Home Visitor Teacher
Early Head Start Home Visitor
The Children’s Aid Society (CAS), established in 1853, is one of New York City’s leading child and family service organizations. Today the CAS Early Childhood Department serves nearly 600 low-income children ages 0-5 in schools and community centers across 9 sites throughout Manhattan and the Bronx through a combination of Universal Preschool, Head Start and Early Head Start funding and child care subsidies.
An EHS Home Visitor must have qualifications that satisfy the Federal Head Start requirements.
An associate degree or baccalaureate degree in early childhood education or a related field.
At a minimum, a CDA credential and training (or equivalent coursework) in early childhood development.
• Bilingual preferred
• Experience working with infants and toddlers, and children with Special Needs
• Dedicated, excited and passionate about teaching and learning with young children
• Professional approach with effective communication skills.
(A review and final determination of credentials and qualifications are reserved for the site Education Director and the CAS Director of Early Childhood Programs.)
Under the direct supervision of the site’s Education Director, the EHS Home Visitor’s responsibilities include the following:
Curriculum and Instruction
• Plan and establish a relationship with children and parents that fosters acceptance, trust, and a space that promotes interaction for growth and development.
• Conduct three or four home visits a month for the duration of an hour and half for each family on caseload.
• Conduct weekly two-hour socialization classes with parent and child.
• Collaborate in the designing of a developmentally sound home based and center based curriculum to enhance the social, emotional, intellectual, language /communication and physical well-being of the children in the Early Head Start.
• Plan and implement learning experiences to achieve curriculum goals.
• With assistance from Education Director, design and arrange space allowing for a variety of learning opportunities and engagement.
Screening and Assessment
• Deliver on-going administration of the program’s established screening tools.
• Maintain up-to-date The Ounce Observation Record Assessment tool for each child and distribute family album to families and provide ongoing assessment of children enrolled in the EHS program.
• Encourage parent involvement and communication throughout home visits, socialization classes, program events, and “open-door” policy.
• Facilitate meetings with families when there are outstanding developmental or behavioral issues with children.
• Prepare, coordinate and implement additional home visits, parent/teacher conferences, open houses, and/or family days.
• Works with parents to develop weekly home visits and weekly educational activities based on each child’s assessment and family needs.
• Participate in offered trainings, workshops, In-Service days, and/or All-Staff conferences.
• Actively participate in monthly team meetings. Teacher planning, Case Conferences, individual supervision.
• Maintain certification requirements.
Health and Safety
• Adhere to all state and city safety requirements and CPR/first aid certification.
• Maintain the safety and cleanliness of classroom
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Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted
Children's Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer