Provide service coordination to families and guide parents in providing developmentally appropriate learning activities for their children through weekly home visits as outlined in the Early Head Start Performance Standards.
· Conduct weekly home visits to families that are no less than 90 minutes, and include all necessary components based on family needs, and per the families learning style. This includes Social Services, Parent Involvement, Health and Safety, Nutrition, Child Development and Special Needs services to families.
· Maintain ongoing assessments for each child, which include Developmental Observations, ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE screenings, and parent feedback.
· Provide information to assist parents in gaining knowledge about child development, which will support them in encouraging their child`s growth and school readiness.
· Team with parents to develop individualized lesson plans that include parent goals and interests.
· Develop and review monthly an ongoing family goals that address the needs of families. Assist and support families in meeting those goals to achieve self-sufficiency.
· Track all referrals and resources made and identify gaps in services.
· Recruit children and families meeting Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) program requirements for services within the identified service area.
· Complete applications; obtain proof of birth, and proof of income to determine eligibility for services.
· Work cooperatively within the program and with community partners to plan and conduct transitional activities from one educational setting to the next.
· Identify, refer to, and work cooperatively with local community agencies and providers to ensure comprehensive services to meet family needs.
· Complete data entry into Data Base System, per assigned due dates, and update as needed.
· Collect, track, maintain, and coordinate children’s health requirements with the health services staff.
· Partner with parents to plan two (2) group socializations per month and four (4) PACT nights per year.
· Follow budget guidelines for nutrition activities/ socializations.
· Assist families in pursuing educational and professional development opportunities.
· Provide prenatal mothers with information, training, and support to meet both baby and mother`s needs.
· Transport families as per program requirements to support family needs/ goals.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
· Familiarity with theories and principles of adult education, child development and early childhood education and social services.
· Ability to communicate with 0-3-year-old children and adults on their level and instill trust, confidence, and self-worth.
· Knowledge of community resources and program resources.
· Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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