Texas Tech University Home Visitor in Lubbock, Texas

Home Visitor

Requisition ID 10721BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech University

Campus Texas Tech University

Department Early Head Start

Position Description Provide comprehensive services to families in the Early Head Start Home-Based Program. Conduct screenings and assessments of child development, education, health services. Organize weekly home visits and socialization experiences. Establish family partnerships that focus on setting goals and the responsibilities, timetables and strategies required to achieve those goals.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Plan and coordinate efforts to identify and recruit families for the program, primarily the Home Based component.

  • Submit lesson plans including information based on observations of children (interests and milestones) and IFSPs.

  • Plan, organize and facilitate socialization groups twice a month with parents, families and children.

  • Help plan, attend, and participate in regular team planning meetings, center staff meetings, and special events.

  • Observe and record behavior of children to determine needs and interests as a basis of planning. Record formal assessments based on school readiness goals.

  • Familiarity with and willingness to abide by the Texas Family Code 261.001 as it pertains to the abuse and neglect of young children.

  • Maintain professional ethics and positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, students, and parents.

  • Conduct weekly home visits per Head Start Program Performance Plans with parents, caregivers, and children.

  • Build relationships with families in order to conduct family assessments and set goals for children and families.

  • Plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate experiences for young children utilizing Early Head Start performance standards and Partners for a Healthy Baby Curriculum.

  • Demonstrate the mental, emotional, and physical ability to work with expectant moms, children ages 6 weeks to 3 years, and families from various ethnic and socio-economic groups. Knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with children with disabilities.

  • Provide for the safety and supervision of children at TTU EHS according to DFPS (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services), NAEYC accreditation standards (National Association for the Education for Young Children), and Early Head Start Performance Standards.

  • Participate in professional development by attending conferences and professional meetings and by reading professional literature.

  • Maintain child files including completion of required electronic data entries in ChildPlus and COR on a regular basis.

  • Plan and conduct developmental screenings. Report results of screenings to parents and make referrals to appropriate agencies when needed.

Required Qualifications High school diploma plus three (3) years experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of child growth and development from birth through 3, and working with expectant mothers.

  • Understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Experience in Early Head Start. Experience working with low income populations. Experience working with infants and toddlers.

EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Cover Letter

Recommendation/Referral

Resume / CV

Job Type Part Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate 9.86

Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required Up to 75%

Shift Day

Schedule Details various hours 7:30 - 5:30 some nights/weekends

Grant Funded? Yes

Job Group Clerical/Secretarial

Removal Date 09/04/2017