Project Eagle
Published
September 8, 2022
Location
444 Minnesota Ave., Suite 100, Kansas City
Job Type
Desired Education
Bachelor Degree In Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field
Desired Experience
Experience working with children ages birth to three and delivering family support services. Preferred Qualifications: Experience delivering home-based services. Knowledge and skills in completing comprehensive assessments covering all areas affecting family functioning. Experience writing family goals or Individualized Family Partnership Agreements.
Job Type
Other
Company Contact
Jody Feuerborn
Contact Phone
913-281-2648

Description

Sign On Incentive ($500 at hire and $500 after 6 months of employment)

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Health, dental, vision, employer paid life, LTD, flexible benefits plan, miscellaneous voluntary plans available, paid vacation and sick (begin accruing upon hire), paid holidays, paid discretionary day, paid bereavement leave, paid jury duty leave, military leave, paid parental leave, retirement plan. For more information https://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/benefits.html

The Project Eagle Early Head Start Home Visitor provides intensive, home-based early childhood education, parenting education, and family support services to voluntary participants in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards. The Home Visitor focuses on the four cornerstones of Early Head Start child development, family development, community building, and staff development to empower families in the areas of parenting, child development, health, nutrition, mental health, and self-sufficiency, by using outcome based interventions. The Home Visitor teaches problem-solving skills and refers families to community resources and existing service systems to promote independence.

Provide structured child-focused home visiting that promotes the parents' ability to support the child's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, beginning prenatally through age three. Deliver all services and education to families in accordance with program policies/procedures and Head Start Performance Standards. In accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, maintain a caseload of ten to twelve families.

Use an effective strengths based approach to parenting education, encouraging parents as their child's first and most important teacher, through modeling, coaching, and guidance. Promote emergent literacy using research-based methods and strategies to support the development of literacy and language skills for all children. Develop and implement weekly prenatal care lesson plans that support the health and well being of pregnant women to prenatal and early child development.

Develop and implement weekly early childhood education lesson plans that support each child's development using the Growing Great Kids curriculum, or other curricula as approved. Complete developmental assessments on all children less than four years of age according to Head Start Performance Standards, as well as track developmental screenings related to health: Kan Be Healthy Exams, vision, hearing, lead.

Develop and maintain current Individual Family Partnership Agreements for all families on caseload, establishing goals, reporting outcomes, brokering and referring for services, and documenting progress. Approach difficult family and individual issues in a positive manner that leads to growth to promote effective strategies that can be used to cope with crisis. Teach adults how to effectively communicate with and utilize support services within the community, to meet their goals regarding early education, healthcare, education, and employment, through role modeling and supported experiences.

Promptly document all interventions according to program procedures, and notify supervisor and appropriate coordinator immediately of any unusual or at risk situations. Complete weekly paperwork on time as required by program guidelines, including lesson plans, home visit tracking records, contact notes, checklists, and forms. This includes accurate data entry of information as assigned according to program guidelines. Maintain organized and confidential, working and permanent files for each family on caseload.

Participate in monthly staff meetings, quarterly retreats, and various conferences as requested. Participate in MIECHV Professional Development training as scheduled. Participate in, and support the involvement of families in the Policy Council and parent/child socializations and community groups.

Perform other duties as assigned.

** Required Qualifications **
• Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Development, Social Work or related area. ( an Associate degree in a related field, plus two years' relevant experience may substitute for a Bachelor degree).
• Successful experience teaching child development and parenting skills to adults.
• Experience delivering family support services.
• Experience working with children ages birth to three.
• Ability to identify and respond to the social, economic and cultural experiences of Project Eagle participants.
• Ability to establish and maintain productive communication and working relationships with families, co-workers and community members in order to develop and maintain quality client-centered services.
• Willingness to deliver year-round home-based services on a flexible schedule to meet the needs of families.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Strong computer skills.
• Desire for continuous professional development.
• Valid driver's license and access to personal car on a daily basis.
• Ability to work some evenings until 7 pm.

** Preferred Qualifications **
• Bilingual English/Spanish.
• Master's degree or graduate level course work in any of the required discipline areas.
• Experience working with immigrant and/or refugee families.
• Experience delivering home-based services.
• Knowledge and skills in completing comprehensive assessments covering all areas affecting family functioning.
• Experience writing family goals or Individualized Family Partnership Agreements.
• Knowledge of resources in Wyandotte County.

**Required Documents****

A complete application includes:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter addressing how you meet required and preferred qualifications.
  3. 3 professional references

 

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Health, dental, vision, employer paid life, LTD, flexible benefits plan, miscellaneous voluntary plans available, paid vacation and sick (begin accruing upon hire), paid holidays, paid discretionary day, paid bereavement leave, paid jury duty leave, military leave, paid parental leave, retirement plan. For more information https://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/benefits.html

 

KUMC is an AA/EO Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, including marital status, race/ethnicity, color, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, creed, religion, ancestry, disability status as a Vietnam-era veteran, special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran or other protected veteran, or genetic testing and screening information.