Visit assigned families twice weekly for at least thirty minutes, and conduct visits in accordance with the PCHP national model.
- Collaborate with others in developing and facilitating family and community-building activities, including an array of center-based classes and groups, parties, trips, etc.
- Use books, toys and activities to model verbal interaction and non-verbal communication with young children.
- Partner with parents in play with their young children, both at their homes and in the center.
- Attend weekly staff meetings and/or group supervision.
- Participate in ongoing supervision, training, and professional development both on and off-site.
- Work collaboratively with community resources and advocate for families when necessary.
- Create an atmosphere in which parents feel comfortable participating.
- Respect the role of parents as their children's first and most important teacher.
- Understand and appreciate the centrality of relationships in child development and service to families.
- Actively engage in thoughtful, reflective supervision on a weekly basis to increase awareness of self and families, and to enhance and improve service delivery.
- Respect the privacy of all family participants, and adhere to program and agency policies regarding confidentiality.
- Model appropriate behavioral expectations of young children at various ages.
- Assist in community outreach.
- Keep paperwork up-to-date and organized, and submits reports and timesheets on time.
- Complete other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator or Program Director.
- High School diploma or GED required
- Some experience with and strong commitment to young children and their families required (this may include one's own children)
- Commitment to community and strengths-based work, and commitment to ongoing professional development
- Sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse communities and families; ability to maintain a non-judgmental attitude
- Capacity to foster a supportive environment for families, and function effectively during stressful situations
- Ability to work independently and responsibly
- Capacity to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team, showing support to other program staff
Hours: 35 hrs per week. This position requires a flexible schedule.
- Must be willing to travel within the city via public transportation, and to conduct home visits
Applicant will be required to work 2-4 evenings per week depending on the needs of families
Salary: Mid to high 20s, plus generous benefits package
University Settlement Society of New York - 8 months ago
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