SPCAA is seeking high enthusiastic individual to serve as Home Base Worker in coordinating services to enrolled children and families in our Head Start program at Cub House in Brownfield.
Head Start is committed to establishing a learning environment in which children, parents, and staff can teach and learn from one another. All Head Start and Early Head Staff shall agree to abide by the program’s standards of conduct introduced during pre-service and/or orientation.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
•Maintain an open, friendly and cooperative relationship with each child’s family, encourage their involvement in the program, and promote parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships.
•Assist in developing lesson plans with parents to include all program areas implement positive learning experiences to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving, creativity, sense of self and group belonging
•Conduct a minimum of 46 home visits per year in the home with parent/guardian for duration of 90 minutes.
•Plan and conduct Center Day (socialization) activities at a minimum of 22 socializations activities distributed over the course of the program year. Socializations should primarily occur as one in center and one in the community per month.
•Promote Parent Engagement Activities
•Plan, assist and involve children in various activities such as; nutrition, daily personal hygiene; tooth brushing, toileting and hand washing.
•Encourage parents to participate and volunteer during Center Day activities.
•Ensure children are supervised during all activities and provide services to children with disabilities.•
•Conduct screenings and assessments for children in accordance with established policies.
•Maintain records of enrolled children and families in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards.
•Maintain family services and assist in the Family Partnership Process
•Refer families to appropriate agencies and follow-up on referrals.
•Provide information to families in regards to community resources.
•Complete Family Partnership agreement and follow-up on goals established.
•Assist families in the identification of resources.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES OR JOB REQUIREMENTS
•Assist with and/or attend parent meetings, orientations, and special functions
•Assure that any accident/illness for children or staff is reported immediately and followed-up with appropriate forms
•Assist with the planning and implementation of parent meetings, orientations, and special functions.
•When assisting in transportation of children/parents:
Ensure compliance with all laws regarding proper transporting policies.
Assist and be responsible for children and adults during boarding and un-boarding of the vehicle.
Ensure that all children and parents are properly secured in the vehicle according to the transportation law
Maintain discipline when children are being transported. Report any suspected fraud and abuse to the direct supervisor or SPCAA Fraud and Abuse Officer.
•Keep current and accurate records (brown folders) and data base information– ChildPlus
•High School diploma or GED required
•By August 1, 2018 Hold a minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree; and,
•Demonstrate competency to plan and implement 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 Learning 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.
•Be at least 18 years old
•Embrace the principle of the parent as the primary educator and support attachment of parent and child
•Ability/knowledge of personal computer operations within a Windows software environment required
•Available for a light amount of night and weekend work
•Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education: the principle of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics
•Skilled in communicating with and motivating people
•Knowledge of community resources and the skill to link families with appropriate agencies and services
Interested person may get applications from any South Plains Community Action Association, Inc. (SPCAA, Inc.), Workforce Centers, or on the SPCAA, Inc. website (www.spcaa.org). Submit Applications and resumes via the SPCAA, Inc. website, via fax to 806.894.6591 or to the HR Dept. at SPCAA, Inc. PO Box 610, Levelland, TX 79336. All applicants must be registered with Work in Texas (www.workintexas.com). SPCAA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For questions regarding positions please contact Human Resources at 806.894.6104.