Preschool Collaboration Home Visitor
DATES OF POSTING: 9/13/21-9/22/21, Thereafter, Open Until Filled
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
POSITION: Preschool Collaboration Home Visitor
BARGAINING UNIT POSITION: Yes, Union Position (Union dues are currently $19.06
bi-weekly, after successful completion of orientation period).
PROGRAM: Head Start
SCHEDULE: Part-Time, 20 hours/week, Limited Service 9/21/21-6/22/21
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt (hourly)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: See Job Description
Program: Head Start
Job Title: Preschool Collaboration Home Visitor Pay Grade: 2
Last Review Date/Update/Change of Job Description: 8/16/2021
A. General Statement: The preschool collaboration home visitor works with an assigned caseload of families to support parents in strengthening their skills as the primary educators of their children. The 3-5 preschool collaboration home visitor is expected to develop and apply expertise in preschool development, assessment and implementation of individualized services. The home visitor works cooperatively with other Head Start staff in a specific service area to deliver quality services to all enrolled families and to further the mission of Head Start. This position requires some evening and occasional weekend hours. The Head Start home visitor is supervised by the team manager and is responsible to the team manager and content area managers.
B. Essential Functions:
- Provide services as detailed in the Capstone Head Start content area plans to families assigned, including home visits and family outings of the quality, quantity, and duration prescribed by the program and applicable regulations.
- Document services provided to families and maintain records in accordance with program procedures and policies. Enter classroom, family and child data on the management information software and keep it current. Provide such statistical or other information as requested. Maintain confidentiality of all Head Start child and family information.
- Collaborate and coordinate with the public preschool staff and Head Start Family Advocate in order to provide quality early child development and family support services across environments.
- Support and implement the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and the positive guidance policy of the program.
- Provide guidance and leadership in planning and implementing parent meetings and activities based on parents’ interests. Ensure that parents are aware of and supported in program governance activities such as local parent groups, Policy Council, and advisory committees. Participate in the production of the monthly newsletter and other promotional materials.
- Coordinate auxiliary services such as transportation and child care to eliminate barriers to parents’ full participation in the program.
- Make appropriate referrals and provide follow-up to resources such as education, social services, and mental health as identified in the Family Partnership Agreement.
- Responsible for the recruitment of families for Head Start and maintenance of full enrollment and wait lists.
- Provide content area services to assigned caseload of children and families in health and nutrition; social services; parent involvement; education and training; disabilities and mental health in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and Capstone Head Start content area plans. Gather child health information and ensure that the required screenings are completed within 45 days of enrollment.
- Adapt program services to the needs of families with a child or member with disabilities. Initiate or join the ongoing efforts of other providers engaged with the family.
- Participate in professional development and collaborative activities including pre-service and monthly in-service training, local early education networks, basic staffing teams and IEP meetings, etc. Participate in interprogram and interagency team activities. Meet with team manager monthly to review work, goals and professional development. Develop an individual professional development plan annually. Promote Head Start and Capstone positively and proactively in the community and at meetings and initiatives.
- Other duties as assigned.
C. Other Duties as Assigned
- Minimum of home visitor setting CDA or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate or baccalaureate degree in early childhood education
- Experience working with preschool children and their families, particularly in affiliation with Head Start is strongly preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Understanding of parenting issues, adult learning styles, and sensitivity to the needs of low-income families.
- Commitment to working as part of a local team and acceptance of supervision
- Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance required.
- Willingness to commit to a flexible work schedule that includes some evening and weekend hours.
- Knowledge of community resources.