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Prenatal Home Visitor
Job Code:2018-SM-CD-EH-FS-001
Department:Child Development Program
Location:Fallbrook Street - Fallbrook, CA
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
  
Definition:
Under direct supervision (typically the Center Director), the Early Head Start Prenatal Home Visitor I provides services, primarily in the home, through intensive work with parents and families as assigned. The Early Head Start Prenatal Home Visitor will help expectant families to deal with the multitude of physical and emotional changes pregnancy brings; to foster a strong bond between both parents and their unborn baby; to inspire pregnant women to have a healthy lifestyle and ultimately a healthy baby; to enhance their self-esteem and life goals; to identify early signs of problems and to prepare for parenthood. Incumbents are responsible for coordinating and implementing comprehensive services encompassed by the Head Start Performance Standards for assigned families and will provide health services and follow-up to assigned clients. Work load/case load shall be in compliance with Federal guidelines for the program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
• Assists in coordinating and implementing the Family and Community Partnerships areas and other pertinent sections of the Head Start Performance Standards as related to the successful implementation of the Early Head Start program operations for assigned clients
• Follows the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Professional Conduct
• Works closely with nurse and mental health consultants to coordinate prenatal services to assigned women through scheduled home visits
• Conducts weekly home visits, for at least 90 minutes per visit following Early Head Start protocols and activities, based upon assessed family strengths and needs
• Provides prenatal education using the Partners for a Healthy Baby curriculum, and ensures expectant families are linked with pre-and post-natal care to promote healthy birth outcomes
• Conducts screening and ongoing assessment of children’s development for assigned clients
• Plans, organizes and facilitates Group Socialization experience/classes twice monthly for assigned clients
• Links assigned families with a medical home, educates parents on children’s health status and, in conjunction with the Nurse-consultant/ EHS manager, facilitates client follow-up for well-child care and immunizations, mental health, and nutrition
• Assists assigned clients in meeting health requirements, including immunizations and on-time health visits as recommended by CHDP and assists clients with the coordination and scheduling of medical and dental appointments and follow-ups
• Records, maintains, and updates health files, including medical/dental examinations, follow-ups, health screenings and referral documents for assigned clients
• Assists assigned clients in obtaining information and trainings from specialists and/or consultants on topics such as child development, health awareness, prenatal issues, breast feeding, and sudden infant death syndrome
• Collaborates with assigned families to establish goals, documents progress in meeting the goals, and regularly updates their progress in written Family Partnership Agreements
• Documents client home visits accurately, through timely entries into the child’s file, including topics covered, parent-child observations, family accomplishments and needs, tracking health screenings, follow up and other relevant information
• Promotes and assists assigned families in identifying, accessing and utilizing community resources, while encouraging and promoting each family’s empowerment and self-sufficiency and reinforcing positive self-help skills
• Encourages ongoing parent participation in Parent Committees and Policy Council meetings, and program-sponsored events, and provides transportation for assigned families when necessary
• Maintains confidentiality of all family records and program information
• Participates fully in all appropriate staff meetings, training and supervision sessions
• May assist with the recruitment and enrollment of families, including families with children with disabilities • Assists in training and promoting positive and effective relationships between staff and parents as the primary educator of their child and advocates for the rights of parents • Must be available to work occasional/periodic evenings/weekends
• Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications/Skills/Education/Experience/Certification:
  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Three (3) or more semester units in the child development / infant/toddler
  • Six (6) or more semester units in social work and/or a health related field 
  • A valid California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit OR Home-based Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
  • One (1) year of experience with children 0-3 years in a child care, health, and/or social services setting
  • One (1) year working with adults in a Head Start, health, and/or social services setting

AND

Valid CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers Cards must be obtained within first two months (2) of employment and maintained throughout employment (paid, designated training available through MAAC) In the event employees do not attend the scheduled training, they must obtain the cards through outside resources and costs will not be reimbursed.  The cards must obtain the cards through outside resources and costs will not be reimbursed.  The cards must be obtained and maintained within prescribed timelines. 
 

Union Membership ( if applicable):
This position is represented by Service Employees International Union, Local 221, CTW. Dues/deductions begin after 30 days of employment.