The Home Base Visitor contributes to the agency’s child development philosophy and goals by leading a comprehensive child development program. Responsibilities: • Conduct weekly 90-minute home visits to young children and their families. • Carry out “curriculum” for child development in the context of the home and during group “socialization” experiences. • Facilitate group “socialization” experiences and other family group activities. • Provide education and support services to families. • Conduct screening and ongoing assessment of young children’s development. • Collaborate with families to establish family development goals, and document this collaborative process in family partnership agreements. • Promote parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance, and the overall Head Start program. • Monitor and educate parents with respect to children’s health status, including medical follow-up, physical health, dental health, mental health, and nutritional intake. • Provide management, crisis intervention, and resource referral services. • Act as liaison and advocate between community resources and Early Head Start families. • Complete documentation of home visits, socialization experiences, and other relevant activities. • Maintain confidentiality of family records and information. • Participate fully in supervision and training experiences. • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a home-based CDA or comparable credential or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or baccalaureate degree and demonstrated competency in planning and implementing home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including for children with disabilities and dual-language learners, as appropriate, and to build respectful, culturally-responsive, and trusting relationships with familie
Internal Number: 04152019
About Mary Crane Center
For over 100 years, Mary Crane Center has been dedicated to the comprehensive early development of children and to supporting their families through a variety of services. Our goal is to provide quality education in a safe and diverse environment and to strengthen the bonds between children and their families. Throughout its history, Mary Crane Center has grown in order to meet the changing needs of the families we serve. Our dynamic teaching methods encourage each child to bring his or her individuality and experiences into the classroom. By identifying a child’s likes, dislikes, struggles, and strengths, teachers can enhance each child’s personal education and help them to develop the life skills they need to achieve his or her goals.