Primary case manager for EHS families enrolled in the home-base option. To provide in-home instruction as well as a group socialization experience to parents and children (infants/toddlers) which will enhance the parents’ ability to fill the role of primary nurturer of their child. Maintain on-going contact with families and work with all other components (health, nutrition, family services, mental health, special services, parent education and resource/referral) to integrate services into the family setting. Must meet requirements per Federal Head Start Performance Standards and any local, state and or agency policies and procedures.
- Conduct weekly 90 minute home visits with each family.
- Create and maintain respectful partnerships with families.
- Drive to family home and deliver health, educational, nutritional and child growth and development information to parents via weekly meetings.
- Coordinate with parents to ensure that prenatal, well-child exams, immunizations, health screenings, and nutrition assessments are complete and necessary follow up occurs.
- Complete family partnership agreements, developmental screenings and all other required assessments with families in a timely manner.
- Assist and support families in locating resources and scheduling appointments with community resources that best meets their needs.
- Provide support in parent and child activities that encourages developmentally appropriate activities for the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
- Provide bi-monthly socializations for infants/toddlers and their primary caregivers.
- Meet the needs of all children including those at risk, those with special needs, those who are gifted, and those who are culturally diverse.
- Integrate all Head Start components into classroom time.
- Develop and utilize lesson plans which reflect both mandated elements and parental and cultural influences, and which promote the social emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Head Start children.
- Individualize one-to-one and group activities to reflect the unique needs and strengths of all children in the classroom.
- Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
- Work with appropriate agencies and other resources to develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP).
- Coordinate special needs staff in the classroom and develop a collaborative approach that benefits all children and meets the needs specified in the IFSP.
Planning, Preparation & Documentation
- Review each child’s goals and write comprehensive individual plans designed to promote current learning and attend to nutritional, health, and social issues.
- Develop and utilize teaching methods and materials for use in the classroom and home.
- Maintain accurate written/electronic records including: health information, assessments, IFSP documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, and other required forms
Parent Meetings & Coordination
- Plan and facilitate group meetings which provide education and information on current Head Start policy and curriculum development.
- Coordinate parent volunteer schedule, assuring adequate involvement and an appropriate adult to child ratio.
- Communicate frequently with other staff and parents; serve as liaison among medical and social services in the community; act as advocate for Head Start families.
Staff Training/Meetings & Misc.
- Meet regularly with consultants and community collaborators to assure quality services.
- Attend meetings, staffing, training, and professional development activities as appropriate.
- Perform other duties as requested.
All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start’s policy on confidentiality.
- Full Year Position
- Supervised by EHS Manager.
Job Description created & PC Approved 2001 edited 06/2009, edited 02/2012, edited 04/19/2014. 07/2017. August 2021
This job description was last updated on 08/11/2021. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.
Because this position requires in-person work and is student and/or visitor facing, complete vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (also known as COVID-19) is required.
Head Start of Lane County is an EEO Employer.
Head Start of Lane County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.