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Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Location: Huntington Park
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture. Mexican American Opportunity Foundation HEAD START/STATE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Title: Home Visitor Department: MAOF Head Start/State Pre-School Program FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time Reports to Home-Base Child Development Supervisor Job Summary: Under general supervision the Home Visitor works with the parents and children within the family home environment. Works on a one to one basis with the primary caregiver of the child. I. Component Mission The objectives of the Educational Service Component is to: A. Provide children with a learning environment which will help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. B. To integrate the educational aspects of the various Head Start components into the Home Base Curriculum. C. Involve parents in the educational activities of the program. D. To enhance the parents role as the main influence in their child's education. E. To increase parents knowledge, understanding, skills and experiences in child growth and development. F. Identify and reinforce experiences which occur in the home, which parents may utilize as educational activities for their children. II. General Responsibilities and Specific Duties (but not limited to) A. Environmental 1. Implements safety rules and supervise children activities in order to insure their safety. 2. Conducts inspection of facilities being used during socializations. 3. Assists children during mealtime. Demonstrates appropriate dental and personal hygiene. B. Developmental and Educational 1. Maintains a caseload of 12 families. 2. Provides weekly visits to parents and children, minimum of 1 ½ hours. 3. Provides 2 socialization experiences for all 12 families. 4. Enhance parent's knowledge on how to developmentally appropriately work with their children. 5. Enhance parent's knowledge on how to utilize materials and resources within the home and community. 6. Using programs curriculum, prepares lesson plans according to child and family needs. 7. Conducts monthly observations of family and child. 8. Using programs assessment tools, conducts child's educational assessment. 9. Implements the Individualized Educational Plan for each child. 10. Helps parent to develop the social learning and physical skills of the children during socializations. 11. Plans and supervise field trips. 12. Conducts Head Start Home Base committee meetings. 13. Communicates both verbally and in writing with parents and children in their primary language. 14. Substitutes in Centers when needed. C. Administrative 1. Records attendance and participation. 2. Prepares and submits required reports timely. 2. Maintains and submits all necessary documents. 3. Participates in Home Base meetings. 4. Attends orientations, in-service training's, educational, conferences and workshops, as required. III. Relationships A. Supervision This position receives direct supervision from the Child Development Supervisor. However, being that it is a field position, the Home Visitor is expected to complete duties as assigned with minimal daily supervision. B. Internal Relationships 1. Child Development Supervisor 2. Health, Nutrition, Social Services, Disabilities, Mental Health, and Parent Involvement staff. 3. Trainers and consultants C. External Relationships 1. Parents 2. Head Start Home Base Committee IV. Knowledge and skills required A. Education 1. High School diploma or its equivalent. 2. Bachelor's degree in a subject matter related to early childhood education and/or child development from an accredited university. 3. A valid (unexpired) California Children's Center Permit, or a California Child Development Teacher Permit. 4. Minimum of 2 years paid experience working with preschool children. 5. Minimum of 24 Units in Child Development. B. Skills 1. Skilled in written and oral communication 2. Bilingual (Spanish/English) required. 3. Excellent organizational skills. 4. Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity. 5. Ability to perform job duties with minimum supervision. C. Other 1. Must posses fingerprint clearance at all times during employment (REQUIRED). 2. Must posses own vehicle at all times, must have valid CA Driver's License and current automobile insurance (REQUIRED). V. Health requirements 1. Must have verification of T.B. clearance at the time of employment issued within six (6) months prior to employment, to be renewed every year. 2. Must pass pre-employment Health Screening, T.B. Test and Drug Screening. 3. Must provide vaccination records for influenza, pertussis and measles at the time of employment, annual requirement thereafter (If applicable) Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work Environment The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. MAOF is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Huntington Park , HOME VISITOR, Other , Huntington Park, California

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