Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SFLC PARENTCHILD + HOME VISITOR


Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3157003 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 13, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

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

SFLC ParentChild + Home Visitor
SOMERVILLE FAMILY LEARNING COLLABORATIVE

Job Goal: The Prenatal - Early Childhood Services and Supports Unit of the SFLC 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 ParentChild+ Home Visitor focuses on reaching out to diverse families with young children in the community and strengthening parent-child interactions. Recognizing the family as the child’s first teacher, the home visitor works in the homes of participating families, building positive relationships with them to support their parenting roles. Home visits include building language and literacy-rich home environments, preparing children for school readiness and school success, promoting positive parenting skills, enhancing the child’s cognitive and social-emotional development, and fostering pre-literacy skills that are essential for school readiness.

Preferred Qualification:
• Knowledge and/or experience in child development, early childhood education, family dynamics and community resources.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving and multitasking ability.
• Bilingual English/Spanish skills highly desirable.
• Ability to work from a family strengths perspective rather than a deficit perspective.
• Home visiting experience a plus but not required.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Must have strong computer skills in data entry and Microsoft Office.
• Must have flexible schedule to accommodate family needs, may include some evenings or weekend hours.
• A valid Massachusetts driver’s license with access to a car is required for anyone applying for this position.
• Deep commitment to closing opportunity gaps and promoting equitable practices.

Responsibilities:
• Understanding and supporting the SFLC mission and values.
• Ability to work effectively both independently and cooperatively with others as a team.
• Assist in organizing and implementing community outreach efforts to identify families of young children.
• Visit assigned families twice a week for half an hour each visit.
• Plan developmentally appropriate activities to stimulate learning and encourage parent-child interactions.
• Provide support in parent-child interactions that encourages developmentally appropriate activities for the changing needs of toddlers and preschoolers.
• Model for parents the appropriate ways to interact verbally and educationally with their child using toys and books.
• Maintaining and promptly submitting accurate, complete and correct reports as required by ParentChild+ National Center.
• Assist families by providing referrals and access to community resources.
• Report issues to the ParentChild+ Director.
• Perform occasional translation or interpretation.
• Attend ParentChild+ staff meetings and trainings; attend SFLC all-staff meetings.
• Attend trainings and become qualified with ASQ-3, ASQ-SE2 and any additional screening tools.
• Assist families in completing the ASQ-3 & ASQ-SE2 developmental screenings.
• Assist, plan & facilitate playgroups that promote social-emotional, physical and cognitive development of children.
• Commits to providing and promoting equitable practices to ensure access for all families
• Other job-related duties as assigned by the program Director.

Terms of Employment:
Work Year: 10 months / Part Time / Up to 18.75 hour per week
Salary: $21.84 per hour / Up to 18.75 hours per week / Grant Funding

Position Reports to: Director of Somerville Family Learning Collaborative or designee

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: Part-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 St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: 617-625-6600
    Email: ndavidson@k12.somerville.ma.us