Home Visitor

Job DutiesJob Qualifications Job Duties Responsibilities

This person has responsibility for providing child development activities for children & families.

Conduct weekly ninety (90) minute home visits to infants and toddlers and their families. Prepare for and supervise two group socialization activities a month, each meeting lasting two hours, for families and their children. Participate fully in monthly supervision and training meetings. Home Visitor is familiar with and often consults the Head Start Program Performance Standards. Implement the curriculum that the CF EHS program has selected for the home base option that is developmentally and culturally appropriate for families. Promote parent participation in curriculum planning, program governance, and overall program participation. Educate parents about the importance of preventive health care by teaching them about screenings used in the program as well as what to expect during doctor s visits (well child checks and prenatal appointments).

Conduct screenings and ongoing assessments of young children s development in a timely, accurately and family friendly manner. Understand and follow California child abuse laws for mandated reporters, including attending required annual trainings and filing Suspected Child Abuse Reports (SCAR) when necessary. Develop, in collaboration with the family, individual plans that identify strengths, goals and needs of each family on your assigned caseload. Document this collaborative process in family partnership agreements at least once every six months. Monitor and incorporate educational experiences including transition and activities in the home visits relevant to child s physical health, safety, nutrition, dental health, and mental health, at least once on a monthly
basis. Collaborate with community agencies to access prevention and intervention programs and services to meet the needs of families. Act as a liaison and advocate between community resources and Early Head Start families. Assess the specific strengths and needs of each pregnant woman, family and child. Involve parents in the educational activities of the program to enhance their role as the principle influence on their infant/toddler s education and development and to increase their understanding, skills and experience in child growth and development. Assist in scheduling appointments for families with community agencies. Implement transition activities to provide seamless services for families and children into Head Start or other placement as determined by the family.

Work with parents to build an accurate and complete health history for each enrolled child, including documentation of well child checks and copies of immunization certificates. Inform the Health Services Manager of any chronic or acute health conditions to ensure that each expectant mother and enrolled child receive services for disabilities, dental, health, and mental health as necessary. Notify parents of screening results and track follow-up care. Maintain confidentiality of family records and information. Plan, schedule and reschedule weekly home visits, make-ups and staff cancellations. Work in partnership with other members of the Children First, Early Head Start Program staff to develop and implement service plans for the child and family.Any other duties assigned per request of Home Based Education Manager.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Qualifications Qualifications

Minimum of (24) units of Early Childhood Education-Child Development including core courses (Child Human Growth and Development; Child, Family and Community or Child and Family Relations; and Program Curriculum). Or a California s Teacher Credential Required.

Experience in home visiting or center based childhood programs Required.

Knowledge of local community resources Required.

Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards Required.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred Required.

Demonstrated computer skills (Windows/Word and Excel) Required.

Capacity to problem solve, handle crisis, and work with low-income families in a human service setting Required.

Approach to working with families that is empathic, nonjudgmental, respectful, and professional Required.

Willingness to work primarily in home of families in residing in high-risk communities Required.

Flexibility with respect to time and days able to work as well as to works tasks Required.

Current CA driver s license, own transportation and insurance Required.