The Home-Based Coordinator provides expertise, oversight, training, leadership, and ongoing support to the Easterseals Home Based Educators, and is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of home based policies, procedures, and systems in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards.
Planning and Program Services:
Develop and annually update service/management plans, policies, procedures, and implement systems to ensure consistent, high quality home based Early Head Start services in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards and the Head Start Act.
Work with the Home-Based Educators, other Easterseals staff, and the community to ensure the consistent implementation of high quality, comprehensive home-based services.
Work with staff and the community to ensure that the home-based program recruits and enrolls Early Head Start children, including children with disabilities, to meet funded enrollment numbers and maintains an active waiting list.
Provide support to Home Based Educators at home visits and socializations on a regular basis.
Assist Home Based Educators with building collaborative relationships with all content area staff in order to provide integrated services to families.
Ensure that a strengths-based approach is understood and followed by staff.
Participate on the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) team to develop and implement a PFCE Plan that supports meaningful parent and family engagement and outcomes.
Participate in the School Readiness team and the development and implementation of the School Readiness Plan that supports meaningful parent and family engagement and outcomes.
Work with staff to promote parent involvement on the Parent Committee and the agency Policy Council
Ensure the provision of case management and referrals for social services to EHS families in cooperation with other social services, health and mental health agencies and providers through community linkage agreements.
Participate in program planning and implementation of all services areas as part of an integrated leadership team.
Participate in the self-assessment process, community needs assessment, and strategic planning.
Participate in the monthly analysis of monitoring data with the leadership team, provide recommendations, and ensure that data is utilized to guide planning.
Record Keeping, Reporting, and Communication:
Implement a system to ensure that the following information is entered into COPA, My Teaching Strategies, and child/family files in a timely manner by the Home-Based Educators: waiting list, enrollment, family assessment, Family Partnership Agreement goals, referrals, follow-up, case notes, home visits, parent-teacher conferences, observations, and assessments.
In collaboration with the PDM team, implement a system to ensure that the Home-Based Educators give the following information to the Program Aides in a timely manner for entry into COPA and child/family files: health histories, medical records, developmental screenings, disability referrals/status.
Facilitate and/or participate in regularly scheduled content area, team, and other meetings.
Complete annual PIR as part of the leadership team.
Travel to Easterseals sites, socialization locations, and home visits regularly.
Ongoing Monitoring and Self-Assessment:
In collaboration with the PDM team and leadership team, implement ongoing monitoring system for ERSEA, health/nutrition, family and community engagement, education, and disabilities.
Participate in the ongoing self-assessment of the program.
Implement reflective and relationship-based practices.
Provide ongoing technical support to the Home-Based Educators, including twice-monthly individual reflective supervision; formal home visit observations and feedback twice yearly; performance evaluations; and professional development plans.
Facilitate the design and implementation of an annual training plan for home based staff that is integrated with all content areas.
Recruit and hire Home Based Educators.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education/Child Development, or another related field, with one of the following: at least 12 credit hours in ECE/CD; Infant-Toddler CDA; or Home Based CDA
Gateways Level 5 Family Specialist Credential within 18 months of hire.
8 years combined experience in home visiting and Early Head Start, with at least 3 years each of home visiting and Early Head Start experience.
3 years supervisory/management experience
Head Start Performance Standards
Valid driver’s license.
Able to work well with all levels of the organization, partner sites, other agencies and funding source personnel.
Ability to develop new systems and to demonstrate flexibility in adjusting to program goals and needs.
Demonstrates the ability to conceptualize and articulate program outcomes.
Able to manage multiple projects.
Well organized, highly detail oriented and accuracy driven.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and supervisory skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
ADA: Easterseals will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Unless exempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons hired for this position are required to possess the ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to treat clients, i.e., bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently.
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