Summary: The Early Learning Mentor (ELM) supports and models positive parenting practices, as well as helps parents/caregivers become their child’s first teacher through learning how to stimulate their children’s cognitive and social-emotional development. The Early Learning Mentors goal will be to build on caregiver strengths, increase positive parenting, and the quality and quantity of caregiver-child verbal interaction. The families served are designated as being “high-risk,” and the children can enter the program at age 18 months-3 years old. The program serves all of South County. The ParentChild Plus Program runs for 23 weeks and follows the school year calendar. The core of the ParentChild Plus curriculum is the high-quality books, educational toys, and interactive activities that are the focal point of each home visit, and follow age-related developmental progression. Each toy, book, or activity has an accompanying curricular guide sheet that is given to the parent which provides suggestions for additional ways to interact using the curricular materials and enrichment activities. The first visit of each week the ELM will bring a book or toy to model their usage to the caregiver, and leave it behind for the family to experiment with and keep. The second visit of the week the ELM will check-in with the caregiver on their experience with the material and address any questions or further modeling if necessary. In addition, if families inform staff of needs and concerns the ELM will notify the Site Coordinator so that they can provide referrals and facilitate connections to community resources. The ParentChild Plus Program model is designed to promote positive parenting skills and build positive parent-child interaction; enhance the child’s cognitive and social-emotional development; and develop pre-literacy skills that are essential for school readiness and school success. This person will support CHP’s mission, vision, and values and will adhere to compliance protocols as well as CHP’s policies and procedures.
Early Learning Mentor Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Essential Skills and Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Requirements: