SIUE’s Head Start/Early Head Start is seeking qualified candidates for a Home Visitor position. The Home Visitor staff provide children and families in the home-based option a comprehensive program to meet their social, intellectual, emotional and physical needs. Home Visitors serve as facilitators, educators, and support systems for parents and families. Responsibilities include preparing developmentally appropriate lesson plans (including instruction during family style dining), implementing the adopted curriculum, managing child behavior, modeling instructions for parents, individualizing child instruction, conducting screening and assessments, scheduling and completing weekly home visits. The Home Visitor will all be responsible for obtaining and managing child outcome data and ensuring accurate records and files are kept for each participant.
The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start program serves more than 860 families and children birth through age five, including children with special needs, throughout St. Clair County, as well as services for expectant mothers. The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start program is housed in 12 early childhood centers, seven managed directly by SIUE staff and five collaborations. The program includes a rigorous school readiness program and provides comprehensive services, such as health/dental screenings and family engagement and support activities.
This position is a current Administrative/Professional vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s East St. Louis Center and will close to applicants at end of business day, 11:59 pm CST, on the posting end date. SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time (50% or more) employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.
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SIUE is focused on the health and safety of our faculty and staff while remaining committed to serving our students with the excellence that is a hallmark of SIUE. Our Cougar Commitment plan provides both broad and specific actions that will allow SIUE to restore much of our campus’ energy through a safe and intentional science-based approach. The role of higher education continues to be critical to the well-being of our communities and sustainability. Our careful planning is a testament to the importance of that mission, our stewardship and responsibilities to help shape a changing world.
- Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. (Tier 1) OR - Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field, and at least two years of experience teaching infants/toddlers and/or preschool aged children AND, currently enrolled in a qualifying, degree-seeking program leading to a Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field, having already completed at least half (50%) of the coursework. (Tier 2)
Internal Number: 11499
About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.
Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals.
SIUE is is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category.
Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).