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Early Childhood Home Visitor, Birth-Age 3

Omaha Public Schools
Omaha, NE 68102
  • Job Code
    09971007374
Early Childhood Home Visitor
Grant Funded Position

The home visitor will implement the birth - age 3 home visiting component for the Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan, The home visitor will serve a caseload of 15-20 children. Hiring and direct supervision will be conducted by the building principal in collaboration with staff from the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Funding is provided through the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

Job Responsibilities

  • Recruit pregnant women and/or families with children between birth and age 3 from the local school area to participate in the program.
  • Participate in developing, scheduling and delivering the home visiting program activities including home visits, parent-child group meetings, transition to school activities, and other programmatic activities.
  • Provide regular, individualized home visits to each family 3 times per month using the selected home visiting model and curriculum.
  • Conduct child screenings, share results with parents, and make necessary referrals to appropriate providers for follow up assessment as needed.
  • Collaborate and communicate with a variety of community partners to promote the mutual access of children and families to community services that are responsive to their needs.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and technical assistance, including collaborative teamwork within and across participating schools.
  • Participate in the evaluation of the home visiting program and the Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan implementation through documentation of program activities and assessments.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in early childhood development and education, child, youth and family studies, family science, social work or closely related field with coursework directly related to infants and toddlers.
  • Knowledge of early development with an emphasis on infant/toddlers, early language and literacy.
  • Knowledge of families living in poverty and functioning under conditions of high stress.
  • Experience working with racially, culturally, or linguistically diverse children and families.
  • Experience working in a home visiting, infant/toddler early childhood, or parent education program that includes developing and leading developmentally appropriate interactive group experiences with parents and children between birth and age 3.
  • Experience collaborating with a variety of community agencies working with children and families.
  • A good driving record, reliable vehicle and personal auto insurance for making home visits to families (mileage reimbursed, as necessary).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with English as a Second Language (ESL) children/families in the local school area.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated capacity to work as a team player.
  • Ability to develop strong, mutually respectful relationships with families and other community partners.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills that blend well with the critical need for flexibility and initiative.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in different aspects of the position.
  • Strong computer, written and oral communication skills.

Additional Considerations
The home visitor position is a full time/full year (12 months) position that completes job responsibilities within a flex schedule that best meets the needs of the families/children enrolled, the staff and the school. This may include late afternoon or early evening home visits, parent-child group activities, or other meetings.

Other Information

Reports to: Building Principal and staff from the Buffett Early Childhood Institute
Work Period: 12 Month - 261 days / Flex Schedule

Terms of Employment
This position is treated as a full-time non-exempt classified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time.

The offer of employment is contingent upon:

  • Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses, certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g., Paraprofessionals obtaining "Highly Qualified status," etc.), as identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and requirements for your position throughout employment.
  • A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is acceptable for the position.
  • Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination to determine ability to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the position.

Omaha public schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)

The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the human resources department at 531-299-0240.

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Posted: 2020-10-05 Expires: 2020-11-03
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