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Home Visitor

This is a full time, year round position that offers; Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, paid vacation, agency holidays, 12 sick days per year, and 4 personal days per year.

The Early Head Start Home Visitor will plan for and complete weekly, 1.5 hour home visits with families of children ages birth to 3 years, and pregnant women. During the course of these visits, home visitor will provide parent education as well as education to the child within the parameters of the Head Start school readiness goals. Home visitors will also plan for and complete group socializations twice per month to encourage social interaction with children on the caseload. The caseload per visitor is at an average of 10 – 12 children.

Provide families with assessments and link them to community services and resources. Develop and maintain professional working relationships with families, partners, co-workers and supervisors. (Full position description will be shared with applicants selected for in-person interviews.

Please fax your resume to (201) 437-0416 or email it to buqdah@bayonneheadstart.org.

Successful candidates will hold:

  • An Associate’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Family/Parent Education or Human Services with a focus on education, and 1 year (minimum) of teaching experience, and/or an Infant/Toddler CDA and 1 year (minimum) of teaching experience,
  • Valid New Jersey Driver’s License

Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Family/Parent Education, or related field of study Human Services with a focus on education, and 1 year (minimum) of teaching experience, and/or an Infant/Toddler CDA and 1 year (minimum) of teaching experience,
  • Experience working with expectant women and/or families with infants and toddlers and linking them to appropriate services
  • Working knowledge of community resources
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strongly prefer proficiency in Arabic and/or Spanish, as well as English
  • Ability to lift/carry 50 pounds, reach above shoulder level, bend/stoop, squat, crawl, sit on floor, climb stairs, kneel, balance and push/pull
  • Must pass background, fingerprint and sex offender checks
  • Complete physical and Mantoux test

Site-Supervisor/Education & Literacy Coordinator for Bayonne Preschool

Reports to: Education/Literacy Manager and BOE- Preschool PEEA Program
Description: The Site-Supervisor/Education/Literacy Coordinator will assume data entry responsibilities, assist in maintaining quality standards in the Bayonne Head Start Education Service Area, and insure the requirements of the PEEA and Bayonne Head Start Literacy program are met.

Responsibilities Include:
Site supervisor shall be responsible for the daily site operations of the two classrooms in the PEEA Program including activities, attendance monitoring, children’s records, COR Advantage Input, daily lesson plans, following ECERS-3 requirements of the setup of the classroom, purchasing of materials and equipment, monthly reports and scheduling. Keep all children’s records in strictest confidence. Attend professional development in-service/trainings/workshops offered by the District.

  • Serve as coordinator of the Bayonne Head Start Literacy Program
  • Oversee two classrooms
  • Demonstrate professional level organizational, record-keeping, data entry, written communication skills and computer skills
  • Maintain inventory data for all classrooms
  • Develop and implement a Comprehensive Literacy Plan for Bayonne Head Start families to include ESL instruction and GED preparation.
  • Establish literacy based collaborations with classroom staff, local libraries, local book stores, and a variety of community professionals and organizations as well as employ technology for children in all classrooms.
  • Establish Memorandums of Understanding with local elementary schools that receive Head Start children to insure the Bayonne Head Start School Readiness Goals are met
  • Encourage family literacy for the purpose of strengthening children’s positive educational outcomes, and building a thriving community
  • Recruit parents, city officials, B.E.O.F. Administrators and Board Members, and community partners including administrators and teachers from local schools, to read to our children each month
  • Conduct literacy activities (read) to children once a month (unless an aforementioned volunteer has been secured)
  • Complete and submit required reports
  • Conduct smooth operation of Bayonne Head Start’s on-site lending library
  • Coordinate Annual Family Literacy Night
  • Research and implement a range of effective and innovative literacy practices
  • Attend monthly supervision meetings
  • Perform routine clerical duties such as data entry, filing, duplicating and prepping all materials as requested by the Education/Literacy Manager.
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, pre-service and in-service trainings, and parent education and involvement activities as assigned.
  • Scheduling Education/Literacy related events
  • Compile and distribute monthly calendars and the quarterly newsletter for parents

Qualifications

  • BA Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Must pass background, fingerprint and sex offender checks
  • Complete physical and Mantoux test
  • Minimum 1 year of qualifying experience as a literacy coordinator/assistant
  • Minimum 1 year of preschool classroom experience
  • Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Ability to speak and write English/Arabic or English/Spanish fluently preferred
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, adult learners and their families.
  • Interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, conflict management, collaboration) a must Proficient in use of computer software including MS Office and the Internet
  • Knowledge of reading, writing and literacy development
  • Proficient in the knowledge of how adults learn
  • Strong organizational skills.
  •  Must be able to work independently in the performance of job responsibilities
  • Order and maintain the literacy books for ESL, and GED
  • Perform any other responsibilities as required by the Education/Literacy Manager, the Director and the BOE Preschool PEEA Program

Send resume to BEOF – PO Box 1032 Bayonne, N.J. or fax your resume to (201) 437-0416 or email it to buqdah@bayonneheadstart.org.