Company Description: Child Care of the Berkshires is a large not-for profit, early care and family support agency, operating a variety of programs throughout Berkshire County, including child care centers, a network of family child care homes, home visiting programs, parent child playgroups, parent education and skill building programs.
Its mission is to promote and strengthen families through the provision of high quality child care services to families whose parents are working or in training or, for any number of reasons, cannot adequately care for the children as well as other types of social and educational services which directly affect families and their well being.
Child Care of the Berkshires employs approximately 75 staff persons and its operating budget is approximately $5 million dollars. Child Care of the Berkshires is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, with a longstanding commitment to increasing the diversity of the employee community.
PCHP Home Visitor
$12 - $14 per hour Per Hour
High School or Equivalent
The Parent Child Home Program is a home-based parenting and early literacy program designed to strengthen verbal interaction and educational play between parents and their preschool children who are challenged by poverty, low levels of education, language barriers, etc. The philosophy of the program is that the parent is the first teacher of young children. The program services provide parent education in the home to support the important role of nurturing growth and development. The vision for the communities in Berkshire County is that all families will receive support and education to best nurture their young children and to help children develop within a healthy family and community; this program furthers this vision and implements the Strengthening Families philosophy.
The Parent-Child Home Program Home Visitor must have a high school diploma or a GED with
experience working with young children and families. Other qualifications must include the
ability to establish and maintain supportive, non-judgmental rapport with both adults and children; the ability to demonstrate playful interactions with children; positive attitudes toward young children, parenting and books; the ability to plan, with supervision, play materials and activities in the family's home; the ability to document visits legibly and accurately; and must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Schedules two visits per family each week during the school calendar year.
• Must provide own transportation.
• Must be flexible. Home visits are scheduled for the family's convenience.
• Models and emphasizes verbal interaction using carefully chosen books and toys.
• Maintains record of visits and statistics as directed by the Coordinator.
• Supplies books and toys to the families.
• Keeps abreast of current trends in early childhood education, including child
development techniques to promote literacy and parent education.
• Attends weekly two hour staff meetings/supervisions.
The position is part time, 25 weeks per year following the school calendar. We are seeking Home Visitors for our North Adams and Pittsfield programs serving those cities and surrounding communities.
11-20 hours per week at $12 - $14 per hour. Home visits are scheduled at the convenience of the families. Late afternoon work is required to fulfill home visits and to attend community events.
CONTACT: Send letter of interest and resume that outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and why it interests you to: Child Care of the Berkshires, P.O. Box 172
North Adams, MA 01247 or email email@example.com
Please indicate which office you would prefer
Child Care of the Berkshires is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer with a longstanding commitment to increasing the diversity of the employee community.