Supervisor: Site Supervisor; Family and Child Development Manager
The Early Head Start (EHS) Home Visitor is responsible for providing home visits and group socialization activities that promote secure parent-child relationships and help parents provide high-quality early learning experiences in language, literacy, mathematics, social and emotional functioning, approaches to learning, science, physical skills, and creative arts. The EHS Home Visitor is responsible for organizing and implementing the curriculum that will result in children achieving academic success in accordance with HSPPS section 1302.35 and Ohio Early Learning Content Standards.
Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
1. Adheres to and follows:
All state child care licensing requirements including reporting child abuse, and following child health and safety procedures.
All CAA of CC, Inc. & Head Start Program’s Policies & Procedures.
Head Start Code of Conduct.
2. Home visiting expectations (1302.35):
Maintains individual plans for all home visits that align with the Partners for a Healthy Baby curriculum.
Plan home visits, jointly with families that reflect the critical role of parents in the early learning and development of their children.
1) Provide 1 home visit per week per family that lasts at least 1 hour ½, with a minimum of 46 visits per year.
2) All home visits will emphasize nurturing and responsive practices that promote high-quality child-focused early learning experiences.
3) Plan strategies that promote the home as a learning environment that is safe and nurturing.
4) Plan activities that promote parent’s ability to support the child’s cognitive, social, emotional, language, literacy, and physical development.
Collaborate with families in a family partnership process that identifies needs, interests, strengths, goals, services and resources that support the families.
Provide, at a minimum, 22 group socialization activities over the course of the program year.
1) Provide age appropriate activities for children that are intentionally aligned to the School Readiness Goals.
2) Promote parent understanding of child development.
3) Ensure the areas for learning, playing, sleeping, toileting, preparing food, and eating in facilities used for group socializations meet all head Start safety standards.
In collaboration with families, follow transition procedures.
Complete ongoing observations of each child to be used in completing the LAP: B-K assessment.
CAA Job Description Revised August 2020
1) Share data from the LAP-BK assessment after each pull-down date. Dates for the
assessment can be found on the staff calendar.
2) Use the LAP: B-K data to guide lesson plans with individual children.
Complete all enrollment paperwork for new children entering the program.
3. Developmental and Behavioral Screening Requirements (1302.33):
1) A BRIGANCE screening must be completed on each child enrolled in the program within
the first 30 calendar days of attendance.
2) A DECA must be completed on each child enrolled in the program within the first 45
calendar days of attendance.
4. Supporting Families in Their Child’s Education:
Support the role of families as the first and primary teachers of their children.
Follow all transition procedures for children entering and exiting the program at least six months
prior to the child’s third birthday.
Assists with the recruitment and enrollment process for new children.
Ability to handle situations in a non-threatening and professional manner.
Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with families.
5. Maintains professionalism at all times.
Adheres to the agency dress code daily.
Represents the agency in a positive manner.
Maintains a positive attitude about their work and others during the work day.
Assumes responsibility for meeting his/her individual professional development goals.
1. Minimum of CDA credential or comparable credential, associate degree in human development, family
studies, or related field or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
2. Good written and oral communication skills.
3. Outstanding organization and problem solving skills.
4. Strong Computer skills.
5. Valid driver’s license/reliable transportation/automobile insurance coverage, and driving from site to site or
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; run; reach
with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
2. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
1. Work directly/indirectly with children including the various noises and behaviors associated with children
from birth to 5 years old.
2. Ability to work in a fast-paced and often high-stress environment making quick, sound decisions while
maintaining calm in potential emergency situations.
3. Working with children, staff, and families who at times will require patience and support.
4. Exposure to cleaning supplies utilized in the site.
Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
1. Pass all background checks to acquire an ODJFS Background Clearance for childcare.
2. Physical exam and drug testing (updated when requested by CAA of CC. Inc.).
3. Training in First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse, and Communicable Disease provided by program.
4. Continuing Education credits or units.
5. Initial 90 day job evaluation followed by annual job evaluations.