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Early Head Start Home Visitor

Southern NH Services

Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (SNHS) is a private non-profit corporation chartered in the State of New Hampshire, May 21, 1965 to serve as the Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County in compliance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.  In July, 2011, Rockingham Community Action (RCA), the Community Action Agency serving Rockingham County, was merged with Southern New Hampshire Services.  As a result of this merger SNHS now provides services to residents of the 66 towns and 2 cities in Hillsborough and Rockingham counties.

Helping People.  Changing Lives.  The mission of SNHS is to provide activities designed to assist low-income participants, including the elderly poor, to secure and retain meaningful employment, attain an adequate education, and make better use of available income; to ameliorate the causes of poverty within the community; to meet urgent and immediate individual and family needs, including health, nutrition, housing and employment related assistance; and to address the problems and barriers which block the achievement of self-sufficiency.

As a Community Action Agency, it is SNHS’ purpose to provide social service programs and advocacy activities for the economically disadvantaged, elderly, youth and other specialized populations in the organization’s service area.  SNHS operates 69 programs, contracting with the Federal, State and local governments as well as other social service agencies and private entities. The programs offered include Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start, Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Energy and Utility Assistance, Weatherization, Asset Development, Supportive Housing for the Homeless, Homelessness Outreach and Intervention programs, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), several programs supporting initiatives within the refugee and immigrant communities, as well as several initiatives under the Workforce Investment Act.

For more than forty-five years, SNHS employees have established a tradition of personal commitment to improving the lives of those we serve.  We take pride in belonging to an organization dedicated to excellence as we carry out our mission of "Helping People.  Changing Lives." We look for applicants who will help us carry out our traditions of commitment, service and respect for the dignity of every person.


Job Summary:

Provide services for infants, toddlers and their families enrolled in the Early Head Start home based program. Plan and carry out weekly home visits with families and provide parent education and referrals to needed services.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build positive and strength based partnerships with parents, within professional boundaries, coaching families in the process of identifying family development goals.
  • Support families in creating and implementing family plans.
  • Conduct weekly, 90 minute home visits with each assigned family and complete appropriate documentation.
  • Provide parent education such as health & safety, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, parenting, and budgeting.
  • Maintain communication with families regarding children’s screening and assessment results; provide support for recommended follow-up.
  • Implement the health content to ensure that every enrolled child is up to date in their schedule of well child care according to NH EPSDT including all necessary follow up.
  • Act as liaison between families and program specialists, to support individualized service needs for children and families including referrals for mental health, nutrition, disabilities and health.
Requirements:

The candidate will have a degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (Human Development, Child & Family Studies, etc…); Prior experience in case work, community organizations, and working with small groups; Understanding of principles of child health, safety and nutrition, adult learning principles and family dynamics; Ability to communicate and motivate adults; Ability to be flexible with time for evening home visits, meetings, and possible weekend parent activities.  Must have valid New Hampshire drivers license, carry adequate automobile insurance and be able to provide proof of insurance.

How to Apply:

The comprehensive benefit package includes free individual health, vision and dental insurance plans, a 403B retirement plan with a 10% match and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. 

To apply online go to http://www.snhs.org/jobs

Go to www.snhs.org for more information on programs and locations

SNHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: August 14, 2017

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