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Title Early Head Start Lead Teacher
Employment Type Regular Full Time
City Detorit
State MI
Description This position is responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating Home Visitors. The Lead Home Teacher plans and ensures implementation of a comprehensive program plan that supports pregnant women, infants, toddlers and their parents in the home. Through weekly home visits, parents, children, and pregnant women will receive education, health, mental health and social services support to enhance the growth of children and prepare them and their parents for school success. The Lead Home Based Teacher coordinates education services for all Early Head Start, Doula, Parents and Teacher’s children. This positions ensures that children and families receive needed services, assistance and that the program meets/exceeds federal guidelines and regulations.• Provide support and supervision for EHS home visiting staff.
• Required to flex schedule to ensure that if home visits are canceled by either parent or staff that they are rescheduled in a timely fashion.
• Must ensure that weekly home visits are conducted and ADA for each assigned child/family is at or above 85%.
• Plan and implement individual education plans for each child or pregnant women using the Growing Great Kids curriculum and other resources that meet the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs of each child.
• Assist with problem solving and provide emotional support to parent(s).
• Be a positive role model and give positive feedback to empower clients in regards to problem solving, self-care, birthing and parenting.
• Have a clear understanding of client’s support systems and significant family members and encourage their positive involvement.
• Work with parents to strengthen the family’s knowledge of child development, including assisting parents to understand how children grow and learn, and planning and conducting child education activities with the parents, which meet the child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs.
• Assist parents in creating a home environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the Early Head Start child.
• Assist parents and children in the home to achieve curriculum goals.
• Assist parents in meeting the health, nutrition, and social service needs of the family.
• Work with the Early Head Start Team to plan group socializations.
• Encourage parents to attend socializations, parent education programs, Parent Committee and Policy Committee meetings.
• Coordinate transportation needs as required.
• Assist in evaluating the progress of children and providing reports to parents, Director of Early Learning, Program Manager and governing bodies. Assist with completing skill checklists and ongoing observation, as it relates to the COR Advantage assessment tool.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Maintain records as required (i.e. narratives, case notes, attendance records, etc.) and document services delivered in a timely fashion.
• Must address children, families and staff with respect and by name.
• Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with clear professional boundaries that are sensitive and accepting of differences with staff and families.
• Assist parents to strengthen their knowledge of community resources.
• Coordinate with other staff regarding health screenings for children and other family members. Assist in obtaining and informing parents of needed screenings for child’s file. Reports weekly to the Health Specialist the number of screenings completed and still needed as it relates to their case load.
• Establish a strong system that supports ongoing communication with the Family Service Worker as it relates to Family Service Assessments and Family Partnership Agreements. Assists in establishing goals to work on with the family based on the family’s needs.
• Engages family in agency and community activities/programs that could offer additional support or services to the family.
• Keeps a running log of contact notes in Child Plus and weekly narratives from the home visit.
• Cooperates in any investigation related to personnel, licensing, accreditation or other circumstances.
• Work positively and cooperatively with his/her supervisor, colleagues and all AIHFS staff.
• Attend training and agency/department meetings, as required or requested.
• Assist with coordination and oversight of Interns and volunteers, as needed.
Requirements The employee fulfilling this job is accountable to the assigned supervisor for completion of assignments and to the high standards of accuracy, attention to detail, and timely completion of work. Expectations include: a pleasant, empathetic, sensitive and professional demeanor, a positive attitude and a willing spirit. The employee must be willing to engage in professional development efforts as available to the position and required by their supervisor. Strong commitment to civil and human rights.

Home Based Teachers and Doulas
Special Licenses/Certifications Required Valid Michigan Driver’s License.
Additional Comments Valid Michigan Driver’s License.Focus: HOPE is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Focus: HOPE not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state, or other applicable law.

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