Head Start is a federally-funded, national child and family development program which provides comprehensive services for pregnant women, children from birth to age five, and their families. Services for children promote school readiness, and include early education, health, nutrition, mental health, and services for children with special needs. Services for parents promote family engagement, and include parent leadership and social service supports.
As a Head Start Home Visitor, you will provide services in home-based settings to program participants to provide or support the care of preschool-aged children so as to enhance their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, support parents in the care and nurturing of their children, and help parents move toward self-sufficiency and independent living. Motivated Home Visitors improve the trajectory of children’s lives, including children’s learning outcomes, living standards, and later academic and professional success. If you want to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families, consider joining the Head Start community. Please view our job description: Home Visitor
40 hours/week, approximately 42 weeks/year (summer layoff). Starting wage upon completion of a 60-working day period: $20.41-$25.19/hr.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related education field, social work, human services, family services, or counseling; Home-Based CDA Credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree; Demonstrated competency to plan and implement home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress and build respectful, culturally responsive, and trusting relationships with families; a commitment to social justice and to working with families with limited financial resources; effective verbal and written communication (bilingual abilities a plus!), documentation, and record-keeping skills; valid driver’s license, clean driving record and access to reliable transportation; physical ability to carry out required tasks.