Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

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Home Visitor

Position: Home Visitor

Program:  Early Head Start

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 needs.


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


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 visits.


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 Family Events.


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 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 (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


Other Qualifications                                                                     

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



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 or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY  13045.