his position supports the work of Bright Beginnings, an early childhood education and family support center (primarily Early Head Start/Head Start) and reports to the Early Childhood Education Manager. The Home-Based Program Coordinator coordinates is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and ongoing administration of the Home-Based program. The Home-Based Program Coordinator directly supervises seven Home Visitors.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervises all Head Start and Early Head Start Home Visitors through one-on-one weekly meetings and through a process of reflective supervision.
- Works with Home Visitors to review and monitor all paperwork.
- Serves as liaison between Home Visitor and all other service areas.
- Contacts all participating families, maintains a contact log to ensure that program services are being delivered.
- Supervises the planning and implementation of socialization activities for parents at the various transitional housing programs, and coordinates parent training sessions.
- Works with Home Visitors to increase the number of parents attending socializations.
- Coordinates training of Home Visitors, including scheduling reflective supervision with Home Visitors on bi-weekly basis.
- Conducts ongoing monitoring visits with Home Visitors to provide feedback, training, and supervision on effective home visiting strategies.
- Works to increase the number of Home-Based parents participating in Policy Council.
- Maintains contact with families and works with all other service areas (health, nutrition, family services, mental health, special needs services, parent education and resource/referral) to integrate services into the family setting.
- Reviews and updates service area plans, policies and procedures for the effective operation of the Home-Based program.
- Works closely with the Education Manager on the selection of the Home-Based curriculum; provides ongoing training to Home Visitors, and ensures proper alignment with DC State Early Learning Standards and the Head Start Child Development Early Learning Framework.
- Supervises and maintains accurate written/electronic records; including assessments, special education documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, documents for transition to public school and other required forms.
- Responds to crisis and/or emergency situations
- Creates, maintains and oversees monitoring procedures, protocols, and forms related to Early Head Start/ Head Start performance standards.
- Maintains and updates[[http:ChildPlus.Net|ChildPlus.Net]] software as required
- Serves as the liason to staff at the transitional housing programs to ensure ongoing communication and referrals.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
- Three years’ experience with Home-Based Programs preferred
- Experience should include the ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, and culturally diverse populations.
- Knowledge of community resources and referral experience assisting families in need of services is highly desirable.
- Must have flexible schedule to accommodate family needs, may be some evening or weekend hours.
- Good written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish skills highly desirable. Intermediate to advance computer skills – internet and e-mail.
Primary responsibilities are performed in a seated position
- Ability to use telephone and computer on a frequent basis
- Lifting up to 25 pounds