Home Based Head Start Home Visitor

Essential Functions:

1. Plans, structures, and implements educational activities for assigned Home Based Head Start families.

2. Integrates all Head Start components into service delivery.

3. Works with families on a one-to-one basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develops educational plans and activities to meet each individual family’s needs. Works with each family to develop weekly activity plans.
  2. Assists parents in developing ways of using their home in educational activities with their children.
  3. Works with families on a scheduled one-on-one weekly basis in their homes for at least 90 minutes, and during two monthly group socialization activities with all the families assigned.
    1. Plans and delivers classroom activities, integrating all components of a pre-school classroom experience, and a monthly field trip for all enrolled children and parents
    2. Assists families in identifying and accessing resources, fully utilizing available community resources, and making referrals, documenting service and following up as needed.
    3. Maintains and updates Family Profiles with each family throughout the year, maintaining confidentiality of family records and information. Keeps a record of anecdotal observations on each assigned child.
    4. Assists parents in developing self esteem, helping them to become the primary family educators and their children’s first teachers. Reinforces this concept with practical suggestions for its development.
    5. Plans and conducts one nutrition activity and one science experience at least once a month during a home visit.
    6. Conducts health checks during each home visit, documenting findings and following-up as needed.
    7. Encourages parents to become involved in the Center Parent Committee, providing guidance and leadership in the planning of and participation in the monthly parents’ meetings.
    8. Administers and interprets development assessment tools to assigned children, maintaining detailed, written documentation.
    9. Assists with the recruitment of children for the program.
    10. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds (average child’s weight).
    11. Understands and implements the Developmental Assets model of the SEARCH Institute.
    12. Participates in Center-wide events, programs and celebrations as required.
    13. Participates in supervision meetings and workshops within the Center and outside (if applicable).
    14. Participates in 40 hours of staff development training per year.
    15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Development Associate required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Adult Education,
Psychology or related field preferred.
One (1) year previous direct service experience with low-income
families, good communication skills, ability to adapt to changing situations,
and ability to organize own work required.
Bilingual/bicultural English/Spanish preferred. Valid Driver’s License and use of a
dependable insured car required. Ability to pass a background check and if required the
Illinois Department of Children and
Family Services fingerprint and background check

How to apply

To apply, send resume, cover letter and transcripts by e-mail to:

Jennifer Hill

Human Resources Generalist


Phone: 312-226-0963 x239

Chicago, Illinois
Gads Hill Center
Jennifer Hill
312-226-0963 x239
1919 W. Cullerton St., 2653 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60608, United States