Lead Home Visitor
TITLE: Lead Home Visitor
HOURS: Determined by Program
The Lead Home Visitor is responsible for the supervision of the Head Start Home Visitors located in a geographically-defined clusters. He/She will oversee the smooth operation of the cluster, act as a liaison between the main office service area Coordinators/Managers and the cluster, maintain supply inventories, and conduct performance evaluations.
A. Essential Functions
Adhere to and be able to articulate Program philosophy, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Service Area Plans, personnel and administrative policies, Agency Mission Statement, Blood Borne Pathogens Policy, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) Policy, and Data Privacy Policy; and utilize when performing responsibilities.
Ability to articulate and carry out appropriate emergency procedures.
Support the mission of the Agency, and ensure that subordinate staff do as well.
Attend staff meetings, and participate in training programs offered by the Agency.
Attend Program administrative staff meetings, and act as a liaison between the office personnel and cluster personnel.
Participate in developing appropriate in-service, child development, and pre-service training sessions.
Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in performing responsibilities.
Actively participate in Program recruitment activities.
Be an active team member with co-workers and partners, if applicable, in accomplishing Program goals, objectives, and assignments.
Attend interagency meetings specific to individual families when necessary.
Maintain all applicable required records and submit all applicable reports, data entry, and paperwork in a timely manner as required by supervisor.
Demonstrate appropriate adult/child interaction consistent with established Early Childhood Best Practices.
Act as lead resource for Home Visitors and other staff as assigned.
Ensure that effective communication occurs among Home Visitors, Professional Development Specialists, Coordinators, and administrative staff.
Ensure staff follow guidance/strategies in all Service Areas.
Ensure that all Program Service Areas are integrated into plans.
Ensure that each enrolled 3-5 family of subordinate staff is offered thirty-two (32) 1.5 hour Home Visits and each enrolled 0-3 family is offered (46) 1.5 hour Home Visits; and is offered Socialization experiences as scheduled by the Program.
Conduct Home Visit and Socialization observations.
Provide each staff person under his/her guidance with performance appraisals, and guidance as needed throughout the Program Year.
Complete a Professional Development Plan and review with supervisor regularly.
Conduct performance evaluations with subordinate staff.
Plan and conduct staff meetings.
Ensure that the weekly office day operates efficiently including site management of conducting drills and maintaining Health and Safety of the office.
Maintain supply inventories; make recommendations for purchases based upon needs and Head Start Performance Standards.
Review Family Goals for completeness, implementation, and follow-up documentation for each family assigned to his/her subordinate staff.
Provide assistance to Home Visitors in developing children’s goals as necessary.
Review, interpret, and analyze Home Visit and Socialization plans written by Home Visitors.
Monitor Home Visitors’ adherence to Program and Performance Standards.
Monitor completion of all applicable required records, reports, data entry and paperwork submitted by Home Visitors.
Conduct any Federal or State required assessments as assigned.
Ensure all enrolled families receive Head Start services during a Home Visitor’s long-term absence, and that there is coverage for all Home Visitor duties.
Carry out all the duties of Home Visitor for a caseload of up to four families, depending on workload, when necessary for full enrollment.
Provide assistance in the operation of Head Start Socializations as necessary.
Ensure that each child assigned to subordinate staff receives a nutritional, developmental, Hearing and Vision and behavioral screening within forty-five (45) days of enrollment.
Assist Special Services Coordinator in ensuring developmentally appropriate educational activities are provided to children with disabilities based on Individual Education/Individual Family Service Plan (IEP/IFSP) goals.
Conduct health and safety checklist on an annual basis.
B. Secondary Functions
Perform other secondary duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator, Manager of Early Childhood Development and/or Early Childhood and Family Development Department Director.

Requires a High School Diploma or equivalency.
Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten Licensure, or Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.
Must be willing and able to enroll in a certificate or degree program if not possessed and if the position requires.
Must have experience in working with children ages 0-5.
Must have ability to communicate verbally with adults as well as children and in writing to various reading levels.
Must have willingness to work with parents and children in the home environment.
Must have supervisory, administrative, and communication skills in order to supervise staff.
Must be physically able to relate to and manage children on an individual and group basis.
Must have the ability to be flexible.
Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, including occasional travel out of the service area for meetings, workshops, conferences, overnights, etc.
Is subject to a Criminal Background Check, the results of which are acceptable to the Agency.

Requires occasional light lifting up to fifty (50) pounds; display sound lifting and safety habits.
Requires extensive automobile travel; must be physically able to sustain such travel.
The Lead Home Visitor is directly responsible to the Education Coordinator, who is responsible to the Manager of Early Childhood Development, who is responsible to the Early Childhood and Family Development Department Director and/or his/her designee. The Agency Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the overall conduct of the Agency’s programs.

Performance Evaluations are conducted after a six-month provisional period, and Performance Evaluations are done at least annually thereafter.
Appraisals are based on observation of the Lead Home Visitor by the Education Coordinator, analysis of the effectiveness of the Program, and through an appraisal conference.
Performance Evaluations will utilize the Agency’s and Program’s forms.
Factors to be considered during the appraisal are:
How well does he/she follow written and verbal instructions?
How well does he/she relate the concepts and principles of the Agency and Head Start Program to enrolled families and staff?
How well are plans prepared and carried out by those individuals under his/her supervision?
Is he/she able to effectively supervise the Home Visitors?
Does the cluster operate smoothly under his/her direction?
Are all the required Home Visits being made to enrolled families?
Are children with disabilities receiving effective services from Head Start?
How well does he/she communicate/work with other team members?
Additional Information
Lakes and Pines CAC reserves the right to revise this job description and change job duties and responsibilities as Agency and program(s) needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment; and provides a general overview of expectations of the position holder.
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Contractor
In accordance with federal and state laws, Lakes and Pines CAC is an equal opportunity employer, contractor and provider of services. The Agency will maintain a policy of non– discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment within the Agency will be governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, public assistance status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity,status as a parent, familial status, or in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

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