Healthy Parents & Babies Bi-Lingual Home Visitor

Position Type: 
Family Child Care Provider
Organization Name: 
The Ounce of Prevention
Job Location: 
City of Chicago downtown
Contact Information: 


Type 04 Certification required: 

 DIVISION: Grantee Support Services

LOCATION: Hayes Center

EXCEMPTION STATUS: Full Time, Exempt-Salaried

The Ounce of Prevention Fund gives children in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest quality care and education from birth to age five. The Ounce reaches thousands of infants, toddlers and preschoolers through our programs, training, evaluation and advocacy efforts each year.


Position Summary:

The Healthy Parents & Babies (HP&B) Bi-Lingual Home Visitor develops and maintains supportive strength based culturally sensitive relationships infants and their families. The HP&B Home Visitor is responsible for ensuring that EHS participants receive comprehensive home visiting to ensure the optimal development of mothers and their new born babies helping them to establish healthy parent-child relationships. The HP&B Home Visitor ensures compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards for EHS Home-Based Services. A caseload for home visiting children 0-3 and their parents will be assigned according to program need with a maximum number of 12 home visiting families.

Reporting Relationships:

The Healthy Parents & Babies Bi-Lingual Home Visitor reports to the Lead Home Visitor.

Major Responsibilities and Key Tasks:

Program Implementation Maintains an assigned caseload of 0-3 year old children and parents. Provides weekly 90 minute home visits to parents and children using Parents As Teachers. Works jointly with parents to develop and implement weekly home visit plans based on each child's assessment and identified family needs. Maintains and preserves confidential client files. Observes, assesses and documents each child's health, skills, behavior, growth and development. Provides children and parents with group socialization experiences.

Serves as an advocate for Head Start families and as a liaison between families, the program, and the large community. Integrates other components, (i.e. health, nutrition, mental health, parent involvement and special) needs into home visit. Assists in identifying children with special needs and makes the necessary referrals. Encourages participation in the Head Start Parent Committee meetings as well as parent group and socialization meetings, and other events or trainings. Assists families in developing/updating a Family Partnership Agreement and creating a plan for the accomplishment of the goals targeting community service organizations. Assist with community outreach efforts targeting local hospitals, clinics and community service organizations. Participate in conferences, workshops, IBTI training and other trainings as required by the program. Assist program mothers in transitioning into EHS child care programs or other infant child care programs. Participates in regular reflective supervision and staff meetings as required by the program. Maintain and document all services in the family files and ensures up to date program files for each family in the caseload. Enter participant information and other required program information into the MIS system in a timely manner.

Educational Requirements:

Associates Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field required. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field preferred.

Required Work Experience and Skills/Abilities:

At least 3 years experience working in early childhood/family support, or home visiting programs required. Must be fluent in Spanish and able to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to establish supportive, meaningful relationships with pregnant women, families and their infants. Knowledge of principles and practices of infant and child development and family practice. Ability to use reflective supervision. Ability to work within a team. Knowledge of community resources and the capacity to develop community cooperation to ensure that pregnant women receive comprehensive services.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic Knowledge of the computer.
  • Ability to use cell phones and other technology.
  • Knowledgeable about Head Start and Early Head Start guidelines.
  • Ability to travel to homes throughout the program's target communities, make home visits and climb stairs.