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Clayton Early Learning is one of the nation's leaders in early childhood education, dedicated to improving the quality of learning that children experience before they begin kindergarten. When we have positions available, we seek early childhood professionals who want to spread their wings, share their talents, work collaboratively with other leaders in early childhood and actively incorporate research-based strategies into improving their practice.



Home-Based Child Family Educator-HIPPY

Department: Family & Community Services
Location: Denver, CO

Make an impact on Our Community!  Clayton Early Learning is a progressive non-profit in NE Denver providing quality, Qualistar rated, NAEYC accredited Early Head Start and Head Start programming within a dynamic learning community. We are seeking a Home-based Child Family Educator for our Head Start HIPPY program.  This is a full-time-school-year, (38-40 weeks) position.

POSITION SUMMARY: Supports parents in enhancing the development of their children by delivering a comprehensive home-based preschool program based on the individual educational, social, and emotional potential of the children enrolled.  Participants as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide education, health, and family services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

• In accordance with Head Start performance standards, ACF, licensing and organization guidelines, implements an individualized early education program that is based on children’s strengths and needs.  Recognizes parents as the first and more influential educators of their children and involves parents directly in the educational development of their children.

• Conducts ongoing assessment of children and maintains documentation of each child’s progress.  Performs a developmental screening of all children with 45 days of enrollment.  Develops weekly instructional plans guided by results of ongoing assessment.

• In accordance with Head Start performance standards, ACF, licensing and organization guidelines, implements family and community partnership services for families enrolled in Clayton Early Learning.  Provides case management services and supports families in moving toward self-sufficiency.  Facilitates the identification and codifying of personal and family goals.  Completes and monitors the family partnership agreements.  Assists parents in identifying and working with public/private agencies.  Ascertains the effectiveness of referrals.

• Provides crisis intervention to families including, but not limited to, child abuse, domestic violence and emergency food and housing needs.

• Conducts a minimum of 32 visits per year (one home visit per week per family during the school year).  Facilitates home visits lasting a minimum of 1-1/2 hours each, reschedules and makes up all missed appointments.  Provides a minimum of two group socialization experiences per month for the families (16 per year).

• Meets weekly with supervisor to plan and evaluate home visits.  Consults with appropriate staff as needed to better serve individual families.

• Collaborates with health service staff to ensure and monitor compliance with child health requirements.  Guides families in the acquisition and use of medical and dental services.

• Completes all forms and monitoring tools in a timely and accurate manner.

• Is responsible for regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule and Clayton Early Learning policies.

• Demonstrates responsible professional behavior by participating effectively within and across teams.

OTHER DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Actively participates in training programs, workshops, and meetings concerning teaching methods, approaches, and other topics relating to the early childhood development component.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Minimum education: AA degree or AA degree in progress in Early Childhood Education.  Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

Work experience in positions similar or related to this job: One year of early childhood education experience highly desirable.

Certificates or licenses:   If driving to home visits – valid driver’s license and evidence of vehicle insurance is required; pediatric first aid, CPR, and universal precautions certification.

Special professional and/or job-related requirements:  Position requires traveling to daily home visits.  Current PPD-TB, immunizations, and physical examination; background check; and compliance with other regulatory requirements as applicable.

Special training or experience: Knowledge of the culture, including food preferences, and conditions inherent within the surrounding community.  Experience in relating to small children, and interacting with parents and others who represent various backgrounds.  Training or experience in working as a functional member of a team.

Additional requirements include:

• Background check, Physical exam and current TB test
• Pediatric first aid and CPR certification,
• Valid driver’s license with evidence of auto insurance.


EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES:   Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, school breaks, vacation, sick, personal, paid holidays, 401k plan and campus-wide Wellness program

We seek to reflect the diverse community we serve EOE M/F/D/V

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