The Home Visitor is responsible for education, family engagement and family advocacy to families in an assigned caseload by providing comprehensive services during home visits and socialization activities assuring regulatory and legal compliance with federal, state and local regulations and communications with parents. The Home Visitor works in tandem with the entire functionality of the Head Start system, and is an integrated team member assisting in supporting the goals of the program.
The Head Start Home Visitor reports directly to the Home Base Specialist, Manager or Center Director. The Head Start Home Visitor is responsible for creating and nurturing strong partnerships with families and ensuring that program standards, compliance, and quality are of the highest standards.
As a front line representative of Save the Children, The Head Start Home Visitor is required to ensure the safety and security of children and families that he/she comes in contact with, adhering to the agency’s values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaborations, Creativity, and Integrity.
* Curriculum Planning
* Child Assessment
* Weekly Home Visits
Responsibilities and Impact
* Responsible for the weekly preparation of education and family curriculum plans, which includes objectives to be developed in tandem with parents.
* Conduct home visits to facilitate the delivery of Head Start services.
* Maintains documentation as required by agency.
Works with families to plan and implement learning experiences advancing the intellectual and physical development of children.
* Implements systems to assure program’s needs for parent involvement are met; establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the child and their families.
* Conduct on- going assessments and evaluations and make the appropriate and needed referral for families.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
* High school diploma or GED and be willing and able to obtain the CDA within one year of hire date. Preferred qualifications are Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and/or AA/BA degree in ECE.
* Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; great problem solving and time management skills. Ability to follow directions and take initiative.
* Ability to work collaboratively with staff and community partners in the provision of high quality services to children and families and in a group setting.
* Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10 pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping. This also includes some duties that require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding and computer use.
Clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and pass all state and local health requirements required post job offer and prior to employment. To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Save the Children Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Save the Children Head Start. Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse. All Save the Children Representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran.