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Making Opportunity Count Inc Early Learning Specialist in Barre, Massachusetts

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for conducting (2)-30 minute home visits to program families using the Parent Child Plus visiting model, emphasizing parent-child interactions, and child language development using dialogic reading model. Assist Program Coordinator with all other assigned duties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote family education, engagement and literacy

  • Conduct 1-thirty minute introductory home visit to assigned families a week, providing a new book. Encourage verbal interactions between parent and child. Model dialogic reading techniques.

  • Conduct 1 thirty minute introductory visit to assigned families a week, providing a new toy. Encouraging verbal interaction between the parent and child. Offering parents ideas to increase child cognitive and social--emotional development.

  • Conduct 1 thirty minute review per week with assigned program parents.

  • Maintain accurate records of toys and books distributed to assigned families, signing VISMS out.

  • Maintain and submit accurate records of family visits; completing family session reports (intro and review), CBT/ PACT reports in a timely manner.

  • Input CBT and PACT results into the National PCHP MIS data-base.

  • File session reports and other documents into the family folder.

  • Assist with VISM guide sheet review, ordering, and inventory.

  • Attend staff meetings 2 hour weekly, participate in reflective supervision and in field observation with program supervisor quarterly, attend required National PCHP trainings.

  • Assist Program Coordinator in up-dating program guide sheets.

  • Assist Program Coordinator in maintaining accurate records and invent01y or program VISMS.

  • Assist Program Coordinator fa planning parent training, community literacy events, and family activities as needed

  • Maintain confidentiality between program families, following agency policies on confidentiality.

  • Attend CFCE advisory council meetings as needed.

  • Flexible hours that may require evenings or weekend work.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Provide support and information to families with children transitioning between early education and care settings, home and school.

    REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in early childhood education, and home visiting

  • Strong knowledge of child growth and development birth to 4 years, a commitment to low-income population and issues affecting these families. Enjoy playing with children and exhibit warmth and patience when dealing with children

MOC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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