, math/science activities, art, etc.) for the purpose of achieving program objectives.
  • Assists families in the utilization of learning opportunities for their child by the development of educational activities using available household materials and activities that naturally occur in the home.
  • Use positive discipline techniques in guiding children’s behavior.

Assessing Children

  • Monitors conversation, manners, cleanup activities, listening, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior.

Curriculum Preparation

  • Plans and develops with parents an individualized program using weekly educational activity plans based on their child’s assessment and incorporating identified family’s strengths and needs.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates with parents and group socialization experiences.

Communication with Parents

  • Acts as a support and resource person for families for the purpose in case managing specific needs with families, advocating for parents and encouraging parent involvement in the program.
  • Establishes a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect for families.
  • Fosters the view and practice in parents that they are their child’s first and most important teacher and reinforces this concept with practical suggestions for its continual development.
  • Support and assist parents and children through the transition from home to center based care.

Administration

  • Ongoing work with enrollee’s parents to assess child’s growth and development and share findings and offer parental support to apply findings and plan activities which foster their child’s needs.
  • Complete referrals for further evaluations to appropriate staff members.
  • Accurately maintain current child and family records through all phases.
  • Ensure scheduled adherence for all infant and toddler immunizations, health and dental screenings and maintain completed treatment records.
  • Maintain flexibility in changing planned activities according to children’s interests.

POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Require a High School Diploma or GED; must be enrolled in college education working towards an AA degree in Early Childhood Development, ESL and/or General Education in accordance with an individualized Staff Development Plan developed with the Education Mentor Coach.

Experience:  Must have a 16-hour certification in training and experience in the principles of child health, safety and nutrition.  In addition, must have experience in an infant / toddler setting and meets the California Community Care Licensing requirements, including 24 ECE Units including core course as listed on the Child Development Permit Matrix; which include Core, 6 Units Infant/Toddler, 2 Units in Adult Supervision (preferred) and 16 Units in General Education in specific subject areas.  Current or Previous Head Start Parent, preferred.

Requirements:

  • State of California Child Development Associate Teacher Level Permit
  • Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ)
  • Current Immunizations (TB, Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Clearance of Child Abuse Index
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Must be register with the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry
  • Must attend trainings that are required by funders (might be an evening or Saturday)

Language(s)Fluent in English/Spanish

How to Apply
If you are qualified and interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter with Early Head Start Home Based Visitor in the subject line to hr@mncsf.org

Please do not contact us by telephone. Please visit our web site for additional information on our Company web-site at: www.mncsf.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.