Job Title: Home Visitor

Reports to:Designated Administrator
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP SRP

 

FLSA:Non-Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:S03

JOB GOAL

Responsible for assisting with the delivery of a variety of services to children and parents in an effort to promote and support parent engagement, parent understanding of child development, parents as the first educators of their children, parents implementing lesson plans, parents to participate in group meetings, and parent education to support the development of school readiness skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Assist with the delivery of services to children and families in accordance with program requirements, rules, and regulations.
  2. Implement and assist with the recruitment and enrollment process of children and families in order to maintain full program enrollment and ensure that program attendance procedures are followed.
  3. Model and provide experiences to families to support school readiness skills and promote effective strengths-based parent education, including methods to support parents as first teachers for their children.
  4. Prepare developmentally appropriate lesson plans, and demonstrate lessons with families for weekly home visits that promote parents’ abilities to support a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
  5. Participate in planning and implementation of program activities and functions.
  6. Participate in case management and the intervention, referral, and evaluation process.
  7. Deliver and role model the curriculum as required by the program with parents, and provide parents with updated materials and information regarding parent meetings or community events.
  8. Hold regular meetings to provide an opportunity for parents to meet each other, share and learn from each other's experiences, and receive additional support.
  9. Continue professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, training, and/or course work.
  10. Maintain and submit complete and accurate records as required by program guidelines, district policy, and administrative regulations while maintaining confidentiality,
  11. Adjust work hours as necessary to meet family and program needs, and alert management of any changes.
  12. Maintain individual records on children, including screenings, assessments, referrals, progress reports, documentation of home visitation activities, etc.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to plan and implement home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with preschool children and families
  • Ability to travel to a variety of locations and work a fluctuating schedule to meet program requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records
  • Ability to function as an effective team member with co-workers and the community to build productive, collaborative relationships and to achieve program goals and objectives
  • Ability to effectively use technology in daily work
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • This position is subject to an initial health examination

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or Child Development Associate Equivalent (CDAE) Credential OR agreement to earn a CDA or CDAE Credential within eighteen months (18) of employment; must maintain credential condition of continued employment OR equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Florida driver license and record of safe driving. Must provide own transportation.
  • Satisfactory completion of First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course OR agreement to meet this requirement within one (1) year of employment; must maintain these certifications as a condition of continued employment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • College coursework or training in Early Childhood, Social Work or related field
  • Previous training and/or experience working with infants, toddlers, and/or prekindergarten children
  • Bilingual
  • Experience working with families in poverty
  • Experience working in schools and with social services agencies
  • Experience facilitating meetings with parents and other community members
  • Current and former parents or guardians of children served by the program will receive preference for employment in vacancies for which they apply.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Other: The worker is required to work in families’ homes on a daily basis, which may subject them to lack of air conditioning and other family environmental conditions that may affect existing health conditions.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.  Automobile.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Home Visitor;   EST: July 3, 2018;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: July 3, 2018