Posting: Bilingual Home Visitor (Early Head Start) - Washtenaw Intermediate School District
May 18, 2023
WASHTENAW INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Job Title: Bilingual1 Home Visitor (Early Head Start)
Department: Early Childhood Programs
Reports to: Family Services Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
The WISD's Mission is to promote the continuous improvement of achievement for every student while providing high-quality service to our customers through leadership, innovation, and collaboration.
The WISD’s Vision is to be a leader in empowering, facilitating, and delivering high-quality, boundaryspanning, educational system that educates all children through an equitable, inclusive, and holistic approach.
The WISD Early Childhood Department operates birth to three Early Intervention Services (Early On and Early Head Start) using a primary services provider approach. All early intervention members work together to ensure that children and families have access to what they need with minimal interruption to their daily lives. This means identifying one provider as the primary contact and service provider. The Early Intervention/Early Head Start Home Visitor for the WISD provides parent education and child development information to families qualifying for services. This position ensures that the Parents as Teachers curriculum is used in implementation of the Early Head Start model and that any developmental delays and IFSP goals are addressed and supported. Services are provided to families in their own homes weekly. Group connections are also co-facilitated by Early Intervention Home Visitors. The Early Intervention Home Visitor participates in learning related to social justice and is dedicated to racial equity.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Demonstrates a strong commitment to equity, social justice, and inclusion in all practices and position responsibilities.
- Demonstrates the ability to examine how his/her/their position (directly or indirectly) impacts educational inequities in student achievement outcomes.
- Engages in reflection and ongoing learning and development on critical concepts and terms identifiedin the Washtenaw ISD Educational Equity Policy including concepts such as cultural proficiency, racial equity, and systemic and structural inequities.
- Demonstrates a strong commitment to the educational and related needs of very young children.
- Works as part of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team to determine eligibility for infants and toddlers.
- Serves as the Part C (Early On) Service Coordinator, and when appropriate the Primary Service Provider for children on their caseload.
- Conducts (90 minute) home visits with Early Head Start families weekly.
- Becomes familiar with Head Start Standards as they relate to the Early Head Start Home Based model.
- Co-facilitates group connections (socializations) for enrolled families and communitymembers.
- Provides parent education using the Parents as Teachers curriculum to increase knowledge of child development and support parent learning of appropriate expectations of infants andtoddlers.
- Conducts screening and ongoing assessment of young children’s development.
- Collaborates with families to establish developmental and family goals.
- Engages the parents and caregivers in jointly planning home visits using the families daily schedule and routine and utilizing materials in the home (ie. Toys, play structures, favorite family activities, books, etc.)
- Educates parents on the importance of obtaining preventative medical and dental care.
- Tracks well-child medical appointments and immunization schedules for enrolled children.
- Provides crisis intervention and resource referrals.
- Completes documentation of home visits in Child Plus and Powerschool Special Education datasystems.
- Maintains the data system regularly and accurately.
- Maintains confidentiality of family records and information.
- Recruits new families to participate in Early Intervention programs both during socializations and during community events.
- Builds relationships with existing Early Childhood programs to better serve families in the transition and referral process.
- Conducts developmental evaluations as part of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team.
- Develops Individualized Family Service Plans for children and families who qualify for Part C of IDEA (Early On) in partnership with the family and the early interventionteam.
- Participates as part of a Primary Service Provider team working to support children andfamilies.
- Attends program staff meetings and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
- Participates in Reflective Supervision.
- Participates in meetings to support local initiatives in the field.
- Supports the WISD vision and mission to enhance achievement for all students.
- Has some flexibility in their schedule to accommodate working families whennecessary.
- Supports a team-based approach to problem solving.
- Performs such other tasks as may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.
- Demonstrates excellent customerservice.
- Maintains regular predictable attendance.
- OTHER RELATED DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Alternative requirements that may be appropriate and acceptable to the Board of Education may be considered. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree Early Childhood, Child Development or Social Work . Other bachelor’s degrees may be considered if the candidate has obtained aCDA.
- Three (3) years of Home-Based experience in early childhood, social work or a related field.
- Bilingual in Spanish, Dari or Pashto.
- Must attend the Parents as Teachers Foundational training to obtain certification.
- Knowledge of early childhood programs and related services (i.e., health, dental/oral health, mental health, human services, etc.).
- Familiarity with the Primary Service Provider model for early intervention.
- Must understand the needs of high-risk families.
- Must have a genuine empathy for and understanding of families and young children
- Excellent records management skills/practices.
- Excellent data management and assessment skills.
- Must possess leadership ability and cultural competency to develop relationships between diverse populations and multiple agencies across the region.
- Exceptional organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills.
- Extensive knowledge of child development birth-three.
- Experience in mentoring or coaching parents in the home setting.
- Must have access to reliable transportation.
- Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health endorsement (or willingness to obtain)
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Current valid driver’s license.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret periodicals and professional journals.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of educators, customers and the general public.
- Ability to facilitate effective group process.
- Ability to express self clearly, both orally and inwriting.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer (PC) or MAC in a networked environment to utilize the Internet and other electronic communications mechanisms such as email, conferencing, bulletin boards, etc.
- Excellent knowledge of productivity applications such as Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software) and other technology to support efficient and effective office operation is required.
- Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations and forms.
- Ability to integrate technology into the everyday work flow is necessary.
- Ability to implement new technologies.
- Ability to apply the concepts of basic math, algebra and geometry consistent with the duties of this position.
- Highly proficient in subject areas of: problem solving, organizational dynamics and emotional intelligence.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Exhibit high level of professionalism with the ability to handle confidential information, use good judgment, plan and handle complex projects and maintain a flexible attitude.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to work independently with management guidance.
- Possess excellent customer service and communication skills with a client-centered focus.
- Ability to build rapport with others and to serve diverse publics.
- Ability to take initiative; work well with others as a collaborative team member and exhibit good communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other departments, agencies andindividuals.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, see and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is continuously repeating the same hand, arm or finger motion many times.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds such as books and training material. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires the individual to travel and/or drive to various off-site locations. The position requires the individual to sometimes work irregular or extended work hours and meet multiple demands from several people.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day. The employee may be required to be outdoors for periods of time, and therefore subject to varying weather conditions, for purposes of accomplishing the essential functions of this job.
FUNCTIONS OF POSITION DESCRIPTION:
This position description has been prepared to define the general duties of the position, provide examples of work and to detail the required knowledge, skills and ability as well as the acceptable experience and training for the position. The description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the duties of employees under supervision. The WISD retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from any portion of this description in its sole judgment.
This position description is not a contract for employment.
The WISD is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Contract, salary and other employment conditions to be established by the Board of Education as reflected in the current Unit 1 Bargaining Agreement. Starting salary range (dependent upon experience) from $50,715 - $60,557.
Nicole Hubler at (734) 994-8100, ext. 1310
Washtenaw Intermediate School District is a drug-free workplace