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Teacher II or III / Home Visitor

Company: Episcopal Children's Services Inc
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Description:$1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS!!! APPLY NOW TO JOIN OUR PRESCHOOL AND HELP SHAPE LITTLE MINDS!!!GENERAL DESCRIPTION:Primary responsibilities: Provide training and technical support to help parents improve their parenting skills and to assist them in the use of the home as the child's primary learning environment. Responsible for introducing, arranging and/or providing Head Start services to home based families.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:Recruit children/families, interview applicants, complete applications and enter applications into ChildPlus.Assist in implementing a culturally sensitive educational program that is developmentally appropriate for each child's age and language.Provide at least 1 home visit per week per family lasting for a minimum of 1 and hours each.Work with families to jointly plan the content of each home visit. Ensure daily plans are individualized based on each child's developmental status and promote the cognitive, language, literacy, social emotional, and physical development of children in alignment with the ECS School Readiness Goals.Assist families in providing learning opportunities that enhance their child's growth and development. Purposefully interact with the children and families.Onboard and engage families using the approved parent engagement application.Ensure all home visits over the course of each month contain elements of all Head Start program components.Model best practices and strategies to promote the cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical development of children.Conduct observations of parents and families and provide constructive feedback to assist them in fostering the growth and development of their child.Provide training and assistance to parents and families in the implementation of age appropriate activities for their child.Collaborate with parents to regularly assess each child's development, maintain documentation of child assessment, and submit assessment results/reports to supervisor as requested.Ensure that safe practices are followed to prevent injuries to children or self.Maintain sanitation and hygiene procedures.Participate in case management meetings regarding children's health and development.Provide a warm, nurturing, loving and positive environment, using positive guidance techniques and upholding the ECS Discipline policy.Develop nurturing relationships with each child that encourages his or her social and emotional development.Maintain all federal, state, local and accreditation standards. These may include those set forth by NAEYC, APPLE, ECS, DCF and Early Head Start.Provide and encourage effective communication and relationships with families so that parents feel comfortable talking about their children.Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.Inform parents concerning their children's progress formally and informally, which may include parent notes, portfolios, and parent conferences.Provide leadership in following best practices in the field of early childhood education.Communicate regularly with other support staff in order to better serve children and families, including attending staff meetings, trainings, and sharing information.Provide, at a minimum, sixteen group socialization activities per program year for each child that emphasize peer group interaction through age appropriate activities in a Head Start classroom, community facility, home, or on a field trip.Follow all nutrition requirements specified in the performance standards and provide appropriate snacks and meals to the children during group socialization activities.Ensure all home-based children are screened according to Head Start requirements.Maintain accurate child files for all children in caseload.Work with the Head Start support staff to ensure children receive the health, mental health, and/or special needs services they may be eligible for.Collaborate with designated center staff in planning and attending monthly parent meetings, workshops, training, and other parent involvement activities.Submit accurate Home Visitor reports each month.Work with families to develop Family Partnership Agreements, set goals and timelines and provide referrals to community agencies.Work with families to ensure that children are up-to-date with all required health and dental screenings and examinations and document in child's files.Perform other job-related functions as required.(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:This position reports to the Family Services Manager or Manager of Center Operations.Requirements:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:High School Diploma or GED and a Home-based CDA credential; orHigh School Diploma or GED and an Infant Toddler CDA or FCCPC and a Family Development Credential; orA degree with 8 semester credits in early childhood education, human development and/or family sciences or a related field SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:Demonstrate competency to provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, plan and implement learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment and promote children's progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.Knowledge of standards set forth by Head Start, DCF, NAEYC, APPLE and any other agency to which the agency commitsStructured child-focused home visiting that promotes parents' ability to support the child's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical developmentEffective strengths-based parent education, including methods to encourage parents as their child's firth teachersMethods to help parents promote emergent literacy in their childrenAbility to demonstrate problem solving skills, counseling skills, and empathy toward needs of parents and strategies for helping families coping with crisisKnowledge of community resources and skills to link families with appropriate agencies and servicesKnowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting proceduresAbility to effectively provide information in a positive, informative, and patient mannerAbility to work independently with little direct supervisionAbility to use the computer effectivelyAbility to communicate effectively both orally and in writingAbility to maintain confidential informationAbility to plan and organize work as well as maintain records and prepare reportsAbility to safely transport families to appointments, Central office, etc. when necessaryLICENSES, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATIONS:Valid driver's license with automobile coverage including liability and uninsured motorist coverage in amounts of at least $50,000Satisfactory Driving Record (as outlined in Vehicle Driving Policy)ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:Works in an office environment when performing administrative functionsLocal travel to multiple homes is requiredESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)Ability to communicate both orally and in writingAbility to lift up to 50 lbs.(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.) Home Visiting duties are temporary and job title and responsibilities will update once center-based services can be provided to the children. At that time, positions available will include:Family AdvocateCenter ManagerHead Start TeacherCenter Support Assistant

Keywords: Episcopal Children's Services Inc, Gainesville , Teacher II or III / Home Visitor, Education / Teaching , Gainesville, Florida

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