Home Visitor

Children's Home & Aid in Bloomington, IL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Job Details

Description

Home Visitors in the Parents as Teachers program support pregnant mothers and families with 0-3 year old children by providing weekly/biweekly in-home services, comprehensive assessment, and strengths-based parent support groups and education. As a Home Visitor, you will develop safe and trusting relationships with pregnant mothers and new parents, helping them to expand their support networks and maximize access to needed services, and providing support and
Expert
ise as they successfully navigate the parenting journey. If you are knowledgeable about early childhood development, skilled in engaging new and expectant parents, and passionate about helping both parents and young children thrive and flourish, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to join the Children’s Home & Aid team.

Home Visitor responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly/biweekly home visits to families with young children (prenatal to 3rd birthday).

  • Rely on trusting relationships, thoughtful observation, and reflective listening to inform the assessment and service planning processes.

  • Advocate for your clients’ access to community resources.

  • Work with a team of providers to ensure services are comprehensive and collaborative.

  • Provide strengths-based and family-centered parent education both individually and in group settings.

  • Assess for safety and develop safety plans and strategies in collaboration with the family.

  • Complete required program documentation within expected timeframes.

  • Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a closely related field.

  • Minimum of one year experience in a home visiting role, or a closely related human service.

  • Experience working with expectant parents and families with young children (age 0-5).
  • Ability to a work flexible schedule including some evening and occasional weekend hours.


  • Expert
    ise in child development and parent-child relationships.
  • Ability to relate to families from a strengths-based, family-centered service model, even in an apparently chaotic family environment.

  • Belief in and comfort advocating for nurturing, non-violent discipline of children.

  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and auto insurance.

  • Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan. Children’s Home & Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

    Qualifications

    Skills

    Required

    Managing Multiple Projects
    Advanced
    Flexibility
    Advanced
    Interpersonal Skills
    Advanced
    Adaptability
    Advanced

    Behaviors

    Required

    Dedicated : Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

    Team Player : Works well as a member of a group

    Innovative : Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

    Functional
    Expert
    : Considered a thought leader on a subject

    :

    Motivations

    Required

    Ability to Make an Impact : Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

    :

    Education

    Preferred

    Bachelors or better in Child Development or related field.

    Bachelors or better in Social Work or related field.

    Experience

    Required

    1 year: Home visiting experience

    Licenses & Certifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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