Home Based Specialist - Indianola/Sunflower County
Save the Children Head Start/Early Head Start
- 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.
- 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).
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