The Onslow County Partnership for Children (OCPC) is seeking one (1), full-time Home Visitor for the Early Head Start (EHS) program. Funding for EHS is provided by the Office of Head Start and Administration for Children and Families. The Onslow County Partnership for Children is a private non-profit agency that advocates and provides services for the healthy development of children, by building the strength and capacities of families, care-giving professionals, and the communities in which they reside.
The major purpose of this position is to provide parenting education to primary caregivers of young children in private residences on a weekly basis as the case manager and educational facilitator. The Home Visitor delivers comprehensive services to young children and their families, as well as expectant families, in order to enhance the primary caregivers’ ability to fulfill the role as their children’s first and best teachers. This individual provides weekly home visits to families and works with all other components to include, but not limited to; health, nutrition, family services, child development, mental health, special services, parent education, resource and referral, to deliver services to families in relation to school readiness outcomes. In addition, the Home Visitor provides well planned group socialization experiences for children and families while promoting effective teamwork by supporting members of the team through positive and nonjudgmental behaviors. This position must meet requirements per Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Act to include any local, state and agency policies and procedures. This position is under the direct supervision of the Home Visitor Supervisor of the Early Head Start Program and supports families of diverse backgrounds through a collaborative partnership.
An Associate degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or Child Development is required. Interested candidates must also be bilingual in Spanish. Experience working with families is preferred in addition to any previous experience with a Head Start or Early Head Start program. Additional desirable skills include, but are not limited to: database experience (i.e. ChildPlus, Teaching Strategies Gold, etc.), knowledge of community resources, safety and sanitation procedures, compliance standards in accordance with program monitoring, case management and file reviews, Parents as Teachers-Born to Learn and Creative Curriculum, Ages & Stages Questionnaires, maintain timely and accurate documentation, collaborate externally with other community agencies, etc. In-county travel is required daily and reliable transportation must be available for daily work. Mileage reimbursement is provided. NC Child Care Background Check required via NC DCDEE.