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Early Head Start Home Visitor (two positions)
The Early Head Start Home Visitor provides weekly home visits to Early Head Start families in their homes, identifying strengths and needs of families and children, assisting parents in working with their children on planned activities weekly, and involving them in planned Early Head Start activities. The Home Visitor will use an online curriculum and child assessment system; keeping complete and accurate records on the children.
Education and experience: Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, or a related field; minimum two years' experience working with young children; previous experience providing direct services to low-income families preferred. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, be able to use online data systems and obtain and maintain Parents as Teachers Certification within 12 months of hire.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Schedules and conducts weekly home visits with parents and children in their homes lasting a minimum of 90 minutes; must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Plans and develops with parents an individualized program using weekly educational activity plans based on their child's assessment and incorporating identified family's strengths and needs.
• Plans activities and educational opportunities for prenatal women during home visits with the goal of a healthy pregnancy outcome.
• Plans, implements, and evaluates, with parents, group socialization experiences weekly.
• Assists families in the use of learning opportunities for their child within the home and strengthen their knowledge of nutrition
• Coordinates with parents, staff and community resources in the planning and implementation of all required screenings and evaluations of children including health and disabilities.
• Informs parents of the need to schedule and keep appointments for all screenings, evaluations, and follow up services for their children and encourages them to participate fully.
• Encourages parents to participate to the fullest extent possible in all scheduled center-based parent activities including Parent Committee and Policy Council meetings.
• Documents on a timely basis attendance and all services provided to families using the PROMIS data base as well as family contacts, consultations, follow-up, and disability services; maintains up-to-date Child Master Files and PROMIS records on all assigned children.
• Makes referrals, acts as liaison and transports families when necessary to community services offices.
• Continues professional growth and development; participates in program case conferencing meetings and other meetings as assigned
• Reports any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Education Manager and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Must be able to drive 7-passenger van for transportation
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality; must have knowledge and sensitivity to the challenges faced by families living in poverty
• Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines; able to work independently and within a team
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel when necessary.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).
License and certificates: Must have a valid driver's license and insured vehicle for use on the job or acceptable alternative.
Special Requirement: Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Bids & Proposals
Request for Proposals for Food and Food Service Supplies
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County (CAP) is seeking proposals for Food and Food Service Supplies for 2014-2015. CAP is a private, non-profit organization that provides Head Start and Early Head Start services. We are the designated Federal grantee serving Strafford County, NH. Services will be utilized for a period of one year from the date of award with the option of two 1-year renewals.
This is an open and competitive process. Proposals from agencies must contain the signature of a duly authorized officer or agent of the agency submitting the proposal.
Provisions of this RFQ and the contents of the successful responses are considered available for inclusion in final contractual obligations.
CAP will negotiate contract terms upon selection. All contracts are subject to review by CAP legal counsel, and the bid will be awarded upon signing of an agreement or contract, which outlines terms, scope, budget and other necessary items.
Our open competition policies require prospective vendors to submit all questions in writing. Verbal quotes will not be accepted. Vendors may not contact other CAP / Head Start staff regarding this RFQ. All requested information must be included. Incomplete quote packets will not be considered for contract award.
CAP Strafford County Food and Supply RFQ 2014-15
Vendor Bid Sheet 2014
Proposal must be sealed and received by May 9, 2014.
Please title your sealed quote "Food and Food Service Supplies 2014-2015 RFQ"
Please review the specifications and mail or hand-deliver your proposal to:
Melissa Adams, Child & Family Services Director
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Mailing Address: PO Box 160, Dover, NH 03821
Physical Address: 642 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820
Currently Under Development