POSITION TITLE: HOME BASE VISITOR
REPORTS TO: HOME BASE SUPERVISOR
Operate in compliance with any and all of the policies and procedures as established by NKCAC Head Start and the performance standards as established by the Federal Government regarding program operations to promote and provide quality service delivery to the children, families, and community of our service area. Fulfill responsibilities as an early childhood development, and health services team member and carry out tasks as outlined in the Component Plan.
- Work cooperatively with all components of the program.
- Maintain the confidentiality of staff and clients.
- Maintain a clean and organized work area.
- Participate in the annual self-assessment.
- Attend staff meetings and training, as required.
- Follow established child abuse reporting requirements.
- Performance of any other work related task deemed necessary by direct supervisor.
- Conduct weekly 90-minute home visits to children, ages birth to five, and their families.
- Carry out curriculum for child development and other family group activities.
- Facilitate group “socialization” experiences and other family group activities.
- Provide education and support services to families.
- Work with families to establish a family development goal.
- Promote parental involvement in curriculum planning, and socializations.
- Monitor and educate parents about children’s health; medical and dental.
- Provide parents with crisis intervention, and referral resource service.
- Complete documentation of home visits, socialization experiences, and other activities.
- Participate fully in supervision and training experiences.
- Planning and providing activities to share with families in their home to meet the social, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of their children.
- Plan and implement activities using the curriculum designated by the home-base program.
- Maintain all enrollee’s records, assessments, and screenings.
- Prepare learning activities and materials during “Preparation and planning” time, when children are not present. Submit plans to site supervisor with requisitions for supplies.
- Compile and maintain observations, documentation and evaluation of each child’s growth and development for the purpose of planning activities to suit individual needs.
- Participate in the development of the education and/or special services plan for the individual child.
- Be aware of safety concerns when visiting a home and have a plan of action in place in case of an emergency
- Assures compliance with all program and grant requirements.
- Maintain a minimum of a CDA Certification.
- Prefer minimum of Associate degree in related field with minimum of three years program experience or BA Degree in Early Childhood Education.
- Relevant experience with infants, toddlers and pre-school children or related background.
- Experience in teaching young children in a Head Start classroom and/or similar environment.
- NKCAC-Head Start cannot employ anyone convicted of a felony or has been found by the Cabinet to have abused or neglected a child.
- Must have valid driver’s license and current proof of insurance
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work with people of diverse and varying socio-economic backgrounds.
- NKCAC-HeadStart cannot employ anyone convicted of a felony or has been found by the Cabinet to have abused or neglected a child.
- Must have the ability to stand/walk/run after young children 100% of the time
- Ability to lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs. up to 50% of the time
- Ability to sit at, read, and enter data on computer for prolonged periods of time up to 75% of the time
- Reliable transportation.