Early Head Start Home Based Case Manager
OVERALL PURPOSE: This position is responsible for providing weekly home visits to parents of infants and
toddlers and facilitating socializations twice a month for children and families.
- Implement curriculum to develop lesson plans to meet the needs of the child and family
- Conduct weekly 90-minute home visits with parents of infants and toddlers
- Schedule a minimum of 46 visits with each enrollee annually while following the agency attendance
policy and Head Start Performance Standards
- Carry out curriculum in the context of the home and during group socialization experiences
- Provide education and support services to families
- Conduct screening and on-going assessment of infant and toddler development
- Make referrals as necessary to assist families
- Meet with pregnant women monthly or as necessary
- Maintain a flexible work schedule, within reason and according to agency policy, to accommodate the
needs of the family
2. Incorporate all components of Early Head Start through home visits and socialization.
- Collaborate with families to establish family development goals
- Document this collaborative process in family partnerships agreements or Family Advancement Plans
- Promote parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance and the overall EHS
- Monitor and educate parents with respect to pre-natal and children’s health status including medical
follow-up, physical health, dental health, mental health, and nutrition
- Provide management, crisis intervention and resource referral
- Act as liaison and advocate between community resources and EHS families
- Transport family when appropriate to and from community resources or other activities
3. Support socialization days/play groups
- Encourage parent and child(ren) participation
- Provide assistance on socialization days as needed
- Provide information to playgroup facilitator to support family needs and goals
4. Complete all necessary paperwork.
- Plan weekly home visits with family
- Complete documentation of home visits and socialization experiences
- Document all completed home visits
- Document all canceled/ rescheduled home visits monthly
- Complete required reports including time sheets or mileage forms and submit each by deadlines set
5. Attend meetings and trainings to further professional development.
- Attend all required meetings and trainings
- Develop an Individualized Professional Development Plan
- Track progress using a Professional Development Record
6. Recruit families.
- Maintain enrollment requirements of 11 slots
- Recruit new EHS families who reside in Somerset County
- Coordinate and participate in community activities and events on behalf of EHS as requested
- Work cooperatively with other staff members to promote Early Childhood Education
OTHER DUTIES and REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:
- Must maintain confidentiality of participants
- Must understand this position is a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect
- Must maintain a Valid PA Driver License
- Must have reliable transportation
- Must be able to lift 40 pounds
- Must pass initial and periodic physical exam
- Perform other related duties as requested
Supervision is received from the Early Head Start Supervisor
- Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies or Early Childhood Education preferred
- Associate Degree in a related field required
EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING
- Five years’ experience working with young children preferred
- Infant /Toddler CDA
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
- Current active driver license
- Child Abuse and Criminal Clearances
- Ability to problem solve, handle crises and work with families and children of various cultures.
- Approach to working with families that is empathic, nonjudgmental, respectful, and professional.
- Willingness to work primarily in the homes of families in high-risk communities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.