Department: Education & Child Development
The Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County is seeking a dedicated and energetic full-time Home Visitor to provide in-home visitation services to families with children, support families by providing them child development information, healthy pregnancy information and parenting skill development; including traditional parenting practices and observations. CAP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Skills and Experience
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Implement ERSEA process, recruitment strategies for geographic area, completes applications and gathers information for selections of children to enroll in Head Start program
- Insure timely enrollment and optimum participation in socializations. Conducts required number of home visits per home-based model (32)
- Conducts developmental and mental health screenings within 45 day guidelines
- Communicates with Health Manager, Nutritionist and Home-based Manager as support is needed
- Enters developmental information into GOLD and guides families to plan appropriate educational activities for the home. Records home visits in database, case notes, and follow-up
- Conduct home visits and socializations using elements of the Head Start PFCE Framework
- Reflects in effectiveness of family engagement practices to insure responsiveness of program
- Supports families in crisis, alerts appropriate staff so program can respond collaboratively
- Follows all Community Action Partnership/Head Start policies, procedures and systems
- Insure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, service area work program, PA childcare regulations and quality standards and Curriculum fidelity using appropriate implementation tools
- Assesses children’s developmental levels in collaboration with families, helps families understand developmental principles and practices
- Uses database to track follow-up on developmental, mental health, vision, hearing, dental and EPSDT
Education/Certification, Skills and Knowledge
- AA in social work, ECE, or related degree, or CDA and 3 years’ experience working with families with young children. Bilingual preferred
- Ability to speak, read, and writes fluently in English. PA Act 33 and 34, FBI Clearances
- Ability to use data base software to enter families and program data. Ability to use Microsoft Office programs effectively
- Current driver’s license and vehicle available to travel to Head Start sites and professional development
- Ability to work flexible hours and attend night and out-of-town meetings as necessary
- Respect and sensitive toward cultural differences. Ability to negotiate steps and access the home environments of Head Start families
- Ability to lift 25 pounds on regular basis and move up to 50 pounds occasionally with the assistance of a wheelchair
Community Action Program of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status or genetic information.
All job applicants must submit a completed CAP Employment Application form in addition to any other materials requested (resume, transcripts, etc.). Please email to Staffing@caplanc.org.
CAP employees are required to have three background clearances (Child Abuse, Criminal and FBI).
If you do not have the clearances, CAP will provide forms and related information about the application process.