Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

ANTICIPATED SOMERBABY HOME VISITOR


Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3104868 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 21, 2019 Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

ANTICIPATED
SomerBaby Home Visitor
SOMERVILLE FAMILY LEARNING COLLABORATIVE (SFLC)

Job Goal: The Prenatal - Early Childhood Services and Supports Unit of the Somerville Family Learning Center works to develop & implement a comprehensive, research-based strategy for prenatal to early childhood supports, ensuring alignment & coordination with early childhood through K priorities, putting children & families on a path toward school success.

The SomerBaby Home Visitor offers a visit to all parents/guardians with newborns and provides an entry point for all children into Somerville’s continuum of services. The Home Visitor offers one-on-one support to parents, assesses mother and newborn health and well-being and provides education, support, and referrals to services as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with home visiting
• Bilingual English/Spanish and/or English/Portuguese required (written and spoken)
• Deep knowledge of family engagement, new parent support, and whole child approaches to early childhood development
• Excellent listening and communication skills
• Strong time management skills; organized; flexible thinker
• Solid understanding of challenges in a diverse, urban community
• Familiarity with issues unique to families with children with special needs
• Ability to work both as part of a team and in an individual setting
• A valid Massachusetts driver’s license with access to a car is required for anyone applying for this position
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Flexible schedule preferred
• Coordinate closely with SPS Early Childhood, SPS Communications, Somerville HHS.
• Ability to work occasional evenings
• Record of collaboration with staff in a variety of roles
• Bilingual/multilingual and ability to communicate with diverse students and families

Responsibilities:
• Conduct outreach to all eligible families (Somerville residents, pregnant or with a newborn) and possible referral sources to identify newborns/infants; work to ensure that we keep pace with annual scaling up of goals (i.e. first goal is to reach 450 families and begin adding in follow up visits)
• Provide one-on-one support to parents through a welcome baby home visit
• Provide information and referral to families and document such referrals
• Offer welcome baby visits in English/Spanish and/or English/Portuguese. Provide translation or interpretation as needed.
• Coordinate with colleagues for other language capacity as needed.
• Complete intake forms and provide follow up (phone) survey
• Assess family strengths and needs and share information about community resources
• Collaborate with early childhood, early education and health community partners
• Conduct Ages and Stages developmental screening
• Review contents of materials routinely to ensure available inventory and to assess any changing needs
• Support emerging single point of entry system to assist families
• Help refine and evaluate the goals, objectives, and measurable outcomes of this project
• Provide feedback and documentation of the work, including on tools/templates/ activities/materials and on positive outcomes and areas for improvement
• Work collaboratively with other stakeholders (Schools, City, Community) to review effective services delivery
• Attend professional development trainings as needed to keep skills updated and acquire new relevant knowledge
• Execute all data reporting requirements
• Other tasks as assigned

Terms of Employment:
• This is a grant funded position
• 12-month work year

Position Reports to: Director of Somerville Family Learning Collaborative

NOTE:
Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at jcabral@k12.somerville.ma.us

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Nomi Davidson, Family Network Administrator
    42 Prescott Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: x
    Email: ndavidson@k12.somerville.ma.us