This position is a full time, full year position with a rate of pay $13.95 - $15.39 per hour.
The Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Nurturer is responsible for providing a comfortable, family-like, safe, nurturing, and high-quality daily program for infants and toddlers in collaboration with community child care partners. The Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Nurturer/Home Visitor will establish a close bond/attachment with each child, learning each child’s cues and responding quickly and appropriately to them. The Early Head Start Nurturer/Home Visitor will also provide family services support to the parents of the infants and toddlers enrolled in their class. The Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Nurturer/Home Visitor integrates all programming aspects of all Early Head Start service areas into the child’s daily program.
Family and Community Engagement
Facilitate partnership building with parents, including opportunities for parents to build relationships with staff, participate in individualized family partnership development, identify and build on progress toward self-determined goals, and contribute to the program according to their interests.
Provide opportunities for families to interact and develop relationships with other participants in the program.
Provide at minimum two home visits to each child’s home and two parent/teacher conferences each program year to provide orientation to the program, receive parental input for their child’s curriculum, discuss children’s developmental progress, support effective transitions to the next appropriate educational setting, and maintain a close partnership with parents. During times parents are not attending classes provide weekly home visits.
Work with parents, individually in homes, through parent meetings, through daily sheets, with phone conversations, and individually in the classroom to orient them to Early Head Start and to involve them in their child’s programming, discuss their child’s progress, suggest activities that can be continued in the home, and develop individualized program planning. Provide on-going information to parents through newsletter formats.
Provide parent involvement activities for the participation of EHS families, including family activities, center meetings, Policy Council, etc., and offer a variety of opportunities for involvement according to families’ varied schedules and needs.
Provide a variety of opportunities for parents to enhance their skills and knowledge in child growth and development, the program’s curriculum and assessment process and parenting skills, as well as child and family literacy, transition, community advocacy, preventive health practices and community resources.
Involve parents and all decision making activities regarding the child and families involvement.
Maintain confidentiality at all times.
Provide resources/referrals and advocacy on behalf of Head Start children and families.
Establish and work to maintain a professional working relationship with other family service organizations in our local community (i.e. DHHS, Public Health, Pregnancy Resources, AODA, WIC, Workforce Development. Etc.)
Curriculum and Assessment
Work with the parent to assess the child, design, and plan and implement program chosen research based curriculum approach/es and resources individualizing for each child.
Participate and facilitate the ongoing development and implementation of the Early Head Start adopted Curriculum and Assessment process and tool/s.
In collaboration with parents, implement the curriculum with coordinated assessment, procedures that provide nurturing environments and materials, goals that may be individualized according to the needs of children and small groups, and practices that involve parents in planning, participating in and reporting of progress.
Daily schedule will be flexible according to individual child needs. Collect and maintain outcomes information that is integrated with the curriculum and assessment activities of the program.
Provide ongoing assessment by intentionally planning activities that will allow for observation of assessment indicators in all areas of learning.
Use collected outcomes data to assist with individualizing programming to support children’s individual strengths and scaffold their learning.
Rock Walworth CFS offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 30 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (85% employer paid premium for single coverage and 80% employer paid premium for family coverage), dental insurance (85% employer paid premium for single coverage and 80% employer paid premium for family coverage), and vision insurance. Rock Walworth CFS has a 401 K contribution to employees after 1 year of employment and they have worked 1,000 hours. Other perks include: vacation, sick and personal time accruals, worker’s compensation insurance, short term disability and life insurance at no charge.
This position requires at minimum a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable equivalency, and have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.
Preferred education Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. The ability to write and speak effectively in English and Spanish is preferred.