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Home Visitor, Early Head Start

Location: Bronx, NY

Department: Early Head Start

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Early Head Start Home Visitor – Harriet Tubman Early Childhood Education Center, South Bronx

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Sheltering Arms' largest day care, the Harriet Tubman Early Childhood Education Center in the South Bronx is a state of the art facility that boasts features such as a gym, auditorium, and advanced learning technology in every classroom. Serving working families in the community, this center meets a growing need for high quality, affordable early education, and adds to our widely reputed Early Childhood program.

Sheltering Arms is proud to announce the expansion of the Harriet Tubman center with the opening of a brand new Early Head Start Program! The Early Head Start program provides both center-based and homebased services in the community for expecting families, and children under the age of 3. The Program offers free child development activities and educational programs for eligible children and families through ACS-contracted Early Head Start programs, which are designed to provide the skills necessary to thrive academically, socially, and physically. Children's mental health and well-being are a major component of the program. Children are screened for developmental and social/emotional delays, with on-going assessments serving as a foundation for individualization of lesson plans and developmental activities.

Sheltering Arms is currently seeking a Home Visitor in our new Early Head Start Program at the Harriet Tubman Center.  The Home Visitor will provide home-based support to expecting mothers and parents in their role as primary caregiver of their child. This is a full time position in the South Bronx; comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, vision, prescription, and pension plan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing home-based support to families; and developing/planning activities for children that will support their optimal growth and enhance the relationship between parent and child; and organizing/facilitating parent-child socialization groups
  • Monitoring children’s developmental progress, and maintaining accurate case records
  • Coordinating medical, and other community-based services offering comprehensive support to children/families
  • Other duties as delegated

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required; Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • A Home-based Child Development Associate credential to be obtained
  • Prior experience with prenatal education, and children aged 0-3 years/their families

 

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment, without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status in all employment decisions, including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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