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Position: Home Visitor
Program: Early Head
Reports To: Family Services Assistant
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt,
for 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks/year (full year) with benefits
Job Function Provides for the delivery of appropriate child
development activities to infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and their families
in a Home Based Program. Early Head Start (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
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be
Recruit and complete intake process for
participants for the Head Start/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.
Coordinate or refer families through
formal or informal networking in the community.
Participate in intensive staff
pre-service, in-service, and orientation sessions.
Prepare and implement individually
tailored activities for infants, toddlers and their families during weekly home
Maintain and update child’s file and
ensures that all documentation is current. Prepare and disseminate required
reports to supervisor.
Record, monitor and follow-up on
referrals for support services for reporting requirements.
Implement, and oversee program-wide
Maintain planning and communications
systems which assure that information is processed in a timely manner to
parties needing that information.
Work closely with the Family Engagement
Assistant to follow the reflective supervision model.
Communicate regularly with the Family Engagement
Assistant and other Head Start/Early Head Start support staff.
Assist families in crisis
Offer at least 22 group socializations
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 (i.e. Infant/Toddler CDA),
or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid NYS Drivers License
Clearance through the NYS Maltreatment
Registry. Annual Physical Examination, TB Test and Fingerprinting for criminal
Physical Demands and 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/Early Head Start sites, training, visits, etc. as
necessary and requested.
The noise level in the work environment
is usually moderate.
Application Deadline: Interested candidates should apply using the application
link and/or forward a resume and letter of interest to Human Resources no later
than Friday, October 9, 2020 via email at email@example.com or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland,