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Children's Home Society of WA EHS Home Visitor Specialist in Seattle, Washington

POSITION SUMMARY: Plans and implements comprehensive child development services to children and families enrolled in program. Provides a range of family support and advocacy services. Conducts child development screening and assessments; develops individualized learning plans for children. Conducts weekly home visits and participates periodically in Play & Learn groups. Develops Family Goal Action Plan; assists in planning and implementation of parent education activities; participates in team meetings to implement goal-oriented family plans. Assists families with community resources; refers families to community services as needed. Completes documentation of services to meet Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) and CHSW requirements. Provides support and mentoring to other team members. Has access to protected healthcare information (PHI) or confidential identifiable information (CII), both paper and electronic, as necessary, to perform related job duties and responsibilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Home Visiting: *Develops a regular schedule of home visits and home-based activities to meet program standards. Prepares and implements lesson plans based on each child’s developmental needs and to meet Performance Standards and work plan *Interacts positively with children to support their individual learning and meet their social-emotional development by: *Conducting weekly home visits to comply with program and best practice standards. *Developing and maintaining a relationship with children and families *Assisting parents to promote feelings of security and trust with their infants and toddlers *Assisting parents to provide children with developmentally appropriate experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity *Providing services to children with developmental disabilities or medical needs Developmental Screening and Assessment: *Conducts screenings and/or assessments of children in all developmental areas. Coordinates screening with health professionals to evaluate the child’s development to meet program standards. *Refers to early intervention services and other appropriate community services, as necessary. *Maintains ongoing written documentation of observations/assessments of individual children. Reviews and updates assessments in accordance with program plan and best practice standards Individualized School Readiness Plans (ISRP): *In accordance with program and best practice standards, develops an ISRP for each child based on assessments, screenings, and parental input. Provides a curriculum, a learning environment, and learning activities that is culturally and linguistically relevant to the developmental needs of each child and family, including pre-existing plans *Social and Health Services: Identifies family strengths and social services needs and interests. In collaboration with the family, develops written Family Partnership Goals, assists the family to meet goals, and works with various community agencies and resources to support the family Family Support and Parent Involvement: *Encourages and supports families in working toward goals which have been collaboratively developed *Provides appropriate referrals, emergency assistance, crisis intervention and support *Participates in planning and attending family committee meetings and events throughout the year *Attends Policy Council meetings periodically or as requested Community Resource and Referral: *Be actively aware of exis

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