Bilingual Home Visitor Part-Time

Job Title: Bilingual Home Visitor – Part-time            Prepared By: Human Resources
Department: Centro Rendu                                       Prepared Date: June 26, 2019
Reports To: Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Summary:  This position supports the De Colores program, a parenting support initiative through Centro Rendu.  De Colores is a program funded by Best Start for Kids which serves Latinx families with children from pregnancy to age five who are living in South Seattle and South King County.  This position works collaboratively with Centro Rendu, Best Start for Kids, and leaders from the Latinx community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Recruit program participants utilizing appropriate and useful methods.
  • Coordinate outreach efforts with the program team.
    Develop collaboration with other agencies to create referral process for new clients.
  • Provide prenatal, parenting and other life skills education to program participants.
  • Implement curriculum and prepare lesson plan on child birth, child development, parenting and women’s and children’s health which is to be approved by Supervisor before implementation. Utilize existing educational materials as appropriate.
  • Adjust the curriculum and lesson plan as needed to fit the needs of the audience.
  • Identify appropriate education venue(s).
  • Conduct/model prenatal and parenting classes in group settings and on one-on-one in program participant’s home.
  • Educate pregnant program participants using behavior-change techniques and models.
  • Demonstrate and model for the parent how to respond appropriately to the behavior of children from birth to age five.
  • Utilize books and/or toys during home visits to model to parents how these materials can enhance play time, language development and all interactions for the purpose of supporting child development and strong parent-child relationships.
  • Maintain professional records appropriate for the provision of education and program monitoring.
  • Ensure that all activities are documented to comply with program and donor requirements including accurate completion of all records pertaining to life skills education.
  • Ensure that assigned program initiative(s) are implemented, monitored and evaluated, particularly when there are changes in program participants’ knowledge and behaviors.
  • Enter program participant information into Charity Tracker and maintain their files according to QI standards.
  • Keep statistical record of contact with individuals who request services from the De Colores program.
  • Maintain all St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) required paperwork on all program participants served.
  • Participate in supervision, consultation, department meetings and in-service training.
  • Meet individually with supervisor on a regular basis.
  • Keep professional knowledge and skills current by working with supervisor to identify training and development needs to expand knowledge and skills to improve job performance.
  • Promote the SVdP Mission Statement in the community by attending networking meetings and community fairs as requested by the Program Manager.
  • Liaise with other social service agencies as the program advocate.
  • Educate and advocate for the program in the community by attending community fairs and events.
  • Treat program participants in a culturally sensitive manner, assuring that SVdP’s commitment to diversity and cultural competency is maintained.

Qualifications:

Two years’ work experience in social services, working in the Latinx community, Racial Equity,  preferably in parenting support; experience in child development and parenting curriculum.

Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance; must be able to comply with the requirements of SVdP’s Employee Driving Policy.

Education/Experience

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Human Development or related field or equivalent experience required; Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education preferred; current CPR/First Aid certificates or ability to obtain; must be current on TB (tuberculosis) test or be willing to obtain test.

Language Ability

Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.

Reasoning Ability

Willingness and ability to make sound judgments; ability to relate well to staff and program participants from a diverse racial, ethnic and/or cultural background. Commitment to develop a safe workplace, which values and supports a culturally diverse work environment which includes a commitment to the SVdP Mission Statement.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material.  Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance. Working conditions may include interruptions, working alone, and interactions with mentally ill, intoxicated or angry persons.

Physical Demands:

The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to hear telephone rings, phone and face-to-face conversation, and emergency alarms.
  • Able to speak clearly in person and on the telephone.
  • Able to hand write legibly.
  • Able to read normal size print and handwritten notes.
  • Able to sit for sustained periods of time.
  • Mobility/dexterity of hands/arms to enable keying into locked areas as well as using a computer and other office equipment.
  • Able to make independent decisions and apply sound judgment in performing job duties.
  • Regularly able to perform duties as assigned.