Home Visitor, Resource and Referral

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 1/13/2017

Child Care Resource Center Palmdale, CA

Palmdale, CA
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Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Associates Degree


Job Posting
General Summary:

Welcome Baby Home Visiting is a universal home visiting program for high-risk and high-need postpartum women and their families funded by First 5 LA. It is a family-centered and strength-based model that values the client as the authority on her own experience and as fully capable of fulfilling her own potential for growth. Clients may be experiencing the following: domestic violence, homelessness, mental health issues, coping with a special needs diagnosis, and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) involvement. Under the direction and supervision of the Home Visiting Supervisor, the Home Visitor will conduct home visits using the Parents as Teachers curriculum and will be responsible for supporting families, conducting assessments and providing primary parent education in the areas of breastfeeding, attachment, child development, family wellbeing, and home safety. They refer clients to community-based supports, as needed.

Key areas of responsibility include the ability to:
* Conduct a minimum of two home visits per month for up to 20 families in accordance with the Parents as Teachers curriculum and the activities approved in the program contract. 50%
* Collect, enter and report data accurately and on time as requested by Home Visiting Supervisor, Manager and Resource & Referral Director. 15%
* Plan and facilitate monthly family Group Connection meetings with a focus on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, or family well-being. 15%
* Conduct child and family screenings and assessments in a timely manner. 10%
* Support the development and maintenance of a community resource network to link families as needed. 5%
* Participate in regular reflective supervision activities. 5%

Education & Experience:
* Minimum Associate s Degree, Bachelor s Degree preferred, equivalent college semester units or equivalent experience in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development or related field required, or any combination of education and experience which would enable the candidate to successfully perform the functions of the position. Minimum 6 units of infant/toddler development course work strongly desired.
* Minimum two years experience working with young children and/or parents in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Home Visiting, or Head Start preferred. Experience working with infants and toddlers strongly desired.

Specialized Training:
* Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) or Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), or willingness to be trained as CLE preferred.
* Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM), or willingness to be trained as CEIM, preferred.

Position Requirements:
* Experience working with low-income high-need families, and the ability to honor social, cultural and ethnic diversities of clients.
* Empathy, warmth, and the ability to communicate effectively with clients using a strength-based and client-centered approach to establish ongoing supportive relationships.
* Knowledge of infant, toddler, and child development; child health requirements; and early childhood education best practices.
* Familiarity with trauma informed care and the effects of domestic violence, child abuse, parental alcohol and/or substance abuse, and perinatal depression on child development, parenting, family health, and general functioning.
* Ability to assess families across a broad spectrum of areas, recognizing professional boundaries and the need for consultation from other disciplines.
* Knowledgeable about local community resources and ability to refer families to appropriate agencies.
* Ability to honor confidentiality & familiarity with HIPAA compliance.
* Skill in organizing and maintaining accurate records.
* Skill in writing to articulate concepts and ideas in notes and reports.
* Ability to work a non-traditional work schedule including evenings and weekends in a variety of settings that may include family homes, parks and other locations in the community.
* Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the public; work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues.
* Ability to converse, write and translate in Spanish preferred.
* Proficiency in Windows-based programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Data entry experience required.
* Complete annually required competency-based professional development hours in order to remain certified in Parents as Teachers curriculum.
* Criminal Records (e.g. Livescan Fingerprinting), Child Abuse Index Check, Sexual Offender Registry, Health and Tuberculosis (TB) test clearances required.
* Must have use of an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and a valid California Driver's License with an acceptable driving records substantiated by a copy of DMV records.

Ability to work a non-traditional work schedule including evenings and weekends

To apply, visit our website at www.ccrcla.org or click on

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