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Berkshire County Head Start Home Based Visitor in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The Home Visitor (HV) provides weekly services to families in their natural environment, as well as group socialization classes onsite to create community connections for both parents and children. One of the main objectives is to help families develop and reach realistic and achievable long- and short-term goals, engaging them in assessing their needs and strengths, and supporting them in taking actions to reach their goals. Essential Duties Effective Home Visiting Community Resources Family Education and Involvement Observation, Analysis, and Documentation Professionalism Training & Professional Development Requirements Education Bachelors' Degree from an *accredited institution in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field. Experience Minimum of (3) years' experience in a role in a family services environment Licenses or other required Certifications Credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field Certified to teach Growing Great Kids curriculum Valid Massachusetts driver's license and vehicle insurance Physical Tasks involve highly active physical effort: must be able to twist, kneel, stoop, sit on the floor, bend, and sit at a child's eye level and safely lift up to 50 lbs. Tasks require dexterity in the use of fingers and limbs. Tasks may involve extended periods of time sitting at a workstation and utilizing a keyboard. Must be able to participate and actively supervise children (walking, running, jumping, hopping, kneeling, and bending), as well as assist with the loading and unloading of buses (helping children buckle/unbuckle car seats, manage the stairs). Sensory The majority of tasks require manual dexterity. Tasks require visual and hearing acuity. Tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. Tasks require oral communications ability. Preferred requirements Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field. Bilingual in English/Spanish. A combination of the following education and experience may be substituted for the requirements: Master's Degree and one (1) year experience in a role in a family services environment. *Listed in the US Department of Education's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs Knowledge & Skills - Has expert knowledge of and Strengthening Families Framework and can apply the five protective factors in developing and implementing family plans. - Maintains knowledge of research-based interventions that support family well-being. - Has knowledge of human development, especially the social-emotional development of children and adults. - Demonstrates family advocacy, particularly as it relates to ensuring that community resources are aligned and available to meet the needs of families. - Has a working knowledge or can easily learn required databases and systems - Is proficient in the most current Microsoft Office Suite programs. Statements EEO/AAP Statement BCHS is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. ADAAA Statement BCHS is committed to hiring and providing continued employment to qualified candidates and employees and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job-related requirements for a position; and can perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.