Early Childhood Specialist - Ready in 5 (Bilingual, Korean)

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At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.


The Ready in 5 Specialist will provide in-home kindergarten readiness classes for preschool age refugee children and their parents. They will do this by facilitating weekly in-home classes, preparing lessons, and assisting the center-based program. This position also provides case management services to refugee families. Decision making, problem solving, and highly developed interpersonal skills are critical.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* *Prepare kindergarten readiness lessons for refugee children that can be taught in an in-home setting.

* *Facilitate in-home group with 5-10 children and their parents.

* *Track client data through registrations and weekly attendance.

* *Facilitate meaningful kindergarten readiness activities for refugee children in center-based program.

* *Assess children based on social and academic goals.

* *Maintain student portfolio to be given to kindergarten teachers upon school enrollment.

* *Travel is required, including use of personal vehicle.

* *Provide program information and referral services to clients and refugee service providers.

* *Coordinate activities for multiple in-home sites working with volunteers, cultural ambassadors and community agencies.

* *Demonstrate ability to help clients effectively by utilizing community resources.

* Is able to work both independently, with little supervision, and as a part of a team.

* Utilizes the Sanctuary Model, including provision of Trauma-Informed Care to clients.

* Able to establish regularity and dependability in scheduling all appointments and accuracy in reports and statistics.

* Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.

* Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.

* Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.

* Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance

* Able to evaluate program services and make recommendations.

* Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.

* Is able to develop positive working relationships with clients, referral sources, service agencies, landlords, and others encountered in the course of work.

* *Creates, maintains and shares as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.

* *Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agencys ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.

* *Essential functions of this job is to be performed on company physical work site.

* Performs other program rela
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