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Home Visitor

Posted: 11/02/2023


Responsible for the delivery of comprehensive home-based services to children and families. Will establish positive, supportive and reciprocal relationships with families and children to promote children’s progress as described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.

Wage: $16.25. - $19.50/hr.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Benefits: Vacation, Sick, PTO, Employer paid health benefits, 8% non-matching retirement, 14 company paid holidays, Basic $30,000 Life Insurance Policy, and Long Term Disability (LTD).

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  • Coordinate bi-monthly socializations that include experiences and opportunities for parents that allow infants and toddlers to maximize their growth and development across all domains.

  • Coordinate experiences and opportunities during planned weekly home visits (90 minutes each) with the parent that allow infants and toddlers to maximize their growth and development across all domains by implementing an individualized plan based on both formal and informal assessments.

  • Assist families in understanding child development and identification of developmentally appropriate expectations.

  • Schedule, support, and follow through with developmental screenings of infants and toddlers in collaboration with their family.

  • Support and encourage parent-child bonding, attachment, and parent’s development of relationship-based, responsive caregiving.

  • Promote the primary goal of supporting child/parent interactions and relationships during socializations. Encourage families to network and socialize.

  • Support families in providing an appropriate environment and activities which support their child’s education, intellectual, social-emotional, motor, and language abilities.

  • Provide parents with guidance on home safety, nutrition, effective discipline, constructive play activities, and other related topics.

  • Encourage parent involvement and parent participation according to program guidelines.

  • Maintain confidentiality and accurate records on each child’s progress, all aspects of client, staff, and agency information.

  • Develop and implement a weekly lesson plan and provide an organized program according to the identified curriculum.

  • Maintain child records and inventory of equipment and materials.

  • Develop an ongoing weekly individualization plan for each child based on needs and strengths identified through screening, assessment, and input from specialists and parents.

  • Maintain updated observations and anecdotal notes to document each child’s progress in identified assessment system.

  • Complete and submit all attendance, lesson plans, assessments, reports and other data required in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Communicate regularly with Learning and Development Manager (LDM) regarding any changes in home visit activities, child’s status, work schedule, supply and equipment needs or other issues or concerns.

  • Work with other staff and team members to refer children and families for additional services.

  • Serve as a liaison for and provide support to program staff in communication with parents and implementation of parent related functions.

  • Assist in and provide for the seamless transition of children entering and/or exiting the Home Base program.

  • Maintain effective working interaction with peers, subordinates and outside contacts that will enhance the operation of the HS/EHS program.

  • Act as an advocate and role model for HS/EHS families. Recruit children for the program.

  • Attend and actively participate in training programs, staff meetings, and other meeting/trainings.

  • Participate in community activities that enhance Head Start programs as directed.

  • Participate in ongoing monitoring, Community Assessment and Self-Assessment and performs reasonable related functions.

  • Participate in regular safety, storm and fire drills.

  • Use and follow the policies/procedures of Head Start, federal, state and local regulations/laws, and federal regulations/laws including the Head Start Performance Standards, applicable transmittal notices, and other administrative orders/directions.

  • Use and follow the policies/procedures of Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., including but not limited to Personnel Policies, Occupational Health and Safety policies, payroll policies/practices, etc.


Perform any additional duties as directed or assigned by supervisor, management staff, program director or Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. management staff. This description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the position.


Education: A minimum of a valid FCCPC or National CDA, which must be maintained throughout employment. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Services or Social Work preferred. Must complete all required trainings as mandated by the current versions of the Department of Children and Families Child Care Facility Handbook, the Office of Early Learning School Readiness Program Health and Safety Standards Handbook and other training standards adopted by the Office of Early Learning, and the Office of Head Start Program Performance Standards. Must obtain/maintain CPR/First Aid certification. Must have reliable transportation to complete home visits.

Experience: Early Childhood experience preferred; Proficient in English and Spanish preferred.

Licenses & Certifications: Valid Florida driver’s license and be insurable by Company’s current carrier. Subject to Federal, State and Local legal requirements/background checks/clearance for working with children.


Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting, standing for long periods of time, use of fingers, arms, hands and legs and voice/talking are constant. Good eyesight (correctable) and hearing (correctable) are essential. Squatting, walking, handling, grasping, stretching/reaching, bending at the waist, driving and light lifting and/or carrying (up to 15 lbs.) are frequent. Pushing, pulling, kneeling, balancing, turning, feeling, medium lifting and/or carrying (up to 50 lbs.) are occasional.

Equipment: Computer, facsimile, copy machine, calculator, switchboard, multi-line phone and other small office and instructional equipment, playground equipment and vehicle.

Skills & Expertise: Ability to work with limited direction. Knowledge of organizational methods. Skills in completing work with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to make sound decisions in a crisis situation. Skill in developing policies, procedures and/or systems for implementing programmatic functions. Ability to evaluate programs and situations and make decisions for improvement. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with people, including staff, parents, children and community members. Knowledge of effective supervisory skills and methods. Ability to analyze and interpret data. Ability to use and operate a computer. Skills in public speaking and public relations. Ability to work with children with special needs. Knowledge of disability and mental health issues and practices. Ability to maintain staff, child and parent confidentiality.


Job Location: The primary location are the homes of the Early Head Start families which will be of various cultures, ethnicities and socio-economic status. A designated office location will be available as needed.

Work Environment: While performing the responsibilities of the position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the employee will encounter. Office environment and working alone and with others frequently. Working with office equipment is frequent. Occasionally outdoors and operates a vehicle.

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