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Parent/Child Home Visitor

#17-0908

REPORTS TO: Parent Child Home Program Coordinator

LOCATION: The Willows: 3800 S. Myrtle St. Street Seattle, WA 98118

DESCRIPTION:               

The Parent/Child Home Visitor is responsible for providing home visits to families with young children age two and three within the YWCA’s Family Housing programs which range from an extended shelter program with integrated services for homeless families to transitional housing and permanent housing.  This position follows the family and continues engagement with them for a minimum of 23 weeks per year for 2 years.  The focus of these visits is to model how to use books and educational toys for generating enthusiasm for learning and verbal interactions which will increase & support school readiness.  This is a seasonal position that runs from September through June.                    

These programs have a reputation in the community for providing culturally competent services with particular expertise in serving homeless and low-come families and individuals. This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend training for the Parent Child Home visiting program provided by the Site Coordinator or National Center for Parent Child Home Visitor Program
  • Must meet outcomes for services delivery determined by PCHP and Supervising staff
  • Coordinates delivery approach and services with other YWCA staff i.e. Willows, DV, Family Village Issaquah and Family Village Redmond.
  • Provide home visits 23 weeks 2x a week to parents of children age 2 and 3 according to the agency and National PCHP guidelines
  • Provide age and culturally competent services
  • Work hours convenient for the parents and children being visited
  • Model behaviors that enhance children’s development and promote school readiness
  • 2x a week home visits 30 minutes each, 1st visit bring book or toy and demonstrate how to use to cultivate language and verbal skills
  • Perform assessments at the beginning and end of program according to contract guidelines
  • Provide documentation as required by the PCHP National Center and YWCA programs
  • Apply strength based model as a method of delivering services for all families
  • Attend weekly team meeting with Site Coordinator and other parent child home visitors
  • Maintain a current Washington State Driver’s License, proof of insurances and access to a vehicle
  • Respond to messages on a daily basis Monday through Friday
  • Incorporate the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions.
  • Continue search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring.
  • Assure that clients, residents, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.                 

QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Experience working effectively & respectfully in a multicultural setting; thorough understanding of culturally specific community
  • Experience  working with young children
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to multicultural practices
  • Demonstrated ability to relate and work effectively with culturally, economically and educationally diverse families, staff, social service and community organizations and the public
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team and to make sound judgments without on-site supervision
  • Ability to make home visits as needed and to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends when necessary
  • Reliable transportation
  • Core competencies expected:  collaboration, discernment/judgment, fostering diversity, planning and organizing, problem solving, race & social justice advocacy

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual speaker a plus
  • Former participant of the program is a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS POSITION: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In performing this position, the employee:

  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, employers, representatives of community organizations and other individuals in the community
  • Frequently stands, walks, sits and climbs in performing duties in the workspace and in the community
  • Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, fax machines and other office equipment and supplies
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files and training materials
  • Occasionally climbs stairs of multi-level apartment complexes

*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%

BENEFITS, HOURS AND RATE

  • 30 hours total per week
  • This is a seasonal position that runs from September through June.
  • Rate $15.35/hour
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Non-exempt
  • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to: dmonroe@ywcaworks.org.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled   

YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer