Home Visitor, Early Head Start
Company: Community Action Organization
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Early Head Start Home Visitor
April 8, 2021
Program Area Supervisor
May 2, 2021
Regular Full-Time (RFT)
Work Hours Per Week:
Number of Positions:
Under Oregon statute, after July 1, 1996, an offer of employment
for this position is contingent upon the results of criminal
offender information record check, and possibly fingerprinting,
conducted on applicants for employment in early childhood services
agencies. Applicants who have been convicted of certain offenses or
who refuse to consent to such background checks will not be hired
for this position. The statements herein are intended to describe
the general nature and level of work being performed by the
employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as
an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of a person in this position. Continuation of all
positions is contingent upon future funding.
Special Note on Central Background Registry Requirement:
In order to be offered any position within our Head Start program,
you must be currently enrolled in Oregon's Central Background
Registry. If you are not currently enrolled, you may still be
considered for this position, but no offer of employment may be
extended to you until this requirement has been completed. For
information on how to enroll in Oregon's Central Background
Registry, please visit or call the Office of Child Care at 1..
* Note on Hiring Range:
For applicants with extensive qualifications and/or years of
experience, the new hire maximum rate may be exceeded with the
approval of the Director of Human Resources and the Executive
Director. If approval is granted, it will be based upon careful
review of the applicant's qualifications, experience, internal
equity and budgetary considerations. The final rate approved will
typically never be at a rate equal to or above the established
market rate for the position.
In support of the Agency's mission, the Early Head Start (EHS) Home
Visitor offers support, guidance, information, and child
development services directly to families in their homes. The EHS
Home Visitor uses the home environment to help parents create rich
learning opportunities that build on everyday routines to support
their child's development. The EHS Home Visitor provides support to
families whose life circumstances might prevent them from
participating in more structured settings, such as those who suffer
severe stressors like maternal depression or substance abuse. The
EHS Home Visitor provides weekly support to approximately 12
families. This position provides a major link between the Early
Head Start program, the community, and the families it serves.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
* Plan and develop an individualized program for each family in
collaboration with the parents, including establishing a caring
professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect
with the parents.
* Co-plan home visits in collaboration with the parents based on
ongoing observations, screenings, assessments, and parent/child
interests and needs.
* Plan and prepare written and developmentally appropriate home
visit lesson plans and home visit materials to support the family's
needs and educational goals.
* Work with the parents to strengthen the family's knowledge of
child development, including assisting parents to understand how
children grow and learn, and planning and conducting child
education activities with the parents that meet the child's
intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs.
* Assist parents in strengthening the family's knowledge of health
and nutrition, including integrating health and nutrition education
into the program, coordinating with other staff and parents
regarding health screenings for family members, and providing
information and referrals if necessary.
* Assist parents to strengthen their knowledge of community
resources and support parents in problem-solving.
* Conduct weekly home visits, lasting 90 minutes, with the parents
of each enrolled child.
* Develop a system to collect, record, and analyze child
observations and input data into My Teaching Strategies.
* Share assessment data with parents using the My Teaching
Strategies Family Conference form.
* Conduct developmental screenings and assessments on time to meet
45 and 90 day requirements and as needed for follow up, regular
screenings, and well child visits. Input data into Child Plus.
* Provide families with timely information and referrals to
community services as needed, including medical and mental health
providers and the inter-agency network of complimentary
* Assist families with the disability services referral process as
necessary and attend the IFSP meetings to support the families and
assist in development and achievement of IFSP goals.
* Conduct twice monthly classroom socializations lasting 2
* Plan and prepare written and developmentally appropriate lesson
plans, with parent input, for socializations that include
curricular activities for the children as well as opportunities
that support each family's parenting.
* Work with parents to establish and maintain regular attendance
for their child during socializations.
* Schedule interpretation services as needed for families during
home visits and socializations.
* Conduct and encourage ongoing parenting education activities
including monthly parent meetings, parent participation in Policy
Council, and other special gatherings.
* Submit and maintain records including accurate and complete
information about screenings, assessments, referrals, home
visitation activities and socializations according to Agency
confidentiality policies and procedures.
* Attend regularly scheduled planning and team meetings.
* Develop and maintain a respectful relationship with team members,
assisting in fostering a collaborative team and environment that
values trust and diversity.
* Develop and maintain respectful and collaborative relationships
with Community Action staff and outside agency members such as
interpreters and EI teachers/staff.
* Responsible for understanding and implementing the appropriate
Policies and Procedures and Performance Standards as prescribed by
the Community Action Early Head Start Program.
* Strictly adhere to all safety policies and procedures at all
times and respond/correct any at-risk safety issues
* Strictly adhere to agency code of ethics and standards of
* Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs including
regular and reliable attendance and adherence to all company
workplace behavior standards.
Marginal Functions and Responsibilities:
* Other marginal functions and responsibilities as assigned.
* Education: Minimum of a Home Visitor Child Development Associate
Credential (CDA) or equivalent coursework as part of an associate's
or bachelor's degree. Applicants with an Infant/Toddler CDA will be
considered and must be willing to obtain a Home Visitor CDA on or
before August 1, 2018. Transcripts, diplomas and/or Child
Development Associate Credential certificates are required to
validate educational requirements. An equivalent combination of
education and experience may be considered.
* Experience: Minimum of one year of relevant experience and
demonstrated knowledge in infant/toddler (ages birth-3 years)
development, education, health, nutrition, and safety as well as
family dynamics and adult learning principles.
* Knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families
with appropriate agencies and services.
* Knowledge of appropriate safety practices.
* Skill in communicating and motivating people.
* Ability to maintain accurate, objective and complete records in a
confidential manner and in accordance with program deadlines.
* Ability to prioritize tasks and excellent time management
* Ability to work independently and creatively to solve
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with
* Intermediate computer literacy and familiarity with applications
such as databases and spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail and
* Must be able to successfully pass applicable background and
Oregon Central Background Registry checks prior to new hire
processing and beginning actual employment.
* Completion of appropriate Fit for Duty and TB Testing according
to Head Start regulations prior to date of hire.
* Bachelor's or advance degree in social science, early childhood
development or related social services degree with experience
working with infants and toddlers, and families. Transcripts,
diplomas and/or Oregon Registry Step Certificates are required to
validate educational requirements.
* Experience and knowledge of Washington County Social Services
and/or experience helping people identify resources, strategies and
* Prior Head Start or Early Head Start program experience.
* Bilingual Spanish/English, written and verbal.
Required Licensing or Other Special Certifications:
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