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Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit Early Head Start Family Partner / Home Visitor in Sunbury, Pennsylvania

.and.nbsp;JOB LOCATION: .and.nbsp;Sunbury, PA.and.nbsp;ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:.and.nbsp;The Early Head Start Family Partner/Home Visitor reports directly to the Early Head Start (EHS) Child Development and Instructional Manager and in his/her absence to the Early Head Start Supervisor.JOB DEFINITION:.and.nbsp;The Early Head Start Family Partner/Home Visitor's main responsibility is to provide support services, parent involvement activities, and child development activities for families in their homes.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Conduct weekly 90-minute home visits to young children and their families.Carry out .and.ldquo;curriculum.and.rdquo; for child development in the context of the home and during group .and.ldquo;socialization.and.rdquo; experiences.Facilitate group .and.ldquo;socialization.and.rdquo; experiences and other family group activities.Provide education and support services to families.Conduct screening and ongoing assessment of young children's development.Collaborate with families to establish family development goals, and document this collaborative process in family partnership agreements.Promote parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance, and the overall Head Start program.Monitor and educate parents with respect to children's health status, including medical follow-up, physical health, dental health, mental health, and nutritional intakeProvide management, crisis intervention, and resource referral services.Act as liaison and advocate between community resources and Head Start families.Transport family when appropriate to and from community resources or other activities.Complete documentation of home visits, socialization experiences, and other relevant activities.Maintain confidentiality of family records and information.Participate fully in supervision and training experiences.Perform other duties as assigned.Promote a positive Early Head Start image in the community.Maintain current physical on a biennial schedule.Assist with child recruitment and enrollment, as needed.and.nbsp;NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Performs other related duties as assignedAttend some evening events/activities as appropriate.and.nbsp;EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:Minimum requirements include either:A high school diploma / equivalent and a home-based Child Development Associate (CDA) with a minimum of two (2) years' home visiting and two (2) years' experience with infant/toddler/ preschool children.A Bachelor's or Associate's degree in the areas of Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Bachelor.and.#39;s degree preferred.; .and.nbsp;A Bachelor's or Associate's degree in a related field with two (2) year's experience with teaching infant/toddler/preschool children. Bachelor.and.#39;s degree preferred.a Bachelor's or Associate's degree in a non-related field with a minimum of three (3) years' experience with preschool children and home visiting experience may be considered. Bachelor.and.#39;s degree preferred.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to accept great cultural diversity, flexibility to accommodate a changing caseload, ability to cope with stressful situations, and a professional attitude are required.Must have an interest in and concern for children and families and some experience dealing with children and/or families..and.nbsp;ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:.and.nbsp;Current, approved Act 34 (PA State Police), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse Registry) and Act 114-FBI Fingerprint clearances are required and must be renewed at appropriate, specific intervals pursuant to Act 153 of 2014 (revised Act 15 of 2015).Current, approved Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training certificate showing completion of a minimum of three (3) hours training every five (5) years..and.nbsp;PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS:Attend training seminars and in-service programs identified as important to the operation of the instructional programContinued trai