Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
Who We Are: Ada S. McKinley is a 100-year-old multi-service organization with a rich history of transforming lives. We seek talented individuals to join us in furthering the mission of the agency: to empower, educate, and employ people to change lives and strengthen communities. Our Child Development and Youth Services Program provides critical and compassionate Head Start and Early Head Start services to over 600 Chicago children annually (via 17 partner sites) to ensure their development, health, growth, and safety. Our staff is our most valued asset and we're proud to offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits.
Who You Are: You have a strong background in early education and child development. You are committed to improving outcomes for at-risk families and communities, with direct experience promoting parent-child interactions that support the child's cognitive, social and emotional growth. You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and know how to collaborate within a team. You're an organized individual who approaches work and learning with a growth mindset. You're invested in social justice and have a passion for positive social change.
What You'll Do:
- Provide curriculum driven child development, parent education and family support during weekly, 90-minute home visits to enrolled families of infants and toddlers and parents.
- Plan for and facilitate a minimum of 2 socializations per month with parent-child interaction and other activities.
- Provide support, planning and education to expected mothers to ensure a healthy pre-natal experience.
- Coordinate successful completion of all required screenings/assessments of assigned children and their
- In partnership with parents, provide developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants and toddlers; develop inpartnership with parents an individual development plan for each
- Conduct a Family Assessment for each assigned family and develop Family Partnership Agreements to supportthem in achieving their
- Monitor and educate parents with respect to children's health status, including monitoring medical follow-up, physical health, dental health, mental health, and nutritional intake.
- Provide support services to families and act as a liaison and advocate between community resources and assigned families.
- Complete all required paperwork, documentation and case records within established deadlines and ensure allchild/family files are up todate and
- Complete data entry for all assigned families including the COPA system and maintain confidentiality of all related records and information according Ada S. McKinley policy and procedures.
- Coordinate and collaborate with other involved Child Development Program staff to provide required and necessary services. Participate in all required and necessary staff
- Report to work at scheduled times and maintain good Perform all duties in a timely andprofessional manner. Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.
- Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops and/orconferences, as the budget
- Comply with all agency policies and procedures as outlined in the organization's Standard Operating
Procedures Manual and Human Resources Manual.
- Perform other duties assigned which are reasonable within the scope of the duties numerated above.
- A minimum of an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Child Development. Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Child Development preferred.
- Must have at least two years' experience working with children and families in a human services or education setting.
- Must have ability to problem solve, handle crises and work with families and children from low-income backgrounds.
- Must demonstrate the experiences, beliefs, attitude and awareness that indicate cultural sensitivity to the client population served.
- Must be able to partner with participants individually, in family, to help them mobilize resources and their inner capacity to address problems they face.
- Strong approach in working with families that is empathic, non-judgmental, respectful and professional.
- Willingness to work primarily in homes of families residing in high-risk communities and flexibility with respect to time and days.
- Ability to coordinate effectively with other team members, other Agency resources and outside services in addressing client needs.
- Must possess reliable transportation/personal vehicle to make all applicable site visits as needed; proof of valid driver's license and vehicle insurance is required. Must be willing to work outdoors for very brief periods of time.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender.