Employment Opportunities

Home Visitor - Partnership for Community Action, Clarkston, Georgia

Location

  

815 Park North Blvd
Clarkston, GA 30021
United States

Base Pay

  

$16.23 / Hour

Employee Type

  

Full Time 12-Month EE

Job Category

  

Social Services

Contact Information

Email

  

hrmanagement@pcaction.org

Description

Position Objective

The Home Visitor’s responsibilities are to continually learn and identify strategies to improve the services we provide to Early Head Start families as well as provide direct services to parents and children. This position will also consist of building positive relationships with parents and children and to act as a link between the family and the community. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect. 

Essential Job Functions – The core job duties and responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Conduct weekly 90- minute home visits to young children and their families.
  • Carry out “curriculum” for child development in the context of the home and during group “socialization” experiences.
  • Establishes supportive, reciprocal relationships with families.
  • Facilitate group “socialization” experiences and other family group activities.
  • Provide education and support services to families.
  • Conduct screening and ongoing assessment of young children’s development.
  • Collaborate with families to establish family development goals, and document this collaborative process in family partnership agreements.
  • Promote parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance, and the overall Head Start program.
  • Monitor and educate parents with respect to children’s health status, including medical follow-up, physical health, dental health, mental health, and nutritional intake.
  • Act as liaison and advocate between community resources and Head Start families.
  • Complete documentation of home visits, socialization experiences, and other relevant activities.
  • Interprets Head Start performance standards and concepts to parents.
  • Works as a team member with HS/EHS Center Staff and the rest of the HS/EHS employees.
  • Adheres to all PCA policies, procedures and personnel guidelines.
  •  Enter and maintain all HS/EHS service area information into the Child Plus database.
  • Assists with recruitment/assessment of applicants for Early Head Start services.
  • Maintain confidentiality of family records and information.
  • Participate in all required training and meetings and share learned information with staff.   

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Family Studies.
  • Minimum 2 yrs. experience working with children and families in a Human Services setting.
  • Experience with identifying and problem resolution.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people in an empathic, non-judgmental, respectful, and professional manner.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite Applications (i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Child Plus Database experience (preferred).
  • Knowledge of DeKalb and Rockdale community resources.
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain First Aid, CPR and Fire Safety certification.
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain an annual Physical and TB Test.
  • Ability to speak Spanish; Somali (a plus).    
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed (i.e. before regular work hours, evening and weekends).
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel from site to site in high risk communities in a timely manner.  

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities as defined in the ADA to perform the essential job functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have certain physical abilities. These abilities include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting (up to 40 lbs.) using hands to finger, handling, or feeling objects, tools, or controls and talking and hearing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.