Early Head Start Home Visitor / Visitante a domicilio de Early Head Start

Salary: Salary: $24.75-$29.09. (Plus an extra $1 per hour worked bilingual pay incentive)
Job Type: Full Time
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Publish Date: Posted August 21, 2023
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Salary: $24.75 $29.09. (Plus an extra $1 per hour worked bilingual pay incentive)

The Early Head Start Home Visitor works with pregnant women and families with children up to three years of age to enhance the healthy development of children and families. Home Visitors organize, plan and facilitate weekly home visits with families which integrate all Head Start components (areas of health, early childhood education and development, nutrition, family life skills, safety and mental health). Referring and linking families with other community programs is also an essential component of this position.

The schedule varies based on the needs of families. Weekends and evenings may be required.

El visitante domiciliario de Early Head Start trabaja con mujeres embarazadas y familias con niños de hasta tres años de edad para mejorar el desarrollo saludable de los niños y las familias. Los visitantes domiciliarios organizan, planifican y facilitan visitas domiciliarias semanales con las familias que integran todos los componentes de Head Start (áreas de salud, educación y desarrollo de la primera infancia, nutrición, habilidades para la vida familiar, seguridad y salud mental). Recomendar y vincular familias con otros programas comunitarios también es un componente esencial de este puesto.

El horario varía según las necesidades de las familias. Es posible que se requieran fines de semana y noches. 

ECDHS Vision:
A sense of connectedness and the opportunity to reach one’s full potential is a reality for all.
ECDHS Mission:
Building safe, stable hopeful futures

Essential Functions:

Comprehensive Home-Based Child Services- 55%

  • Provide child-focused home visits to each enrolled child and family to promote the parents’ ability to support the child’s development.
  • Maintain a caseload of 10-12 home based families
  • Plan, organize and conduct weekly 90 minute home visits to children ages 0-3 and their families
  • Continuously implement Parents As Teachers curriculum for child development in the context of the home and during group socialization experiences
  • Conduct strengths-based initial and ongoing child development assessments with families through Teaching Strategies GOLD online program
  • Conduct evidence-based screenings including vision, hearing, and developmental according to program requirements.

Family Partnership Services- 20%

  • Complete the Family Outcomes /Goals Assessment twice a year
  • Develops Family Partnership Agreement with families to establish and develop family and child goals
  • Document and track follow up needs such as Family Partnership Goals, health, dental, nutrition, growth assessments, hearing, and vision concerns to ensure families have access to community resources and services
  • Initiate referrals and connections to community services
  • Work with supervisor to provide crisis intervention and resource referral services
  • As appropriate act as a liaison and advocate between community resources and other activities
  • Outreach, recruit and enroll families and children to meet federal and local guidelines and eligibility requirements

Assure program accountability- 5%

  • Monitor and educate parents with respect to children’s health status, including supporting the Health Coordinator with medical follow-up, physical health, dental health, mental health, and nutritional intake
  • Maintains up to date child files in ChildPlus for all assigned children, provide timely, objective record keeping, and complete reports as required by program or local policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality of family records and information
  • Establish and maintain professional boundaries
  • Review monthly monitoring reports with supervisor and follow up

Parent, Family, and Community Engagement- 15%

  • Promote and support families to be actively engaged in all aspects of the program including group socialization experiences and parent meetings, curriculum planning, parent meetings, program governance, and the overall Early Head Start program
  • Provide families transportation to attend EHS events as needed in the Eagle County van
  • Promote and use a Two-Generation lens in all work and decision-making
  • Model Eagle County values and operating agreement behaviors by leading the team with creativity, respect, engagement, accountability, team excellence and service.

Ongoing Training and Professional Development- 5%

  • Participate fully in supervision and training experiences
    Complete 15 hours of annual training, including requirements for Early Head Start
  • Maintain expertise in the Early Head Start policies and practices, Head Start
  • Program Performance Standards, Parents as Teachers curriculum, Teaching Strategies GOLD and Child Plus database
  • Abide by the Early Head Start Standards of Conduct
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required to assure program quality, coverage and continuity


  • Minimum two years of experience in working with families, children, educational systems, child development systems, or low-income families or any combination of education and experience that produces the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, and experience
  • A minimum of a CDA credential or relevant coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Human Development or a related field or be willing to obtain one within 18 months of hire.
  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish both written and oral are required.
  • Previous work experience with Early Head Start or Head Start. Previous work experience in an early childhood setting is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license, a satisfactory motor vehicle record and the ability to pass a background investigation. Reliable transportation required.
  • Ability to pass criminal and child abuse background checks is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable of Google Chrome, Microsoft Office, and ability to learn program database.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.
  • Must be skilled in communicating with and motivating people.
  • Must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.
  • Capacity to problem solve, handle crisis, and work with families and children of various cultures from low-income background
  • Willingness to work primarily in the homes of families residing in high risk communities
  • Approach to working with families that is empathetic, nonjudgmental, respectful, strengths-based and professional.

Culture & Benefits

Working in local government is one of the best career paths in the mountains. ‘Your Career will Soar with Eagle County’. Get started with us today!

  • Why is Eagle County recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2022? Culture of flexibility and support for mental health / wellness. Check out more awards here.
  • Purpose! A modern, values-driven workplace with more than 550 employees embracing a welcoming culture, supportive leaders and an organization focused on our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All. 
  • Learning organization focused on professional development opportunities,
  • FREE CMC classes and Tuition reimbursement. 
  • Future focused with our Strategic Plan on improving housing, climate change and more.

As a certified healthy workplace, our culture recognizes the importance of individual needs and enjoying life outside of work. Other perks may include flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time, and daytime fitness classes/bike rides.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The County is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive for a healthy and prosperous community that promotes all people having equitable access and opportunity. This starts with our internal practices and work. All employees of the County have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other County-sponsored and participative events

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  • Comprehensive and low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance (as low as $75/month for employee only)
  • Wellness program where you can earn cash or extra days off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid time off (starting at 12 days) and additional medical leave 
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • 6% (dollar for dollar match) retirement plan
  • Free classes at Colorado Mountain College
  • Eagle County University classes (internal trainings) 
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Bilingual Pay Incentive
  • Free bus pass and more

Eagle County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Working in a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment is essential for our employees to be successful in serving our community. We do not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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