Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

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Home Visitor, Early Head Start

Position: Home Visitor

Program: Early Head Start

Reports to: Family Engagement Assistant

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year with benefits


*Anticipated Position Start Date—June 2021


Job Function: Provides for the delivery of appropriate child development activities to infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and their families in a Home Based Program. EHS Home Visitors help parents grow in parenting skills, problem solving, coping skills, knowledge of child development, and advocacy skills or their children and themselves. EHS Home Visitors develop partnerships with families which facilitate parental understanding of children’s developmental needs and their role in meeting those needs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Recruit and complete intake process for participants for the Early Head Start Program.


Work with families on an individualized basis to identify family goals, strengths and necessary services and supports, and to track progress in achieving family goals.


Coordinates or refer families through formal or informal networking in the community.


Participates in intensive staff pre-service, in-service, and orientation sessions.


Prepare, and implement individually tailored activities for infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and their families during weekly home visits.


Monitor absenteeism and provide necessary follow-up and family support plan and document steps taken and progress.


Maintains and updates child’s file and ensures that all documentation is current. Record, monitor and follow-up on referrals for support services for reporting requirements.


Implement, and oversee program-wide Family Events.


Maintain planning and communications systems which assure that information is processed in a timely manner to parties needing that information.


Prepare and disseminate required reports to supervisor.


Work closely with the Family Engagement Assistant to follow the reflective supervision model.


Communicate regularly with the Family Engagement Assistant and other Head Start support staff.


Assist families in crisis


Offer at least 18 group socializations per year.


Fulfill role as mandated reporter as stated in Child Abuse and Neglect Policy.



Education and/or Experience                                                 

Minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Acceptable NYS Driver's License.


Other Qualifications                                            

Clearance through the NYS Maltreatment Registry. Annual Physical Examination, TB Test and Fingerprinting for criminal background


Physical Demands & Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Must be able to travel to all Head Start sites, training, visits, etc. as necessary and requested


 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.

Application Deadline: Interested candidates should apply using the application link or forward a resume and letter of interest no later than Thursday, May 13, 2021 via email at or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY  13045.