Early Childhood Job Center

Posting Date:
06/07/2017
Closing Date:
07/02/2017
Job Title:
Home Based Specialist - Indianola/Sunflower County
Job Position:
Home
Organization:
Save the Children Head Start/Early Head Start
Email Address:
City/Area:
Indianola/Sunflower County
State:
MS
Zip Code:
38751
Duties:
  • Coordinates the full range of home-based services;
  • Coordinates a training schedule for all home visiting staff over time;
  • Accompanies home visiting staff to observe individual children/families;
  • Provides training and technical assistance,
  • Coach, mentors and builds capacity by working directly with home based staff, parents and community partners to ensure high quality services;
  • Serves as resource person for parent training;
  • Serves as home visitor when deemed necessary for program operations;
  • Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program;
  • Maintains tracking and documentation systems;
  • Supports and assists as needed in data entry;
  • Monitors budget related to the home-based program;
  • Completes the identification, purchase and annual inventory of home-based supplies and equipment in accordance with the budget;
  • Ensures the standards for training and staff qualifications;
  • Plans and implements pre-service and ongoing in-service for home visiting staff and other staff as necessary;
  • Provides reflective supervision to home visiting staff regarding their caseloads on a regular basis;
  • Provides training and technical assistance to staff and parents based upon pertinent issues and interests expressed in family profiles to include advocacy, family-centered approach, family literacy, self-sufficiency and other topics as identified;
  • Responsible for setting up and tracking that all Home Visitors have a professional development plan that ties into an agency-wide T/TA plan;
  • Works with individual home visitors to develop training plans for obtaining CDA renewal credential and then and AA degree or higher Early Childhood Education degree.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum is a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, ECE, Child Development, Family Studies or related field
  • Experience working with families including family-centered, family-strengths model, resource and referral and/or case management required.
  • Training and experience to develop consistent, stable and supportive relationships with very young children
  • Knowledge of infant and toddler development and safety issues and methods for communicating effectively with infants, toddlers, parents and other staff.
  • Knowledge of program planning and supervisory techniques and practices.
  • Ability to supervise staff and manage a multifaceted program.
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks, possess good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgement and evaluating before making decisions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, children and parents, and outside agencies.
  • Effective communication skills good problem solving and time management skills
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  
Instructions:

Visit www.savethechildren.org.  Select "careers" and search MS postings