The intimacy of working within someone’s home with no other professionals present may lead to confusing situations. It's key to have agency policies in place to handle ethical issues.
Explore requirements for staffing the home-based option. Learn about the necessary skills for staff as identified in the HSPPS and the Head Start Act to support staff recruitment and retention.
Review the requirements for determining whether the partner of a Head Start grantee is a contractor or subrecipient.
Head Start programs must ensure all staff, consultants, and contractors have sufficient knowledge, training, experience, and competencies to fulfill the roles and duties of their position. FInd the resources to understand these requirements.
Program directors and human resources managers may use this resource to enhance their search strategies for hiring and retaining qualified staff. This article outlines each phase of an effective search strategy.
Any program is only as good as its people. A strong human resources system ensures that staff and volunteers have the credentials and competencies needed to provide quality services to children and families.
This tip sheet outlines the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Whistleblower Protection Programs. These programs are embodied in 22 federal laws put in place to protect employees from retaliation for reporting workplace violations such as injuries, safety concerns, or other protected activity. Also, learrn about section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. This section prohibits employer discrimination when employees report suspected improper or illegal government activities in the workplace.
Meet Sam and Janine. Both are new to reflective supervision. Sam is a new director and Janine is a new home visitor. Each has questions about how reflective supervision works. The information sheet for supervisors shows Sam thinking about steps she needs to take to become a good supervisor. The information sheet for supervisees shares questions Janine has about reflective supervision.
These resources are designed to help Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) leaders better utilize consultants to bring lasting change and quality improvement to their programs.