Do you want to help first-time parents improve the health and well-being for their child? Want to engage with a pregnant mom and assist her throughout her pregnancy? Do you want to make a difference in a family and child’s life? If you answered YES to any of these questions and you have prior supervisory experience, then we have the job for you!
We are looking for a supervisor to manage the Early Head Start (EHS) Home Visitor team. The Early Head Start Home Visitor team provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services to eligible pregnant women, infants, toddlers and their families through a series of weekly home visits and scheduled socializations activities. The team will design, plan and carry out developmentally appropriate experiences that meet all component areas of Head Start.
This position will provide regular reflective supervision, coaching, observations, and feedback for staff to provide high quality comprehensive Early Head Start services.
Ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum.
Promote children's progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, including for children with disabilities and children who are dual language learners, as appropriate.
Build respectful, culturally responsive, and trusting relationships with families.
Works closely with the EHS management team to ensure provision of quality services for children and families through on-going monitoring and program improvement process.
Works with EHS management team and staff to help address identified gaps in and barriers to service.
Provides outreach in a culturally appropriate way to various segments of the community for promotion of goal achievement by existing families and development of relationships with others for the benefit of families, program and Agency.
Ensure home visitors have skills needed to execute:
Structured, child-focused home visiting that promotes parents' ability to support the child's cognitive, social and emotional, language and literacy, and physical development and approaches to learning
Effective, strengths-based parent education, including methods to encourage parents as their child's first teacher
Early childhood development for children from birth through age 5
Methods to help parents promote emergent literacy in their children from birth through age 5, including use of research-based strategies to support the development of literacy and language skills for children with limited proficiency in English
Determination of health and developmental services the family receives and the ability to work with service providers to eliminate gaps in service, e.g., annual health, vision, hearing, and developmental screening for children from birth to entry into kindergarten, when needed
Strategies for helping families coping with crisis
The relationship of health and well-being of pregnant women to prenatal and early child development
Love working with children? Then this is the job for you! Come help us nurture children and families!!!
$750 sign-on bonus!
14 paid holidays
Up to 13 paid vacation days
Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, and vision.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field.
Experience in the early childhood field is required.
Two years of supervisory and/or direct home visiting service experience in Early Head Start or related program.
Training and experience in providing/receiving Reflective Supervision preferred.
Must have knowledge and experience in child development, principles of child health, safety and nutrition, adult learning principles and family dynamics.
Experience in facilitating community education/health promotion programs for infants, young children and their families preferred.
Must be able to effectively plan, organize and implement educational activities.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Good interpersonal skills and able to interact well with families.
Sound organizational and time management skills to manage high and varied activity level.
Exhibits initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Ability to be an excellent representative of the agency to the community.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to read and write complex material.
Ability to administer a complex program by being detail oriented, following up on concerns, and understanding the systems which help insure quality of service and accurate record keeping.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team leader and team member.
Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
Ability to gather, analyze, and utilize data efficiently and effectively; and create useful reports to communicate with others.
Being an active listener and critical thinker.
Current First Aid & CPR certification or ability to obtain within 4 weeks of hire.
The Children's Center, a non-profit agency, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. Our mission is to nurture and educate children and their families. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.
The Children's Center Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the community. Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5. Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at-risk families.