Home Visitor - PCHP - Bilingual in Somali
Department: Child Development
Reports To: PCHP Site Coordinator
Status: Regular, 40 hours per week, 8 months per year
Hiring Range: 09 ($15.97 to $17.77 per hour)
Closing Date: October 18th, 2018 or when filled
Child Development Department staff support the Neighborhood House mission framework and Strategic Plan by contributing to the school readiness of low-income children and supporting their parents, care givers and community. The PCHP Home Visitor conducts home visits for families with young children, using The Parent-Child Home Program Model an evidence based, research validated early childhood literacy, parenting and school readiness program. Bilingual in Spanish/English or Amharic/English.
At Neighborhood House we have a deep commitment to our employee’s and client’s diverse experiences and backgrounds that guides our work for a more equitable future. We are seeking a team member that represents our dedication to service, equity and inclusion, to join our diverse team.
- Conduct twice-weekly, 30 minute home visits using the Parent-Child Home Program Model, including an introduction and review visit.
- Work closely with supervisors to recruit, interview and select families for home visits.
- Work closely with supervisor to build home visiting best practices; using trust, reflection and accepting feedback in a continuous learning cycle.
- Write anecdotal descriptions of home visits.
- Complete required assessments using the Child Behavior Traits , Parent and Child Together and other assessment tools as assigned.
- Maintain accurate and complete records for families.
- Encourage families attendance at outside activities that support their child’s and family’s development.
- Work independently and maintain schedule for home visits.
- Model for the parent how to respond appropriately to the behavior of two and three year old children.
- Model for the parent, literacy skills, and appropriate ways to verbally interact with children using the toy or book.
- Encourage parents to realize their role as the child’s first and most important teacher.
- Utilize the “light touch” model with families; ensuring a non-directive, non- judgmental and confidential approach, with definitive boundaries.
- Maintains a playful learning approach with children and parents.
- Refer families to other community resources upon request.
- Participate in research activities conducted by The Parent-Child Home Program’s National Center.
- Attend weekly program meetings and other PCHP required meetings/trainings as scheduled.
- Supportive of other Home Visitors and is constructive when participating in feedback and reflection.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- One year of working with children in families; either volunteer or paid in the communities.
- Demonstrated ability to relate to families in a variety of home and environmental situations.
- Experience working with low income families of diverse ethnic, language and cultural backgrounds.
- Basic child development knowledge.
- Expressed interest in play and children’s books.
- Willingness to comply with the established agency performance standards which include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service orientation, embracing a team player orientation, entrepreneurialism, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
- Willingness to comply with Parent-Child Home Program’s national standards.
- Must have reliable, independent transportation for frequent travel between sites and to client homes.
- Bilingual in Somali/English.
- First Aid Certification (within 30 days of hire).
- CPR Certification (within 30 days of hire).
- Sexual Harassment Training within 30 days of hire.
- Bloodborne pathogens training within 30 days of hire.
- Child Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).
- Current health exam (must be obtained prior to employment).
- Current screening for tuberculosis (must be obtained prior to employment); rescreen as necessary.
- Department of Early Learning portable background check
- Must pass Neighborhood House Background Check Requirement.
- Position requires Washington State bi-annual criminal background re-check.
- Experience working with groups and/or families from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
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Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
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1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98144
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