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Riverside Community Care Early Head Start Home Visitor in Somerville, Massachusetts

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Home Visitor!

The Early Head Start Home Visitor works one-on-one with low-income families from diverse ethnic backgrounds to provide in-home and some on-site educational services to support families with infants or toddlers, or pregnant women.

The Early Head Start Home Visitor through weekly home visits and socialization groups (“baby and me” parent group) partners with pregnant women and families with children birth to three years of age to enhance their healthy growth and development.

We assist families in receiving comprehensive services in the areas of health, nutrition, early childhood and parenting education, social services, nutritional services and problem solving support so families can meet personal goals for them and their children.

Pay Rate: $20.00-$25.00/hour depending on experience and required certification

Why You'll Love Riverside

We make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer and the Boston Globe named Riverside a top place to work.

Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care

  • Eleven paid holidays

  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time

  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan

  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring

  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events

  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee

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Required Skills

  • Candidates will need to have access to reliable transportation and be able to pass a criminal background check

  • Preference given to persons who speak Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, Somali as the position demands

    We are looking for a great candidate that has the following competencies:

  • Has a commitment to working with low-income and immigrant families and pregnant women

  • Has knowledge of community resources or how to access community and social services

  • Interested in establishing a caring and supportive relationship with the persons we service

  • Is familiar with child development and/or social services delivery systems

  • Can manage a caseload of 12 families, prioritize, plan work activities, set goals and objectives, and use time effectively

  • Has the ability to work with different computerized data systems to track all services to the families

Required Experience

  • Must have a minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate's or bachelor's degree; a CDA (Child Development Credential) in Home Visiting or Infants and toddlers, Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related Human Services field preferred.

  • Candidates without the required credential, but meeting experience and language preferences must enroll in the program sponsored HVCDA and obtain the credential within 120 days of employment

  • Experience with low income and diverse young children and their families preferred

    Riverside Community Care is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from culturally diverse applicants. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.