Busy, hardworking, challenging & rewarding environment
Home Based Visitor/Lead for Head Start grantee (Former Employee) – Monmouth & Middlesex counties – September 4, 2012
As Home based Visisor I was responsible for minimunm of 12 families living accross two counties....for a long time I juggled 16 families. These families were low income families with varying needs, with children ranging from infants to 5 yrs; some of these childen had special needs, i.e. behavioral, physical, or cognitive. My role was to educate parents (whose children were not enrolled in pre-school)how to provide education, health & social emotional skills to their children to ensure they were prepared for Kindergarten in the same way that their middle income peers were. I would educate the parents & children in various domains such as math, english,cognitive, social-emotional and problem solving.
As Home Based Cordinatr, I had to manage a team of 5-7 people, covering a total of 63 Home Based families. Head Start Performance standards needed to be adhered so in order to be compliant with our federal grant.
medical benefits, 401k, assistance with further learning, good supprt network
wide geographical area, many families to juggle with, short staffed