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The United Way Neighborhood Zone at Poppleton seeks to build and strengthen the communities of Southwest Baltimore by utilizing a community informed approach. Integral to this strategy is the United Way Family Center at Excel Academy, which will provide early childhood education as well as supportive services to engaged families. This is a new center with a capacity of 18 children ages 8 weeks to 24 months.
In accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served, the In-Home Interventionist is responsible for the overall management, coordination and administration of in-home support services for center families and children. This position is a full-time, 12-month position, supervised by the Family Services Coordinator.
Critical features of this position are described under the headings below, but are subject to change at the discretion of management. This job description reflects the designation of essential job functions but does not provide an all-inclusive list of duties that may be assigned.
In-Home Interventionist Responsibilities:
- Maintain a caseload of 15 families (minimum 35 families served during a year)
- Meet face-to-face with families a minimum of three times per month
- Complete family partnership agreements, developmental screenings and all other required assessments with families in a timely manner
- Deliver health, educational, nutritional and child growth and development information to parents via meetings
- Assist and support families in locating resources and scheduling appointments with community resources that best meet their needs
- Provide support in parent and child activities that encourages developmentally appropriate activities for the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
- Plan and coordinate developmentally appropriate socialization opportunities for children and families.
- Communicate frequently with other center staff regarding support needed for families receiving home intervention services.
- Track all services provided and report data to the Family Center Director
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Home Visitor Child Development Associate (CDA) or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a similar field required
- Experience working with families with young children
- Understand and be committed to the overall philosophy of Family Support.
- Maintain respect for the confidentiality of information divulged by or on behalf of participants.
- Possess the ability to relate to people of diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
- Be willing and able to do aggressive outreach and recruitment.
- Model and facilitate appropriate interaction with young children and parents.
- Have the ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Be willing to submit to a criminal background investigation.
- Have current medical evaluation, including a tuberculosis screen within six months before the individual begins work in the Center.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to:
United Way of Central Maryland
Attention: Human Resources
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21230
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