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HOME VISITOR - HEAD START

HOME VISITOR - HEAD START

JOB CATEGORY: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides case management, family advocacy and education to families in assigned caseload by providing and linking families to comprehensive services including home visits and socialization activities. Works with typically and atypically developing children and their families in a home based setting. May be reassigned to different caseload/geographic location within a county as deemed necessary for program operation.

REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma / GED and an Infant Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential (with Home Visitor endorsement preferred) or a Preschool CDA with Home Visitor endorsement, or New Mexico Child Development Certificate (CDC), or equivalent required; OR One year certificate in Early Childhood Education; OR

AA/AAS degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Family Studies, Social Work, or related field. A degree is considered related only when it includes six or more courses in one of the above mentioned fields; OR BA/BS degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Family Studies, Social Work, or related field. A degree is considered related only when it includes six or more courses in one of the above mentioned fields. Experience in: Child development and early childhood education; Principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; Adult learning principles; Family dynamics; Communicating and motivating adults; Community resources; and; Linking families with appropriate resources. One year experience working with infants/toddlers or preschool children and their families. Bilingual Spanish or Navajo preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Have or be able to obtain First Aid and BLS/CPR certifications within 30 days of hire. Certifications must meet the requirements listed in the document BLS / CPR / ACLS & First Aid Training Resources posted on Staurolite. It is your responsibility to keep your certifications current at all times.

SCREENING REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires successful completion of an initial post-offer of employment:

Health exam (and annually thereafter in accordance with PMS Policies).

TB Test (and upon exposure in accordance with PMS Policies).

In accordance with the federal Head Start Act, Section 648A(g) and the New Mexico Administrative Code 8. 8. 3., this position requires:

Criminal Background Checks.

DRIVING REQUIREMENTS:

May be required to use personal transportation to carry out job duties.

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.

Must provide a current motor vehicle record.

Must provide current personal owner liability automobile insurance and must maintain the insurance coverage throughout the course of employment in this position.

Must submit to a motor vehicle record check on an as needed basis and maintain a satisfactory driving record that is within the limitations of PMS Human Resources Policy II. D. 3, Automobile Usage, and applicable state and federal laws.

Must comply with PMS Policies on Automobile Usage, II. D. 3, Drug Free Workplace, III. H and applicable state and federal laws.

May be required to complete transportation related trainings.

EOE/AA/M/F/SO/Vet/Disability



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