Home Visitor, Early Head Start

Required Education/Training/Experience:
'Education: Minimum of a Home Visitor Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or equivalent coursework as part of an associate's or bachelor's degree. Applicants with an infant toddler CDA will be considered and must be willing to obtain a Home Visitor CDA on or before August 1, 2018. Transcripts, diplomas and/or Child Development Associate Credential certificates are required to validate educational requirements.
'Experience: Minimum of one year of relevant experience and demonstrated knowledge in infant/toddler (ages birth-3 years) development, education, health, nutrition, and safety as well as family dynamics and adult learning principles.
'Enrollment in Oregon Central Background Registry prior to offer of employment being extended.
'Completion of appropriate Fit for Duty and TB Testing according to Head Start regulations prior to date of hire.
'Knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.
'Knowledge of appropriate safety practices.
'Skill in communicating and motivating people.
'Ability to maintain accurate, objective and complete records in a confidential manner and in accordance with program deadlines.
'Ability to prioritize tasks and excellent time management skills.
'Ability to work independently and creatively to solve problems.
'Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
'Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with families.
'Intermediate computer literacy and familiarity with applications such as databases and spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail and internet
Required Licensing or Other Special Certifications:
'Access to reliable transportation for home visits, valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance.
'Current Oregon Registry Step Certificate (or acquired within 90 days from date of hire).
'First Aid/CPR certification or acquired within 30 days from date of hire.
'Food Handler's card acquired within 30 days from date of hire.
Position Summary:
The Early Head Start Home Visitor offers support, guidance, information, and child development services directly to families in their homes. The EHS Home Visitor uses the home environment to help parents create rich learning opportunities that build on everyday routines to support their child's development. The EHS Home Visitor provides support to families whose life circumstances might prevent them from participating in more structured settings, such as those who suffer severe stressors like maternal depression or substance abuse. The EHS Home Visitor provides weekly support to approximately 12 families. This position provides a major link between the Early Head Start program, the community, and the families it serves.

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