Title: HIPPYCorps Member
Reports to: HIPPY Manager
Status: Part-Time (9 months); stipend of $14,280; hours M-F, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., but will require some evenings and/or weekends.
Remote work: This position may be eligible for partial remote-work schedule.
Start date: Sept. 6, 2022
Mission of Focus Points Family Resource Center: To build better communities by strengthening families.
Scope of Organization: For 27 years, Focus Points has worked successfully to transform the lives of low-income and
working families in Northeast Denver and beyond. Focus Points serves over 2,000 participants each year, most of whom
are Spanish-speaking immigrants. Focus Points is committed to:
- School readiness programs to open doors to future success.
- Family literacy and adult self-reliance programs to facilitate independence.
- Healthy living and health access programs to promote active, vibrant living.
- Parent engagement and community leadership to foster empowerment; and
- Economic and workforce training and development to support financial independence and community stability.
Responsibilities & Activities:
HIPPY is an evidence-based, home visitation program that provides weekly visits to families with children ages 3-5 years old. During each visit, the home visitor role plays an activity packet with the parent, which the parent then completes with their child throughout the week. Families also are invited to participate in a monthly group meeting with other families. As AmeriCorps members, the home visitors also engage in additional community service events and professional development
- Collaborate with HIPPY Coordinator on HIPPY home-visit events throughout the year.
- Establish and maintain a warm, supportive, and respectful relationship with parents and children enrolled in HIPPY
- Perform weekly home visits with caseload of families.
- Help recruit families for the HIPPY Program and promote HIPPY as an ambassador.
- Assist in coordination of logistics, agenda, and materials for meetings, as well as events, trainings and presentations
for the HIPPY program.
- Maintain files of all required information for individual children throughout the program year to document children’s
- Generate attendance logs and provide reports regarding HIPPY participants.
- Attend role plays, staff meetings and trainings/conferences relating to HIPPY programs and family issues.
- Talk to families regarding sensitive issues in a respectful manner.
- Ensure timely submission of time sheets for payroll entry deadlines and current member data.
- Maintain a professional attitude and adhere to a high level of confidentiality towards students and Focus Points staff.
- Coordinate referrals and advocate for students to outside agencies or to other programs when necessary.
- Complete a minimum of 900 service hours over the service term.
- Abide by AmeriCorps regulations and provisions as directed by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
- Other duties as assigned as related to a successful service term with the HIPPYCorps program.
- Relationship Building & Interpersonal Skills – The ability to connect with and establish strong, trusting
relationships with each family so that all HIPPY participants feel comfortable and secure within their relationship with
their home educator.
- Bilingual & Biliterate in Spanish Language – Proficiently understand, speak, read, and write in Spanish and English to provide home visits to provide home visits to monolingual Spanish-speaking families and produce professional written correspondence in Spanish and English.
- Technology Proficiency – Ability to independently work on computers, use the internet, and Microsoft Office 365, to complete data entry requirements, send emails, participate in virtual meetings, and conduct virtual home visits.
- Organization & Prioritization – Manage time, energy, and workspace to ensure maintenance of accurate files and data, meet all deadlines, accomplish all assigned tasks successfully, and maintain a caseload of 13 families each
- Growth Mindset – Embraces challenges, believes that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work
and that setbacks are opportunities for change and growth, to continue to improve the caliber of the HIPPY program through acquisition of new skills, process improvement initiatives, and positive change management.
- Resourcefulness & Initiative – Ability to seek out information and solutions independently, seek guidance when necessary, and recognize tasks that need completion without prompting, to mitigate issues before they arise.
- Data Collection– Ability to screen parents/guardians and children, using standardized screening tools, in order
to show areas of growth and/or need.
- Cultural Awareness and Responsiveness – Supports HIPPY families in a culturally responsive manner which
reflects their values, needs, and personality to provide high quality services to all families and further the agency’s mission of equity and inclusion.
COVID-19 Precaution(s): (These are subject to current guidelines)
In-person interview process; social distancing guidelines in place; masking, some virtual meetings; sanitizing procedures in place.
All applications due by July 30th, 2022. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to email@example.com.
Focus Points Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, ancestry, creed, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law