Healthy Families/Early Head Start Advocate – Dakota City, NE Location

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership has an immediate opening for a HEALTHY FAMILIES/EARLY HEAD START ADVOCATE to work at the Siouxland Family Center in Dakota City. Work 40 hours per week M-F with daily hours scheduled to meet the needs of clients. Hourly wage plus benefits. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skill a plus. Facilitate case management including health and parenting education and home visitation services for children birth to age 3 and their families. Provide referrals and coordination of services while advocating for clients. Must meet Agency auto insurance standards. For Agency application, job description, education requirements, wage and benefit information scan the QR Code, visit www.nencap.org or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300. No resumes accepted. To apply, submit a completed Agency application with education credential or transcripts to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, PO Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667. Position open until filled.

EOE

Non-Profit Agency 

JOB SUMMARY: The Healthy Families Advocate will initiate and maintain regular contact with families, primarily in their homes, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners as appropriate and to build respectful, culturally responsive and trusting relationships with families. Implement curriculum in accordance with guidelines/training.  Conduct and track one 90-minute home visit per week per family.  Follow Head start Early Learning Outcomes Framework Ages birth to five.  Carry out curriculum for child development in context of the home and during two group socialization activities per month. Conduct screenings, on-going assessments, and observations of children’s development.  Assist parents in using resources in their home and neighborhoods to help improve their skills to create safe, stimulating and educationally challenging environments for their children.  Provide prenatal and other health education.  Monitor and educate parents with respect to children’s health status, including medical follow-ups, physical, dental, mental, and nutritional health.  Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies.  

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Associates, bachelor’s, or advance degree in Early Childhood Education or in a field related to Early Childhood Education with experience in 0 to 3 early education and care, or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.  Or a bachelor’s degree in parent education, family support. human services counseling, and knowledge of infant and child development. 

WAGE & BENEFITS: The wage is $20 per hour plus benefits. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.