RESPONSIBILITY: Deliver school and/or community-based parent education (group and/or individual) and home visiting services to pregnant and/or parenting adolescents, young adults and their young children. The position duties described herein are subject to any/all contractual guidelines that may govern service delivery. Supportive services are also extended to significant family members, (within scope of program services). Home visiting services will involve travel and visiting residences within communities. Staff will work evenings and some weekends. Home Visitors must demonstrate knowledge of communities and in working with diverse populations. Home Visitor’s role and responsibilities include assessment of parent, child, and family’s needs and provide developmentally appropriate information, guidance and support to parents.
Conduct program enrollment (intake screening and assessment) of pregnant and/or parenting program particpates. Involves obtaining consents, engaging parents, and identifying and linking families to services (based upon need upon enrollment).
Maintain a caseload of 24 children and their families.
Provide individual case management and/or assistance to families as warranted to help sustain program/school participation. Must provide crisis intervention as needed to help resolve/ameliorate crisis and to facilitate access to agency and/or community resources.
Provide, plan, and implementation of home visits, parenting groups and parent-child activities. Provide advocacy, outreach, referral and linkage to agency and community resources, as warranted or upon request. May involve the coordination of service delivery by multiple service providers to facilitate receipt of services.
Preform developmental screening for children birth to three
Refer and link families to early intervention services. Including monitoring and tracking childhood immunizations and developmental screenings of children.
Obtain linkage agreements within the community
Adhere to Board of Education policies and procedures that govern the site in addition build relationships and maintain professional interface with faculty and students
Participate in, and coordinate the administration of outcome initiatives that may include the use of evaluative tools and/or observation and recording.
Facilitate access to program case files and/or records as determined by Program Supervisors, Quality Assurance and/or contract guidelines for fiscal and/or legal purposes. Handle and maintain program case files according to department and contract standards.
Prepare all required quantitative and qualitative reports and documentation according to department and contract guidelines. Reporting mode may include both manual and computer-generated systems for collecting, storing and retrieving data.
Engage in supervisory review that includes participation in ongoing relationship based supervision with immediate supervisor or program director as required and/or scheduled.
Adhere to agency’s professional and ethical standards while in the work place.
Attend program/agency meetings.
Home visiting, participation in after-school activities, and rotation at school sites may be required.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Bi-lingual preferred. At least two years’ experience providing direct service delivery to parents (to include their dependent child (ren) and immediate family members). Experience working with federal/state contracts and foundations desired. Excellent written and interpersonal skills required. Computer literacy essential. Travel (Illinois and out-of-state) may be required.