Home Visitor

US-Bronx
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-1181
# of Openings
1
Category
Other

Overview

Parent Child Home Visitors will deliver the Parent Child Home Program at Leake & Watts which promotes early literacy in children ages 18 months to 3 years old and families. Using a gentle approach, Home Visitors model reading, playing, and conversation activities using books and educational toys to parents with their children in "play" sessions. "Play" sessions will include reading books to children and modeling to parents how they can interact with their children during reading such as asking their child a question about the Cat in the Hat or what color is Clifford the Dog.

Responsibilities

  • Visit assigned families and engage parents and their children in interactive "play" sessions for 30-minutes twice weekly
  • Bring a new book or toy to family weekly
  • Models for parents the appropriate ways to interact with his/her child using the toy or book
  • Review book or toy during second visit of the week
  • Creates an atmosphere in which the parent feels comfortable participating
  • Respects the role of the parent as his/her child's first and most important teacher
  • Writes an anecdotal report for each family visit
  • Attends weekly staff meetings
  • Record attendance at Parent Child Home Sessions
  • Ensure that paperwork is up-to-date, organized and delivered to the Parent Child Home Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Keep an organized folder for each child
  • Shows responsibility for the toys and books issued to him/her
  • Is supportive of other Home Visitors
  • Respects the privacy of all families and shows good judgment in the discussion of sensitive family issues at staff meetings or with his/her supervisor
  • Maintains a non-judgmental attitude toward families
  • Manage assigned caseload of 16 families

Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED required
  • Be able to work flexible after-school and evening hours to accommodate the needs of families as well as some weekend hours
  • Work on other projects during breaks in the program cycle. This may include but is not limited to: clerical work, assisting during events, help organizing the Christmas toy drive
  • Ability to work independently
  • Has basic knowledge or child development and models for the parent appropriate behavioral expectations of 2-3 year old children
  • Must Enjoy playing and reading with young children
  • In activities that involve puzzles or building blocks, Home Visitors will demonstrate the ability to: use their imagination, encourage children to think creatively and critically, and expose the child to symbols such as numbers, letters, colors, shapes
  • Have the ability to relate to parents/caregivers as equal partners
  • Must be able to exhibit warmth and patience to children and families
  • Must be nonjudgmental and flexible in adapting to the home setting
  • Familiarity with the South Bronx communities a plus
  • Spanish a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Word a plus
  • Ability to grasp, articulate, and promote the agency mission
  • High energy level, strong work ethic, flexibility and sense of humor
  • Experience at a non-profit, including as a volunteer, preferred 

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