Grade: 9                                                                                 Pay Rate: $19.04 - $23.36 per hour 

Hours Per Week: 40                                                               FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job #: 088-17                                                   

Job Summary:

Creates a successful environment that will promote the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of young children and families during pregnancy, upon birth, and during the early years. Assist enrolled pregnant women to access comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care through referrals. Provide early opportunities for infants to grow and develop in warm, nurturing, and inclusive environment.  

 Essential Functions:

  • Conducts weekly 90-minute home visits to enrolled pregnant women

  • Provide pregnant women and other family members, as appropriate, with prenatal education on fetal development.

  • Provide information on the benefits of breast feeding to all pregnant and nursing mothers.

  • Provide services in a culturally and linguistically responsive manner to support the home environment of the child.

  • Provide information on what to expect during labor and delivery.

  • Provides an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the home visit.

  • Provide information on postpartum recovery, including maternal depression.

  • Reports child abuse/neglect to proper authorities as required.

  • Establishes appropriate safety and emergency procedures.

  • Arrange for health staff to visit the newborn to ensure the well-being of the mother and child.

  • Assures that all Early Head Start Performance Standards are met

  • Implements curriculum that is developmentally appropriate with parental involvement and Policy Council approval.

  • Integrates all educational aspects of the health, nutrition and mental health services into the program.

  • Arranges parent training as identified by families.

  • Works with appropriate tribal programs and community resources to identify and address program services requirements.

  • Provides appropriate environment and adult guidance for participation of children with special needs/disabilities.

  • Maintains the established monitoring system that assures compliance with performance standards and program goals.

  • Abides by and is familiar with all program policies.

  • Participates in regular training programs and conferences.

  • Maintains current knowledge and skills necessary to comply with Early Head Start regulations and requirements.

  • Implement effective communication systems with community partners.

  • Assists in inventory and ordering of all equipment and materials.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.  

 Education, Experience, Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Requires an associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree in early childhood education or an associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree with (2) years in a work related field in early childhood education with experience in teaching birth to five year old children OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness, their understanding and use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, and their problem solving abilities.

  • Home visitors must have knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics. They must be skilled in communicating with and motivating people. In addition, they must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.

  • Establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment.

  • Supporting the social and emotional development of children.

  • Encouraging the involvement of the families of the children in the Early Head Start program supporting the development of relationships between children and their families.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, and listening skills.

  • Must have a working knowledge of Early Head Start components.

  • Requires TB and Hep B vaccinations and a physical every three years.

  • First Aid certification required.

  • Food handler’s card required.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

 Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 20 pounds.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal, credit and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.