Early Head Start Home Visitor (Vacancy Pool)

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Early Head Start Home Visitor (Vacancy Pool)
Classification Title Fam Support Advocate
Position Number J0010200
Hours Per Week 40.000
Department Project Eagle
Campus Location Kansas City Metro
Student Position No
Position Summary

Multiple hires may be made from this posting, as positions become available. The Home Visitor provides intensive, home-based early childhood education, parenting education, and family support services to voluntary participants in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards. The Home Visitor focuses on the four cornerstones of Early Head Start, child development, family development, community building, and staff development, to empower families in the areas of parenting, child development, health, nutrition, mental health, and self-sufficiency, by using outcome based interventions. The Home Visitor teaches problem-solving skills and refers families to community resources and existing service systems to promote independence.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Development, or closely related area.
  • Associate degree in a related field, plus two years’ relevant experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree
  • Successful experience teaching child development and parenting skills to adults.
  • Efficient experience delivering family support services.
  • Ability to assess individual and family dynamics.
  • Ability to identify and respond to the social, economic and cultural experiences of Project Eagle participants.
  • Ability to assist individuals with enhancing problem solving skills and in accessing community resources.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive communication and working relationships with families, co-workers and community members in order to develop and maintain quality client-centered services.
  • Willingness to deliver year-round home-based services on a flexible schedule to meet the needs of families.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Desire for continuous professional development.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to personal car on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work some evenings.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or graduate level course work in any of the required discipline areas.
  • Experience working with children ages birth to three.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Two or more years of successful experience using a strengths-based family support approach teaching and/or delivering services in the following areas: prenatal education, early childhood education, and parenting education.
  • Experience delivering home-based services.
  • Knowledge and skills in completing comprehensive assessments covering all areas affecting family functioning.
  • Experience writing family goals or Individualized Family Partnership Agreements.
  • Knowledge of resources in Wyandotte County.
Environment Community
Physical Requirements Medium
Probation Status

Subject to the regulations of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents and the University of Kansas Medical Center, I understand and agree that I may be subject to a probation period and during the probation period I serve at the pleasure of the Executive Vice Chancellor of KUMC and my employment may be ended at any time during that period.

Hiring Range
EEO Statement

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Provide structured child-focused home visiting that promotes the parents’ ability to support the child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, beginning prenatally through age three. Deliver all services and education to families in accordance with program policies/procedures and Head Start Performance Standards. In accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, maintain a caseload of ten to twelve families.

Description of Job Duty

Use an effective strengths based approach to parenting education, encouraging parents as their child’s first and most important teacher, through modeling, coaching, and guidance. Promote emergent literacy using research-based methods and strategies to support the development of literacy and language skills for all children. Develop and implement weekly prenatal care lesson plans that support the health and well being of pregnant women to prenatal and early child development.

Description of Job Duty

Develop and implement weekly early childhood education lesson plans that support each child’s development using the Growing Great Kids curriculum, or other curricula as approved by the program. Complete developmental assessments on all children less than four years of age according to Head Start Performance Standards, as well as track developmental screenings related to health: Kan Be Healthy Exams, vision, hearing, lead.

Description of Job Duty

Develop and maintain current Individual Family Partnership Agreements for all families on caseload, establishing goals, reporting outcomes, brokering and referring for services, and documenting progress. Approach difficult family and individual issues in a positive manner that leads to growth to promote effective strategies that can be used to cope with crisis. Teach adults how to effectively communicate with and utilize support services within the community, to meet their goals regarding early education, healthcare, education, and employment, through role modeling and supported experiences.

Description of Job Duty

Promptly document all interventions according to program procedures, and notify supervisor and appropriate coordinator immediately of any unusual or at risk situations. Complete weekly paperwork on time as required by program guidelines, including lesson plans, home visit tracking records, contact notes, checklists, and forms. This includes accurate data entry of information as assigned according to program guidelines. Maintain organized and confidential, working and permanent files for each family on caseload.

Description of Job Duty

Participate in monthly staff meetings, quarterly retreats, and various conferences as requested. Participate in weekly trainings or others as scheduled. Participate in, and support the involvement of families in the Policy Council and parent/child socializations and community groups.

Description of Job Duty

Perform other duties as assigned.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation