Home Visitor Position Description 6.1.14

Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation
Position Description
Home Visitor
Position Summary: This individual is responsible for planning and implementing home-based program activities in
partnership with families and for facilitating parent-child interactions in a group socialization setting. Responsibilities also
include supporting families to develop goals and to access community services and resources utilizing a strength-based
case management model. All services must be provided and documented accurately, in compliance with federal and state
standards as outlined in the agency’s Operations Plan.
Supervision: This individual is supervised by the Home Based Supervisor.
Representative Tasks:
Plan, implement and document home-based program services and socialization experiences in partnership
with families, which meet the developmental needs of children, reflect the language, culture, and traditions of
families, and ensure children’s individual needs are met.
Ensure the provision of required health services for all enrolled children by supporting families to link with
and utilize available medical/dental resources.
Take the lead in the enrollment process, as needed, to support effective transition into the program.
Develop, maintain, and document partnerships with each enrolled family to support family strengths. Assist
in identification of needs, incorporate existing family plans, and develop family/child focused goals and
timelines utilizing the weekly Home Visit Plan and the Family Partnership Process. Facilitate parents’
knowledge of child development concepts and practices, enhance their role and skill in the child's
development and, engage parents in the observation of their child's progress.
a. Meet with Family Services Coordinator as needed and, the content area experts and consultants to
review, assess, and develop family service care plans with designated families.
b. Assist parents in becoming aware of their rights and responsibilities as primary advocates for their
c. Maintain accurate, up-to-date records and documentation to ensure timely submission where applicable.
In partnership with parents complete a minimum of one - 90 minute home visit weekly with all enrolled
families (46 Early Head Start, 32 Head Start annually).
Utilize the Partners for a Healthy Baby Home Visiting Curriculum/The Creative Curriculum Learning Games
and the Teaching Strategies Gold assessment system.
Plan and provide, in partnership with parents, two socialization experiences per month for the group of
enrolled children, their parent(s), and siblings.
Maintain regular, ongoing communication which supports family focused programming and parent
involvement in the program.
Support the parent group (i.e. in developing activities based on their expressed needs and supporting Home
Based parents in electing a representative to serve on the Policy Council).
Work with the center team members to plan and coordinate parent activities, parent training and parent
Ensure the appropriate staffing and supervision of the socialization experience and promote the
understanding and implementation of the agency’s Code of Conduct and Guidance Practices for the assigned
age group.
Support the nutrition philosophy and health policies of the agency as outlined in Guidelines for Feeding
Children, and Health Policies and Procedures, and by modeling good health habits and integrating
health/safety education into the socialization curriculum.
Provide a developmentally appropriate socialization environment that encourages small group, large group,
and individual activities for multi-aged groups and, specifically, promotes interactions between children and
their parent(s) utilizing the Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI) Philosophy and Creative Curriculum for
the assigned age group.
Plan, support, and facilitate smooth transition activities as children and families move into and through the
early care and education programs, as stated in the Child and Family Transition Plan.
Provide leadership and establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, parents, community
providers, volunteers, and public school personnel.
Meet on a weekly basis with supervisor to ensure effective communication that supports family focused
Practice reliability and dependability and maintain a professional attitude in all aspects of employment as
outlined in the agency’s Operations Plan and the Code of Conduct.
Participate in Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)/Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings as it relates
to children with disabilities. Communicate closely with center supervisor to ensure timely tracking and followup of related services. Work in partnership with Child Development Services to coordinate and support a
coaching model to support individualized program activities for children with disabilities.
Attend staff meetings, pre and in-service training, and required annual trainings including:
1. Infant/Toddler development
2. Safety Issues (i.e. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), etc.).
3. Methods for communicating effectively with Infants and Toddlers, their parents and other staff members.
4. State of Maine Early Childhood Learning Guidelines and Supporting Maine’s Infants/Toddlers: Guidelines
for Learning and Development
Work with consultants/therapists as necessary.
Must possess or apply for an Education Technician Certification or if eligible a 282 from the Maine
Department of Education within 30 days of employment.
Join the Maine Roads to Quality Registry.
Engage in ongoing staff development to support continued growth in personal and professional skills.
Perform all other related tasks as necessary and appropriate.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of adult learning principals and family dynamics.
Knowledge of community resources and the ability to link families with appropriate agencies/services.
Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to motivate people.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work collaboratively with parents.
Must possess a sincere interest in commitment and ability to the provision of quality programs for children and
Ability to implement strength-based case management.
Ability to partner with families to provide child development services in a home-based model.
Minimum Requirements: This individual must have a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA in Infant/Toddler,
Preschool or Home Visitor). Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree is preferred in Early Childhood Education, Child Development
or Human, Family or Social Services with coursework in early childhood development. The desired candidate will possess
experience working with children (birth-5), and knowledge in early childhood mental health theories and practices. Must
be able to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the families and must have access to an adequately insured
vehicle, if conducting agency business.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee
is regularly required to drive a car, stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to
finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally
required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
FLSA Status:
Job Performance and Assessment:
My signature below acknowledges that I have read, received a copy of the position description and understand the
responsibilities for the Home Visitor position and understand that performance will be assessed by the Home Based
Supervisor within six (6) months and thereafter, at a minimum on an annual basis.
Signature: _______________________________________ Date: _____________________
Home Visitor Position Description: 6.1.14
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