The LEAF Program provides literacy services to adults and children through several program areas: adult education, which consists of English as a Second Language and Computer Skills classes; early childhood, which includes a licensed preschool and daycare, as well as a home visiting program, and school-age programming, which includes after-school and a summer camp.
Basic Job Function:
The Prevention Initiative home visiting model provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive evidence-based child development and family support services to help families prepare their young children for later school success. Parents should gain knowledge and skills in parenting through implementation of the research-based curriculum, which guides the provision of services.
The Home Visitor is responsible for visiting the homes of families with children ages 0-3, and also pregnant women. The Home Visitor will carry a caseload of 24 families, and provide educational services to children and supportive services to the family.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but are not limited to recruiting families, performing home visits twice monthly for each case and documenting all information in accordance with DFSS/CPS requirements
Home visitor will carry a caseload of 24 families
Home visitor must have a reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license and current insurance policy
Home visitor will be expected to recruit and maintain a full caseload of families in the West Ridge/Rogers Park area. This may include passing out/posting fliers and attending WIC clinic nutrition classes or local events, possibly in the evening or weekends as needed.
Home Visitor will utilize parent curriculum examples: BabyTALK, Parents As Teacher and have knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD
Home visitor must schedule 2 visits per month with each client and document accordingly. Knowledge of COPA is a plus. Each visit can last about an hour depending on the individual client and needs. Some families require additional time but 2 visits is the minimum
Home visitor will help develop goals and actions plans for each family and review every 6 months
Home visitor administers developmental screenings with caregivers within 45 days of enrollment and every 4 months afterward unless needed more frequently
Home visitors will make referrals and provide resources to families as needed
Home visitor will assist and conduct special events for the families at our center including monthly parenting/socialization classes, book give-away events and play groups
Attend trainings and events mandated by DFSS/CPS
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or related field or Gateways to Opportunity in Family Specialist Level 5 credential. Experience working with young children and their families. Preferred Bilingual candidates to serve families in our community.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
Must be able to lift up to twenty-five pounds and also lift small children in our daycare and preschool. Must be able to utilize stairs for home visits and ability to be culturally sensitive to families/community.
Early Childhood development, computer usage including email and basic functions of Microsoft Office. COPA, HSELOF knowledge is a plus.
Excellent communication with staff, clients and funders. Excellent office organization. Ability to work independently and effectively work with others from different countries.
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, educat...ion, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.