The Children's Home Society of New Jersey - Toms R Bilingual (English/Spanish) Early Head Start Home Educator/Visitor in Trenton, New Jersey

The Bilingual Home Educator/Visitor provides Early Head Start child development educational services, social services, health services and parent involvement services to children age birth through three years and pregnant mothers. The Educator/Visitor will provide up to 90 minute home visits to birth to 3 year clients weekly; and up to 90 minute visits to pregnant mothers and families with the frequency and duration determined by the pregnant mother and family.

Schedule: Monday through Friday; 09:00AM – 05:00PM

Must be available to work evenings and weekends

Bilingual English/Spanish (Written and Spoken) Required.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Job Duties: The Home Educator/Visitor provides Early Head Start child development educational services, social services, health services and parent involvement services to children age birth through three years and their families:

  • Provide child development, parent education and family support on home visits to families of infants and toddlers and expectant mothers.

  • Create and maintain respectful partnerships with families

  • Must have flexible schedule to accommodate family needs, may include some evenings.

  • Provide developmentally appropriate curriculum and a caring, nurturing, and soothing environment for infants and toddlers. Develops in partnership with parents an individual development plan for each child.

  • Develop Family Partnership Agreements with each family and supports families in achieving their goals.

  • Establish and maintain a current and accurate record keeping system, within program procedures, with adequate provisions for confidentiality. Ensure all child/family files are up to date and accurate. Complete data entry and ensures data entry for all enrolled families.

  • Assist with recruiting and enrolling eligible children and their families.

  • Coordinate and develop linkages between other family support service agencies to provide better service delivery to EHS families. Serve as an advocate for Head Start families within the community. Train and support EHS parents to advocate for themselves and their families.

Education:

(I) Must have 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

(II) 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 decribed 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.

Work Experience

The Home Educator/Visitor must have knowledge of community resources with demonstrated experience providing parent education to families. Able to speak, translate and comprehend the Spanish language. Familiar with area’s in City of Trenton. Two to three years’ experience in Early Childhood development and education, social services, or in a family support program with at risk families required.

Other Requirements:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish (Written and Spoken)

  • Reliable transportation needed, as travel throughout Trenton is required

  • Good organization and communication skills