Home Visitor
Children's Hospital Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Requirements:
Minimum Education: Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education from an accredited college or university required. May consider applicant enrolled in ECE or ECSE Associate's degree program with a graduation date within six (6) months of the date of hire, and an additional two (2) years of relevant experience, in addition to minimum experience required. A combination of relevant professional, volunteer/community experience will be considered.

Minimum Experience: Two (2) years experience working with young children ages birth to 36 months old, in a variety of group and/or family settings, including family child care, center and/or home-based programming required. One (1) year of relevant experience with birth to 5 year olds with disabilities preferred. Will consider applicant with relevant disabilities coursework and/or training, or the applicant must complete the relevant coursework within one (1) year of start date or sooner if relevant coursework is available. A combination of relevant professional, volunteer/community experience will be considered. Prefer experience in an inclusive child care and/or other ECE settings, and working with birth to 36-month olds with disabilities. Prefer experience working with expectant families, families of diverse backgrounds, parent-child interaction sessions and groups, teenage parents, parents involved with the Child Welfare system, and parents impacted by substance abuse and other mental health problems.

Specialized Training: Training in family centered care for infants and toddlers at environmental, biological, established risk, particularly infants and toddlers at risk for or delayed in social-emotional development preferred.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Job Description:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children, and is part of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania research community.

The Early Head Start Program is seeking a Home Visitor. The Early Head Start program is located at the Kirbride Center in West Philadelphia where it services approximately 300 people which include expectant parents and infants, toddlers, and their parents/primary caregivers. The Home Visitor is part of a large team of CHOP personnel servicing the West Philadelphia community.

The Home Visitor assists the Child Development & Mental Health Manager in the coordination of the Home Visiting Unit by coordinating group socializations, attending Family Review Team Meetings and supporting all program efforts to meet Early Head Start Program Standards.

The Home Visitor provides direct services to expectant parents, infants, toddlers and their families by: partnering with families to complete ongoing developmental and sensory screenings; facilitating families in participating in developmentally appropriate activities that promote development in all developmental domains during weekly home visits and bimonthly parent/child socialization groups; identifying and providing families appropriate information, referrals and linkages regarding child development, health and wellness and community resources; and documenting all interactions with families in an accurate, complete and timely manner.

The Home Visitor provides reflective leadership of home visitors on team. Coordinates and provides team coverage for home visitors. Supports effective collaboration, cooperation and partnership of their team, families, coworkers, managers, Policy Council members, volunteers, students, and community organizations.

The ideal candidate will have an Associate and/or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education from an accredited college or university. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with young children ages birth to 36 months old, in a variety of group and/or family settings, including family child care, center and/or home-based programming required. A minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience with birth to 5 year olds with disabilities preferred. A combination of relevant professional, volunteer/community experience will be considered. Prefer experience in an inclusive child care and/or other ECE settings, and working with birth to 36-month olds with disabilities. Prefer experience working with expectant families, families of diverse backgrounds, parent-child interaction sessions and groups, teenage parents, parents involved with the Child Welfare system, and parents impacted by substance abuse and other mental health problems. CDA and/or other ECE training experience also preferred.

Specialized Training: Training in family centered care for infants and toddlers at environmental, biological, established risk, particularly infants and toddlers at risk for or delayed in social-emotional development preferred.

This position requires:
- A high degree of flexibility of skills and hours
- Value for research integrity and collaborative research
- High degree of understanding of clinical protocol measures
- Strong people skills and good communication skills
- Great organizational and time management skills
- Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills
- Requires thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:
- Child Abuse Clearances
- FBI Fingerprint Clearance
- Drug Screening
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

To learn more about the CHOP Research Institute and the research programs visit: http://research.chop.edu. Interested individuals should send upload a cover letter, CV, and three references and/or letters of recommendation attesting to your skills and abilities and must also complete a profile at www.chop.edu/careers.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or veteran status.

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since our start...