Under general direction from the Early Head Start Manager (EHSM), the Home Visitor is responsible for delivering Early Head Start services to enrolled infants, toddlers, and their parents within the home setting, group socialization experiences, and providing a link between the family, Early Head Start and the community.
EdCC Head Start & Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Program enrolls infants and toddlers through the age of three years old. The Home Visitor delivers EHS comprehensive services (child development and learning, parent education, health, and family support) in weekly 90-minute home visits. Twice a month the Home Visitor and all his/her assigned families meet for a parent-child playgroup, called group socialization. Each Home Visitor carries and average caseload of 10-12 families with infants and toddlers. Consistency and continuity is necessary in building and strengthening a learning partnership for both parent and child. It is the intent to maintain Home Visitor-family assignment from beginning to when the child ages out of EHS and into a Head Start or preschool classroom.
The Home Visitor forms a professional, nurturing, collaborative partnership over time with each Parent. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to strengthen the parent-child attachment through enhancing the Parent's knowledge, skills, competence and confidence in the following areas: infant/toddler observation and reflection, responsive care giving, infant/toddler health, mental health and well-being, and infant/toddler growth, development, and learning.
At the time of hire, an Early Head Start Home Visitor must have:
- A Degree with minimum of 25 credits of child development and early learning with a focus on infant, toddler, and three year olds (transcripts must be submitted with application documenting compliance with this requirement); Practicum/student teaching with infants and toddlers;
- Two years of work experience with families with young children providing regularly scheduled home visits (minimum of twice a month with an established caseload AND task oriented social work to an established caseload;
- Minimum of one year of experience working with a complex paper and electronic documentation and record-keeping system.
- Bachelors with a content focus on infants and toddlers learning and development.
- Three or more years working with low-income parents with infants and toddlers in a home setting.
- Three or more years' work experience in Early Head Start, Head Start, or ECEAP. Fluency in Spanish.
To apply, please visit www.edcc.edu/birthtofive