Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC) now in its 61st year has provided comprehensive Head Start/Early Head Start services in San Francisco for over 40 years.
Currently, MNC has ten child development sites providing early education and care to over 400 infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Our staff provide nurturing early learning environments that reflect the values, language, and cultural identity of the children served. Teachers intentionally promote and support dual language learning (Spanish and English) and actively engage children in age-appropriate, stimulating experiences to bring about optimal learning for all children to grow to their fullest potential!
MNC is seeking a qualified individual for a temporary Early Head Start Home Based Visitor under its Children Services Division. Under the supervision of the Early Head Start Manager, the Early Head Start Home Based Visitor will provide a planned child development program of educational experiences in the home environment; provide comprehensive services to strengthen and support relationships between infants, toddlers and their parents and provide links to community resources to help achieve family goals. This is a temporary position with an opportunity to convert to a permanent infant/toddler teaching position by November 2020 for the right individual.
Primary Duties: · Conducts weekly home visits facilitating children and parent activities and providing information on different developmental topics (e.g. nutrition, self-care, social-emotional, motor skills, language skills, etc.) for the purpose of optimizing development of each child and helping to enhance parenting skills. · Assists families in the utilization of learning opportunities for their child by the development of educational activities using available household materials and activities that naturally occur in the home. · Use positive discipline techniques in guiding children’s behavior. · Plans and develops with parents an individualized program using weekly educational activity plans based on their child’s assessment and incorporating identified family’s strengths and needs. · Plans, implements and evaluates with parents bi-weekly group socialization experiences. · Plans and implements parent meetings/workshops to further education on development, health, and other issues. · Acts as a support and resource person for families for the purpose in case managing specific needs with families, advocating for parents and encouraging parent involvement in the program. · Establishes a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect for families. · Fosters the view and practice in parents that they are their child’s first and most important teacher and reinforces this concept with practical suggestions for its continual development. · Support and assist parents and children through the transition from home to center based care. · Conducts developmental assessments throughout the year to ensure children are meeting important milestones. Share findings and offer parental support to apply findings and plan activities which foster their child’s needs. · Complete referrals for further (health/mental health/disabilities) evaluations to appropriate staff members. Accurately maintain current child and family records through all phases. · Ensure scheduled adherence for all infant and toddler immunizations, health and dental screenings and maintain completed treatment records. · Maintain flexibility in changing planned activities according to children’s interests. · Follow Head Start/CDE/CLD policies and procedures in reporting suspected child abuse in accordance with federal and state laws. · Attends meetings and/or workshops (e.g. staff/center meetings, in-service sessions, training, and parent meetings) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and/or maintaining their professional development.
Qualifications: Education: · High School Diploma or GED · AS/AA Degree, or enrolled in college working towards an AA degree in Early Childhood Development, ESL, and/or General Education Experience: · Must have experience in an infant / toddler setting and meets the California Community Care Licensing requirements; 12 ECE Units including core course as listed on the Child Development Permit Matrix · Current or previous Head Start Parent Preferred. Requirements: · State of California Child Development Associate Teacher Level Permit · Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter) · Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ) · Current Immunizations (TB, Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) (every 2 years thereafter) · Clearance of Child Abuse Index · Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter) · Must be register with the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry · Must attend trainings that are required by funders (might be an evening or Saturday) Language(s): · English, Spanish required Skills and Abilities: · Personality - Independent thinker, possess excellent customer service skills, professional attitude, a high level of personal integrity, maturity, and business judgment required. · Performance - Able to multi-task, prioritize task, meet deadlines, able to do presentations and to maintain confident information. · Communication - Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be a well-organized professional who thrives in a team-oriented environment. Able to respond promptly to calls/texts. · Stress Management - Ability to remain tactful under pressure and present a professional demeanor and communication style with co-workers in a multicultural setting. Software: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer. Decision Making: Set priorities and standards of performance; Develop plans by which work can be accomplished. Tools and Equipment: General office equipment, fax, copier, printer, phone, and computer. Confidential and Sensitive Information: Maintain the highest level of confidentiality when dealing with client records.
Benefits: · Competitive salary, based on experience · Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits · Employee Assistance Program provides staff with access to professional consultations around financial, health, and legal matters · Professional development opportunities, paid staff training days, and support for continuing education · Opportunities to participate in 403(b) retirement program with a matching plan and Flexible Savings Account (FSA) for medical reimbursement · Commuter benefits
How to Apply: Please apply by sending resume and cover letter with in the subject line. Please visit our web site for additional information on our company at: www.mncsf.org We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
MNC delivers culturally sensitive, multi-generational, community-based services focused on low-income families. We develop and promote leadership skills that empower families to build strong, healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.