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Outreach Home Visitor (Salem and Santiam Canyon area)

Family Building Blocks, Doris's Place
Job Description

Family Building Blocks (FBB) is accepting applications for a full-time 36+ hour per week Outreach Home Visitor. This position is eligible for full benefits.

Relief Nursery Outreach Home Visitor who will provide services to families in the Salem and Santiam Canyon area. The Outreach Home Visitor will work with families in their homes to establish a positive home environment, to promote healthy child growth and development, and to support the well-being of children and families. S/he uses therapeutic home visiting skills such as effective praise and reflective dialogue to strengthen parent-child relationships, improve parenting skills, teach effective problem solving, and reduce family stress.  The home visitor also helps parents identify and access community resources that will help the family accomplish their goals. Contacts with families are numerous and frequent; interactions will be in person or by telephone. All services must comply with Oregon Association of Relief Nursery (OARN) standards.

70%_Home Visiting

  • Schedules and provides regular home visits to assigned families in accordance with Relief Nursery (OARN) guidelines and work with supervisor to maintain a caseload that meets established standards
  • Implements research-based curriculum during home visits to guide parents
  • Provides direct support to parents by interviewing and using questions to help parents reflect on and improve their parenting technique, and by offering information about child development
  • Provides direct support to parents by partnering with them in both attaining goals and navigating community resources
  • Assist families to develop goals, objectives and activities to meet their needs, using a family centered, strength-based approach
  • Encourages parents to advocate for themselves, thus fostering self-efficacy

20%_Service Delivery and Documentation

  • Completes developmental screenings, assessments, and questionnaires at the required intervals.
  • Documents observations of children and families accurately and completes required paperwork in a timely manner, in accordance with program standards.
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  • Timely completion and systematic organization of all required documentation such as case notes, surveys, and other screenings in compliance with program requirements.
  • Maintains contact with caseworkers, counselors, and other community partners in the provision of services to assigned families.
  • Assures that proper release of information documents are signed before communicating with other service providers.
  • Meets weekly with supervisor for reflective supervision to evaluate family/child progress, develop case-plans, and identify strategies for improving outcomes.
  • 5 % Volunteer & Intern Program Support

  • Provide an atmosphere that promotes inclusion and supports volunteers and student intern involvement in working with families.
  • Support the work of FBB volunteers and interns as an integral part of program services.
  • Provide learning opportunities for volunteers and interns while participating in program services.
  • 5% Other

    Attend agency staff meetings, in-services, and other required trainings.

  • Assist and connect with families at play groups.
  • Support childcare needs while parenting classes are being offered on site
  • Assists as needed and/or assigned to related activities.
  • Minimum Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree with a concentration in early childhood development/related field OR CDA Credential in Early Childhood Education, OR comparable credential (20 quarter credit hours) from an accredited institution with a focus on infant/toddler development, OR equivalent combination of training and course work (ORO Step 8.5) in early childhood development with a focus on Early Childhood Education/Child Development OR Two years of qualifying teaching experience with some college level coursework in ECE/Child Development
  • At least 6 months relevant experience relating to providing social work, including demonstrated experience working with infant/child development and at-risk families, also including work experience in parent education, home visiting, and/or child development setting
  • Strong commitment to Family Building Blocks mission and values serving children and families as well as staff
  • Timely completion and systematic organization of all required documentation such as case notes, surveys, and other screenings in compliance with program requirements.
  • Maintains contact with caseworkers, counselors, and other community partners in the provision of services to assigned families.
  • Assures that proper release of information documents are signed before communicating with other service providers.
  • Meets weekly with supervisor for reflective supervision to evaluate family/child progress, develop case-plans, and identify strategies for improving outcomes.
  • 5 % Volunteer & Intern Program Support

  • Provide an atmosphere that promotes inclusion and supports volunteers and student intern involvement in working with families.
  • Support the work of FBB volunteers and interns as an integral part of program services.
  • Provide learning opportunities for volunteers and interns while participating in program services.
  • 5% Other

    Attend agency staff meetings, in-services, and other required trainings.

  • Assist and connect with families at play groups.
  • Support childcare needs while parenting classes are being offered on site
  • Assists as needed and/or assigned to related activities.
  • Minimum Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree with a concentration in early childhood development/related field OR CDA Credential in Early Childhood Education, OR comparable credential (20 quarter credit hours) from an accredited institution with a focus on infant/toddler development, OR equivalent combination of training and course work (ORO Step 8.5) in early childhood development with a focus on Early Childhood Education/Child Development OR Two years of qualifying teaching experience with some college level coursework in ECE/Child Development
  • At least 6 months relevant experience relating to providing social work, including demonstrated experience working with infant/child development and at-risk families, also including work experience in parent education, home visiting, and/or child development setting
  • Strong commitment to Family Building Blocks mission and values serving children and families as well as staff
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to stay calm in a busy environment.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Possess computer skills, to include use of internet, email, and data entry (Microsoft Office) and ability to learn new programs required for the position.
  • Supports multiculturalism by treating all people with dignity and respect and not engaging in discriminatory behavior.
  • Possess a valid Oregon Driver's license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation. Must be able to provide proof of current auto insurance.
  • An employer-paid pre-employment drug test is required.
  • Must successfully pass Oregon Child Care Division Background Registry.
  • Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology, human development, early childhood development or other related field.
  • Experience working in parent education, home visiting, and/or infant/child development.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Additional Eligibility and Qualifications

  • Mandated Reporter - Report all cases of suspected abuse and neglect in accordance with Oregon statutes and agency policies and procedures.
  • Must maintain throughout the length of employment an acceptable driving record according to FBB criteria and valid auto insurance.
  • Employees must sustain a drug free and acceptable criminal record throughout the course of employment
  • Must maintain discretion and respect the confidentiality of information about enrolled families, personnel issues and other program operations.
  • Complete mandatory trainings which may include Growing Great Kids, RN Parent Survey training.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the following topics within 180 days of hire: infant care, child health and safety, maternal and family health, infant and child development including language and literacy, role of culture in parenting, and supporting the parent-child relationship.
  • Language

    Positions requiring bilingual English/Spanish must communicate fluently with the children and families and provide specialized instruction for the purpose of integrating elements from the native cultures as well as developing strategies to plan activities, projects, games and group activities that will encourage the family and child to learn new material and interact both in native and non-native language.

    Expected Hours of Work

    This position works with at-risk parents in their homes and requires a flexible schedule to accommodate family needs and participate in program activities that may include occasional overtime, late and/or early mornings.  

    Travel

    This position requires regular travel to perform home visit and occasionally to visit other sites and attend trainings/meetings

    We encourage applicants to apply and also submit their application for the Criminal Background Registry with the Oregon Learning Division.

     As part of your online application please upload the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until finalists are selected. 

  • Unofficial Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Copies of relevant certificates and licenses.
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