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Kansas Employer Family Educator (Linn County) in Mound City, Kansas

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POSITION SUMMARY:\ Provide service coordination to families and guide parents in providing developmentally appropriate learning activities for\ their children through weekly home visits as outlined in the Early Head Start Performance Standards.\ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:\ Conduct weekly home visits to families that are no less than 90 minutes, and include all necessary\ components based on family needs, and per the families learning style. This includes Social Services,\ Parent Involvement, Health and Safety, Nutrition, Child Development and Special Needs services to\ families.\ Maintain ongoing assessments for each child, which include Developmental Observations, ASQ-3 and\ ASQ-SE screenings, and parent feedback.\ Provide information to assist parents in gaining knowledge about child development, which will support\ them in encouraging their childs growth and school readiness.\ Team with parents to develop individualized lesson plans that include parent goals and interests.\ Develop and review monthly an ongoing family goals that address the needs of families. Assist and\ support families in meeting those goals to achieve self-sufficiency.\ Track all referrals and resources made and identify gaps in services.\ Recruit children and families meeting Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) program\ requirements for services within the identified service area.\ Complete applications: obtain proof of birth, and proof of income to determine eligibility for services.\ Work cooperatively within the program and with community partners to plan and conduct transitional\ activities from one educational setting to the next.\ Identify, refer to, and work cooperatively with local community agencies and providers to ensure\ comprehensive services to meet family needs.\ Complete data entry into Data Base System, per assigned due dates, and update as needed.\ Collect, track, maintain, and coordinate childrens health requirements with the health services staff.\ Guide parent in preparation of one nutrition activity in the home, per month.\ Partner with parents to plan two (2) group socializations per month and four (4) PACT nights per year.\ Follow budget guidelines for nutrition activities/ socializations.\ Assist families in pursuing educational and professional development opportunities.\ Provide prenatal mothers with information, training, and support to meet both baby and mothers needs.\ Transport families as per program requirements to support family needs/ goals.\ Instruct and support parents in using Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies to prevent and defuse\ disruptive behavior.\ Comply with Head Start Performance Standards.\ Respect and support cultural differences and diverse family structures.\ Continue Professional Development as required for this position.\ Demonstrate good work habits such as arriving on time and adhering to appropriate break times.\ Attend mandatory In-Service trainings, staff meetings, and other events as required.\ Maintain a clean and adequately serviced vehicle.\ Responsibility to report any suspected abuse or neglect to appropriate authority.\ Advocate for SEK-CAP, Inc. in the community.\ Maintain and assure confidentiality and privacy of SEK-CAP, Inc. customers.\ Uphold and promote the core values and mission statement of SEK-CAP, Inc.\ Support management decisions both in actions and words.\ Other duties as assigned.

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