Teaching Assistants

The Orange County Parent Child Center is a vibrant, family-friendly work environment in the heart of Orange County. We value relationships with the children and families we serve and take great care to provide a professional place for the community to access programs and supports that meet their needs. Our mission is to help families with young children build a sense of place within their communities by connecting them to education, support, advocacy, and wellness opportunities.

The Orange County Parent Child Center’s Early Care & Education program currently serves children ages six week through five years. This position requires a dedication to and an appreciation for developing relationships with the children and their families in a manner that mirrors a rich, strengths-based, home-like environment.

The Assistant Teacher helps to create a program which meets the emotional, physical, social, and cognitive needs of both the individual child and the group and includes, but is not limited to,

  • Implementing approved curriculum, routines, and practices in coordination with the classroom Lead Teacher and Program Director.
  • Keeping staff and parents informed of program goals and development.
  • Having an understanding of each child’s developmental stage so the expectations are appropriate.
  • Preparing and maintaining a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean, and appealing, and permits children to grow and explore.
  • Observing, recording, and reporting significant individual and group behavior.
  • Carrying out appropriate interactions as established with the Lead Teacher & Director and working to keep the program consistent and enriching for all.
  • Participating in at least 48 hours per year of professional development training (in addition to CPR/First Aid). Other duties or tasks as assigned.

This is a full time, Monday thru Friday position. Hours are to be determined. This is benefited position.

Requirements
Minimum of two years successful experience working with young children. Experience working with complex families in need is preferred. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license, and certificate of Auto Insurance. Must possess the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, to work well independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Familiarity with documentation. Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

Benefits
100% single coverage dental insurance; 100% coverage life insurance; 100% coverage AD & D insurance.

Generous paid time off plus 8 paid holidays

Education
Associate degree in early childhood or human/child development or related field. Comparable experience and/or training (such as significant course work in early childhood education or a CDA) will be considered in lieu of educational requirements for the right person.

Substitute Teaching Assistants

The Orange County Parent Child Center is a vibrant, family-friendly work environment in the heart of Orange County. We value relationships with the children and families we serve and take great care to provide a professional place for the community to access programs and supports that meet their needs. Our mission is to help families with young children build a sense of place within their communities by connecting them to education, support, advocacy, and wellness opportunities.

The Orange County Parent Child Center’s Early Care & Education program currently serves children ages six weeks through five years.

Substitute teachers work under the direct supervision of OCPCC teaching staff. Days of the program are, Monday thru Friday, year-round. Substitutes are needed for planned and unplanned absences. Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, and be willing to take the ‘Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals’ online course.

 College students are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Part-time

Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) Coordinator

Basic Functions

The CIS Coordinator provides leadership to the regional CIS system of care in all aspects of systems development, service delivery, professional development, financing, data collection and evaluation for the CIS array of services (Early Intervention, Strong Families Vermont Home Visiting, Specialized Child Care and Early Childhood and Family Mental Health), with the goal of supporting families in accessing needed services in an coordinated and integrated manner.

The CIS Coordinator serves as a liaison between the Department for Children and Families Child Development Division and regional CIS service providers and teams.

Duties & Responsibilities

Systems Development

  • Facilitates development, implementation, and evaluation of the region’s CIS ystem of care. Promotes a shared vision for the integration of services for children and families and assists with the development of CIS regional team roles and responsibilities that include a cross-disciplinary team (or peer) perspective.
  • Assists with the development and management of a CIS regional system for shared intakes, referrals, and on-going plan reviews. Assures that the system upholds confidentiality, informed consent, and parental rights.
  • Along with the CIS regional team, conducts outreach to community services, identifies key referral sources within the community, and acts as a link to Vermont 211.
  • Coordinates with other community teams to include, but not be limited to Local Interagency Team (LIT), Child Protection Teams (CPT), Blueprint Community Health Team (CHT); Enhanced Family Services (EFS) team, Building Bright Futures (BBF) regional council, etc.

Service Delivery

  • Serves as CIS regional point of contact, triages and reviews intakes and referrals to determine the need for further assessment and/or assistance. Completes intake and referral paperwork for all direct referrals from families.
  • Leads the CIS Intake Team, which includes scheduling meetings, developing agendas, facilitating Team meetings, and ensuring the review of intakes and referrals for assessment in accordance with CIS timelines.
  • Working with the CIS Child Care Coordinator, leads or supports the Team in reviewing Family Support applications.
  • Identifies potentially relevant state, regional, and community resources and services.

Professional Development

  • Participates in CIS professional development efforts.
  • Identifies relevant training needs and opportunities for CIS service providers.
  • Provides education on relevant resources and guidance for CIS Team members.

Financing

  • Understands the region’s funding allocations and can answer relevant questions from regional partners
  • Monitors the regional expenditures across the CIS array of services

Data Collection

  • Uses State approved tools to report regional data.
  • Takes all reasonable actions to ensure data are complete and accurate.
  • Provides all required reports to the State in accordance with required timelines.

Evaluation

  • Reviews community and family needs, local demographics, and population trends.
  • Monitors access to services and progress on service outcomes.
  • With the CIS regional team, reviews program performance standards, clinical competencies, and best practices to promote population health and improved family outcomes.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field.
  • 3 years of professional experience with young children and their families.
  • Detailed knowledge of local region’s network of maternal and early childhood supports and services and processes for accessing them.
  • General understanding of funding related to early childhood supports and services.
  • 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership in systems development and systems change.
  • Experience working collaboratively with community organizations in the delivery of services for children and families.
  • General computer proficiency.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

CIS Nurse Home Visitor

Introduction

Professional standards or competencies are the foundation of the CIS professional system and they are used as follows:

  • As the self- assessment in an IPDP (Individual Professional Development Plan)
  • To provide common expectations and language
  • To plan and assess professional development activities and curricula (our shared work)
  • To develop job descriptions and performance evaluations
  • To structure supervision and mentoring

The CIS professional standards recommended for all staff roles within the CIS program include the following knowledge areas:

  1. Philosophy and Professional Orientation – Professionals show knowledge of using a family-centered, strengths and outcomes based collaborative approach for delivering services and supporting children and families.
  2. Family Systems – Professionals demonstrate knowledge of family characteristics, factors impacting family functions and strategies for supporting families.
  3. Child Development -Professionals use their knowledge of child development and the factors affecting development in their work with young children and their families.
  4. Assessment – Professionals use their knowledge of assessment to inform the One Plan process.
  5. Addressing Challenges – Professionals demonstrate knowledge of risk and resiliency factors, the use of strategies for working with vulnerable populations and ways to promote effective transitions.
  6. Systems Resources – Professionals have knowledge of resources, systems, laws, policies, and procedures.

Basic Requirements

The CIS Strong Families Vermont Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing high quality comprehensive community-based evidence-based or evidence-informed home visiting services to prenatal and postpartum people, families, and infants and children ages birth upto six.

The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining the highest clinical standards in maternal child and family health nursing practice; including safe, competent, effective nursing care based on sound scientific principles and the nursing process.

The Nurse Home Visitor will adhere to all policies of nursing practice and Children’s Integrated Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) Strong Families VT Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for case management and on-going evaluation of medical, educational, psychological, social/environmental, economic, or other identified needs of all assigned clients.

The CIS Strong Families VT Nurse Home Visitor provides prevention, health promotion, and early intervention supports to people and their families eligible for CIS services.

Skills include:

  • Clinical screening and assessment of physical, psycho-social, and environmental health, including protective and risk factors for individuals/ families
  • Health education and counseling, with a focus on wellness, health promotion and safety, particularly as it relates to pregnancy, intrapartum, postpartum, parenting, infant and child development, and behavior modifications or changes
  • Risk reduction, intervention, and advocacy, with a focus on nutrition and physical activity, management of illness and infectious disease, medication management, substance use/abuse, environmental exposures, trauma, abuse, etc.
  • Individual plan development, referral, and case management, including monitoring and evaluation of individual health status and support needs
  • Individual or group education for childbirth preparation and development of parenting skills
  • Assisting individuals to gain access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services as well as addressing barriers to care.
  • Links the individual and families to community services and supports which will help them achieve their goals and outcomes

The CIS Strong Families Vermont Nurse Home Visitor,

  • Assists individual and family to identify goals and actions that will assist them in meeting their desired outcomes, e.g., increased knowledge and skill acquisition, improvement in health status, and awareness of community resources
  • Develops and maintains community partnerships to support appropriate client referrals to CIS and a strong CIS system of care
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team referral and planning meetings
  • Seeks and encourages input from CIS team members and other community providers in determining the priority health care needs of the maternal child and family health population
  • Provides information to host agency for timely and accurate data input and billing information
  • Participates in CIS quality improvement efforts

Communication

  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Creates, maintains, and supports a safe environment for open discussions with families
  • Seeks and responds appropriately to feedback

Team Development

  • Assists in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork, and cooperation.
  • Elicits and considers differing viewpoints when analyzing issues

Professional Development

  • Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them
  • Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services
  • Participates in the review and analysis of the CIS reports; identifies areas of achievement and areas for improvement
  • Completes full training and certification for the applicable evidence­ based model

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current Vermont registered nursing license
  • Current CPR certification
  • Two years recent experience in community maternal child and family health, public health, or mental/behavioral nursing
  • Must have a valid VT driver’s license and insured automobile
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Basic computer skills
  • All required qualifications specific to the applicable evidence-based model

Specific Knowledge and Experience

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Maintains professional boundaries with clients
  • Uses evidence-based practices and/or program model, as available
  • Utilizes skills, including screening, assessment, evaluation, and monitoring health status; extensive knowledge of pregnancy, postpartum, infant and child development; cultural competence; life skills; and an extensive knowledge of community resources
  • Has home visiting experience
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Is organized and maintains complete, accurate records and filing reports in a timely manner
  • Is willing to meet regularly with supervisor to develop a reflective practice and continuously assess their clinical nursing knowledge and skills and identify areas that need special attention

Supervised Visitation Monitors

The Orange County Parent Child Center is a vibrant, family-friendly work environment in the heart of Orange County. We value relationships with the children and families we serve and take great care to provide a professional place for the community to access programs and supports that meet their needs. Our mission is to help families with young children build a sense of place within their communities by connecting them to education, support, advocacy, and wellness opportunities.

The Orange County Parent Child Center provides safe, monitored visits for non-custodial parents to spend time with their children.

Monitors help to manage the visits to minimize contact between the parents. They directly observe the visit and all parent/child contact and facilitate a safe, neutral environment.

Primary duties: maintain safety and neutrality, observe, redirect, and intervene, as necessary. Visits take place primarily on weekends in Tunbridge, with some occasional evenings. Training and high-quality supervision is provided.

These are part time and/or per diem positions with competitive wages.

Job Type: Part-time

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Part-time