Provides comprehensive case management services to enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of participating children and families in Head Start/Early Head Start home-based program. Arranges and provides a variety of educational experiences for parents and children to reduce isolation, integrating them into the larger community, expanding social networks and improving parenting skills. Ensures compliance with Head Start/Early Head Start guidelines and regulations.
Essential Job Duties
Provide in-home information and support to parents and children to enhance the parents’ ability to fill the role of primary nurturer for their child.
Work jointly with parents to develop and implement 90-minute weekly home visit plans based on each child’s assessment and identified family needs that offers a variety of stimulating, creative and engaging learning experiences for parents and children.
Engage parents to participate in program activities such as parent-child activities during home visits, socialization, parent meetings, and other training events as appropriate.
Observe, assess, and document each child’s health, skills, behavior, growth and development.
Maintain documentation of all services in the individual family files and ensure up to date program files for each family and child.
Encourages participation in the Head Start Parent Committee meetings as well as parent group and socialization meetings, and other events or trainings.
equired Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Associate Degree in Social Work or Child Development (or related field with a home visitor credential). Bachelor Degree in Social Work or Child Development (or related field) is preferred.
Minimum of three to five years of experience working in early childhood/family support or home visiting program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Knowledgeable of theories and principles of healthy child growth and development.
Experience in creating comprehensive developmental activities for parents and children, program development, and assessing the quality of services.
Working knowledge of community resources, family welfare, and government assistance programs.
Communicate effectively and function well with families, children, staff and various professional community groups.
Analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to establish supportive, meaningful relationships with pregnant women, families and their infants.
Knowledge of principles and practices of infant and child development and family practice.
Ability to use reflective supervision.
Ability to work within a team.
Knowledge of community resources and the capacity to develop community cooperation to ensure that pregnant women receive comprehensive services.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Basic knowledge of the computer software and functions commonly used in general business settings.
Ability to use cell phones and other, similar technology.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
General office conditions. Exposed to moderate noise levels.
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Required to use close vision and be able to focus.
Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit, stand and bend at the knee and waist, and walk.
Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement to type and work on computer.
Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and related office equipment.
Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.
Must be a licensed driver and have ongoing access to an insured vehicle.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.