Company Description: Community Health Programs is a network of health centers and caring professionals that provide outstanding primary and preventive care for patients of all ages. What’s truly unique to CHP is our broad spectrum of support services that extend beyond medical and dental issues to strengthen families and improve children’s well-being. The region is a federally designated rural community and a Medically Underserved Population Area.
Community Health Programs embraces its role as a nonprofit health care provider and community partner. We are a leader in the communities we serve by providing high quality healthcare, dental services, wellness education and family support services. CHP outreach provides free health screenings, insurance enrollment assistance as well as information so people can learn how to take better care of themselves and their families.
Additional Business Name: CHP
Early Learning Mentor, Parent-Child Home Program
To Commensurate With Experience
Education and Human Services experience - Preference: Preferred
The Early Learning Mentor (ELM) will conduct bi-weekly 30 minutes home visits to families within the Berkshire Hills Regional School District to provide caregiver mentorship towards school readiness for children age 1.5 to 3.5 years-old.
• Complete the required number of 16 mentor training hours.
• Provide strength-based mentorship and education through individual home visits using the Parent-Child Home Program model.
• Request referrals for services needed from the program coordinator.
• Completing a Home Visitor Record for each home visit in a timely manner.
• Obtain signatures from the caregiver at each home visit.
• Sign-out each visual intellectual stimulation material (VISM) utilized from the VISM inventory.
• Complete all required assessments required for funding sources and the lead agency in a timely manner.
• Attend group supervision for two hours weekly.
• Treat each participant with respect and professionalism at all times.
• Provide a supportive and safe environment for families to grow and learn.
• Maintain strict confidentiality of anything that is seen or heard in a participant’s home.
Knowledge of child development, specifically for ages 0-4 years. Experience working with families or children in some educational or helping capacity. Relevant experience in education or human services. Experience working with high risk families a plus. Ability to relate to parents/caregivers as equal partners; provide a supportive environment; be nonjudgmental and flexible in adapting to the home setting. Must be able to maintain a professional relationship with the families. Must have good communication and listening skills, and be able to work with families of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Must be able to travel to homes in safe inclement weather conditions to provide services. Must be able to successfully complete a Criminal Background Information Record check. Must have a car and valid driver’s license for transportation to family homes. Must be able to meet the physical demands of home visiting.