Responsibilities: The Home Visitor provides child development services, social services, health services and parent involvement services to families including home visits, socializations, advocacy and crisis intervention in accordance with federal, state and program guidelines. The Horne Visitor is responsible for delivering prenatal education and home based services as defined by Head Start Performance Standards. Services include: planning safe, developmentally appropriate experiences for infants and toddlers in home settings that are appropriate to the needs of each family. The Home Visitor develops and implements partnerships with Early Head Start families, including Family Partnership Agreements. Assist families to build on their strengths and develop plans to address areas of concern, including job market assistance and resource identification.
Provide child development, parent education and family support on home visits to families of infants and toddlers and expectant mothers.
Plan for and facilitate a minimum of 2 socializations per month with parent-child interaction and activities, with the support of EHS team members.
Provide developmentally appropriate curriculum and a caring, mentoring, and soothing environment for infants and toddlers. Develops in partnership with parents an individual development plan for each child.
Conduct a Family Assessment for each family, and develop Family Partnership Agreements with each family and supports families in achieving their goals.
Responsible for case management. Conducts regular case reviews of all Early Head Start files and cases assigned. Completes home visits, case recording and other responsibilities in case management. Establish and maintain a current and accurate record keeping system, within program procedures, with adequate provisions for confidentiality. Ensure all child/family files are up to date and accurate in the COPA system. Complete data entry and ensures data entity for all enrolled families.
Coordinate successful completion of recruitment and screening/assessment of eligible children and their families.
Implement goals, policies, procedures, and activities designed to provide the full range of child development and family support services in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, including assist families with obtaining health services, and health and other child/family data retrieval, as part of ongoing case management. Design and implement a formal system of follow up with families on referrals to community agencies, to assure the satisfactory provision of services.
Work with EHS Health Coordinator/Assistant Health Coordinators and Disability MH staff to provide developmentally appropriate Early Intervention services. Participate in IEP and IFSP staffing, as required.
Coordinate and develop linkages between other family support service agencies to provide better service delivery to EHS families. Serve as an advocate for Head Start families within the community. Train and support EHS parents to advocate for themselves and their families.
Complete weekly reports that identify progress in meeting program goals and service delivery data. Participate in staff and regular case management meetings.
Report to work at scheduled times and maintain good attendance. Perform all duties in a timely and professional manner. Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.
Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops and/orconferences, as the budget allows.
Perform other duties assigned and reasonably within the scope of the duties numerated above.
Educational Requirements: A minimum of a CDA credential, preferred candidate BA/BS Degree in ECE or BA/BS in Early Child Development.
Experience Requirements: Two-(2) to three-(3) years’ experience in Early Childhood, social services, or a family support program. Demonstrated competency to plan and implement a home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including children with disabilities and dual language learners. Knowledge of community resources. Knowledge of COPA is a plus.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:Daily driving is required. Must provide own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of full insurance coverage