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Head Start Home Visitor

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

***$500 Sign-on Bonus***

CAPSC offers a number of benefits including:

  • 403(b)
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Earned time-off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays a year

General Description

Responsible for providing quality home-based programming to preschool children and their families, with a focus on partnering with the family in providing their child developmentally appropriate learning activities, primarily using the home environment, to promote school readiness. Also provides supportive social services to families by helping them identify their family’s strengths and set goals for their family to work toward achieving. Provides resource and referral information to assist the family in achieving their goals.


Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a related field. Experience working with young children and families preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with families and children on a scheduled one-to-one weekly basis in their homes for a minimum of 90 minutes.
  • Ensure active supervision of children, following active supervision procedures on home visits and at socialization events
  • Maintains confidentiality of family records and information
  • Maintains up-to-date accurate written records through Child Plus and files.
  • Encourages and promotes the family’s achievement of self-sufficiency.
  • Participates in all appropriate trainings and meetings.
  • Attends monthly parent meetings.
  • Encourages parents to attend parent meetings and transports them when necessary.
  • Integrates all Head Start content areas during home visits.
  • Maintains and periodically updates Family Profiles with each family throughout the program year.
  • Helps in assessing families’ needs in areas of health and safety, nutrition, education and mental health and makes referrals as necessary.
  • Maintains up-to-date accurate written records through Child Plus and files.
  • Maintains flexibility regarding: caseload, geographic area to be covered, facilities used, scheduling, etc.
  • Participates in recruitment as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with other agencies, schools and resources in the community.
  • Plans and implements socialization opportunities for the children and families in their caseload on a regular basis (minimum of sixteen times per year).
  • Maintains a positive and productive attitude regarding the Head Start Program and the Agency when interacting both within Head Start and with the greater community.
  • Demonstrates through positive words and actions respect for and acceptance of income eligible families.


  • Educates parents about their child’s development and assists them in planning and implementing learning activities, using household resources, to enhance their child’s preschool skill development, in preparation for school readiness.
  • Organizes and facilitates group socializations twice per month, which are focused on both the children and their parents.


  • Assists families when necessary in the arrangement of and transportation to medical and dental appointments as required by Head Start, including designated follow-ups.
  • Must plan nutrition activity during a home visit at least once each month.

Social Services

  • Makes referrals and transports families when necessary to community services offices such as family planning, food stamps, employment, health services, vocational training, psychological services, etc.
  • Assists parents in fully utilizing all available community resources.
  • Acts as a liaison and advocate between community resources and Head Start families, when necessary.

Parent Involvement

  • Encourages parent participation in parent committee meetings, schedules special events.
  • Encourages families to keep an on-going file of weekly home visit plans.
  • Assists parents in the role as their child’s first and most important teacher through modeling, providing child development information, resource ideas, etc.
  • Helps parents assess their child’s development and then plan activities to enhance growth and development.
  • Assists Family Advocate in planning and facilitating parent committee meetings.

General Expectations

  • Respects confidentiality of information about agency staff, personnel issues, and other program operations.
  • Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Plan, assign, coordinate, organize and prioritize work.
  • Models direct, positive, honest, and respectful behavior in every aspect of work with children, families, staff and community members.
  • Energetically engages people, issues and work.
  • Applies the highest ethical standards to themselves and others on a daily basis.
  • Supports other in their efforts to be productive and effective and succeed in work and life.
  • Actively participates in teambuilding, which includes sharing ideas and mutual support of team members.
  • Consistently uses interpersonal skills that are appropriate for individual styles, personalities, cultures, the nature of the work, and the environment in which the work is being done.
  • Practices honest, respectful and direct communication as well as active listening.

Employment Screening

Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening.

Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following:

Head Start and Child Care Licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination must be obtained upon hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. Driver’s license information will also be submitted to the agency’s automobile insurance carrier.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to

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Date Added: September 1, 2021

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