SCF-HIPPY Program Description:
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Program (HIPPY) is a home-visiting, early intervention program for families with children aged three to five years of age. HIPPY offers free home-based early childhood education working with their parent(s) as their first teacher. The parents are provided with a set of developmentally appropriate materials, curriculum and books designed to strengthen their children’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, social / emotional and physical development. HIPPY teaches parents how to engage their children in educational activities, delivers services through home visits by trained peers from the community, and provides additional learning experiences through group meeting activities and special events. The HIPPY program curriculum is cognitive-based focused on language development, problem solving, logical thinking and perceptual skills through a variety of approaches and is developmentally appropriate and builds on the child’s interest and maturing skills. HIPPY helps parents to engage their children in daily learning activities that promote literacy and school readiness.
The HIPPY Coordinator serves to provide daily support and oversight to home-based teachers working with 10-12 families each to support the optimal development of children within their families. The home-based supervisor will guide and monitor the team of home-based teachers to implement the specific curriculum and supplemental resources as designated for children from 3 to 4 years and will strive to achieve positive outcomes for families, while working in compliance with program and Sunrise Children’s Foundation Policies and Procedures.
Essential Job Functions (including but not limited to):
- Program Coordinator is trained to execute and document elements of the HIPPY program and/or other early childhood and parenting education programs implemented by the department.
- Managing the HIPPY program in accordance with the terms specified in the contract and all aspects of HIPPY Model fidelity.
- Recruitment and selection of eligible HIPPY children/families and home visiting staff
- Maintains, schedules and conducts regular home/personalized visits with program participants using own vehicle in accordance with program policies and procedures
- Assists program participants with information and practices that enhance parenting, child development and family support
- Provides direct oversight of the program and program personnel (4 or more parent educators) including Ongoing supervision and training of home visitors, which should include the planning and execution of an appropriate staff development plan
- Takes responsibilities of training, recruiting, interviewing, dissemination of information and ensuring proper procedures are followed for the implementation of the program (HIPPY) and/or other early childhood and parenting education programs.
- Actively participates in training, staff development, group meetings and program activities
- Train staff in data entry and monitor data quality to ensure accurate reports may be pulled from the HIPPY USA Efforts To Out comes web-based data collection system
- Planning and preparation for initial, follow-up or HIPPY accreditation site visits by HIPPY USA staff or National trainers.
- Assists in other planning, maintenance and routine tasks
- Verifies home visits, mileage, daily work reports and any other documentation provided for the execution of the program
- Making three home visits annually to observe each visitor or conduct home visit observations quarterly for all parent educators
- Planning and executing group meetings that include the provision of an enrichment activity and may include role playing the curriculum
- Exhibits the demeanor and the commitment to quality service that exemplifies professionalism in the workplace and within community settings
- Adheres to department practices; reports to and accepts assignments as requested by the Program Manager
- Working in conjuction with the local HIPPY advisory committee
- Establishing effective partnerships with other human service organizations in order to ensure optimal service delivery to participating families
- Participation in local (regional) and national HIPPY conferences and meetings
- Daily travel by driving personal automobiles to and from clients’ homes, recruiting events, community activities and other locations throughout the Las Vegas community as approved by program guidelines and management.
- Occasional travel by car, bus, airplane or train may be required as associated with attendance at conferences, meeting and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases overnight travel may be required.
- Other duties as assigned by Program Manager or SCF Administration
- Education & Experience
- Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Family or Adult Education, or Social Work
- Non-related degrees must have a minimum or 24 training hours in early childhood development
- Minimum of 1 year of management experience required
- Early Childhood management experience is beneficial
- Willing to obtain and/or participate in professional development as required (i.e. Child Development Associates Credential)
- Knowledge & Skills
- Must have a valid Driver License
- Must be approved by SCF insurer to be added to corporate auto insurance policy
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills
- Must have accurate documentation & organizational skills
- Must have the ability to adhere to tasks, timetables and demonstrate strong follow-up skills
- Must possess ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and educational materials
- Must be able to communicate clearly and using correct grammar both verbally and in writing using English
- Must be organized, display strong time management abilities and demonstrate an attention to detail to effectively meet client and program needs.
- Obtain and utilize knowledge of the regulations, policies, and procedures governing HIPPY and operational systems;
- Must understand and use the basic functions of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, & Excel), internet applications and other software to effectively access resources and complete required tasks.
- Listen intently and ask questions to ensure full understanding
- Must be available to work a flexible schedule in order to fulfill job functions and program responsibilities
- Must interact sensitively, effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, economic, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences especially parents of children in SCF’s programs.
- Must maintain a positive, open an objective attitude towards others
- Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and work independently with limited direction from supervisors
- Must provide own reliable transportation
- Required to properly utilize knowledge of policies and procedures mandated by HIPPY Program and SCF
- Physical Demands
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds
- Must submit and pass a criminal background check
- Must submit negative TB results (One Step TB or Chest X-ray) prior to hire date and every 2 years employed
- Must be able to work for long periods of time while maintaining concentrated attention to detail.
- Must be able to sit a table or desk for long periods of time with occasional standing, walking, squatting or reaching.
- Must be able to travel by car, bus, airplane or train for trainings or program activities as needed
Department: Home Visiting
This is a management position
This is a full time position
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