Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Program Manager
Department: Youth & Family Services (YFS)
Salary Range: $16 Hour
The Early Childhood Educator & Program Aide provides information, support and encouragement that parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Using the Parents as Teachers curriculum the Early Childhood Educator & Program Aide will serve Latino families with children 0-5 years of age. This is done by providing education in the form of home visits, group meetings, screenings, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children. This position also includes general program support through data entry and group planning.
- Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Provide parent education through regular home visits and group meetings implementing the Parents As Teachers curriculum for children 0-5 years old
- Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge about what promotes optimal parent-child interaction in infants and toddlers
- Actively recruit families to participate in the program
- Manage the required caseload providing services and case management
- Assess family needs and provide developmentally appropriate information, guidance, and support to parents
- Complete all required documentation regarding home visits, attendance records for group meetings and other events, screening summaries, and all essential records required by the program and/or organization in a timely and comprehensive manner
- Engage in on-going learning about issues related to cultural sensitivity and competency in relation to early childhood development
- Complete organizational reports and maintain record-keeping procedures as appropriate
- Enter all required client data into organization and County databases
- Support all Early Childhood Educators in group meeting planning
- Skills and Educational Requirements:
- Related work experience and/or Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Work, Education or a related field
- Case management experience preferred, able to manage and maintain caseload efficiently
- Bilingual, English-Spanish
- Multi-cultural work experience in the Latino community, and knowledge and understanding of Latino culture required
- Experience working with young children and their parents within multi-cultural settings
- Ability to develop trusting relationships with parents as a proven model for parent-children relationships
- Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
- Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage
- Basic computer skills using Microsoft operating system, including word processing, database management and email
- Ability to adhere to organizational and confidentiality protocols
- Ability to maintain professional maturity and demonstrate respect towards all
- Parent as Teachers Certification preferred
Compensation $16 Hour Benefit Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, RX, Alternative Health Care, Section 125 Flexible Spending Account, 401K, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, AD&D, Vacation Accrual, Sick Leave Accrual, Holidays and Personal Days.
How to Apply: (1) Cover letter (2) Resume (3) Three professional references
Email the documents listed above to HR@HaciendaCDC.org.
Closing Date: 12/13/2017 Midnight
Working Conditions: This is a full time, non-exempt position. It is anticipated that the employee will work a flexible schedule, with some evening participation.
The Hacienda Community Development Corporation (HCDC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HCDC does not discriminate based on religious affiliation, marital status, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, age, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic makeup, political or union affiliation, status as a Vietnam-era, disabled or other veteran, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Agency will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.