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.
·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.
·Provide management, crisis intervention, and resource referral services.
·Act as liaison and advocate between community resources and Head Start families.
·Complete documentation of home visits, socialization experiences, and other relevant activities.
·Maintain confidentiality of family records and information.
·Participate fully in supervision and training experiences.
·Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor in ECE preferred
Minimum of a home-based CDA or comparable credential or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or baccalaureate degree and demonstrated competency in planning and implementing home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including for children with disabilities and dual-language learners, as appropriate, and to build respectful, culturally-responsive, and trusting relationships with families.
• Flexibility with respect to time and days able to work as well as to work tasks. • Active driver’s license and Car Insurance.
Internal Number: 01152020
About Mary Crane Center
In 1908, Jane Addams started the Mary Crane Day Nursery at Hull House, after receiving a donation of a building from Richard Teller Crane in memory of his late wife. Hull House turned the Day Nursery over to the National College of Education in 1925, and Jane Addams joined with Edna Dean Baker, president of the College, to pioneer a new way of thinking about early childhood education. Their shared knowledge and firsthand experience of working with children and families was groundbreaking in the efforts to prepare young underprivileged children for success.Originally assisting children of poor immigrants on Chicago’s near West Side, the Center moved north to the Julia C. Lathrop Homes in 1963. In keeping with the spirit of its inception, the Mary Crane Center continues to serve communities in need and has added sites in Rogers Park, Austin and West Garfield Park over the past several years. The Mary Crane Center has launched the lives of over 15,000 children and families.