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Early Head Start Home Visitor (two positions)
The Early Head Start Home Visitor provides weekly home visits to Early Head Start families in their homes, identifying strengths and needs of families and children, assisting parents in working with their children on planned activities weekly, and involving them in planned Early Head Start activities. The Home Visitor will use an online curriculum and child assessment system; keeping complete and accurate records on the children.
Education and experience: B
achelor's degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, or a related field; minimum two years' experience working with young children; previous experience providing direct services to low-income families preferred. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, be able to use online data systems and obtain and maintain Parents as Teachers Certification within 12 months of hire.
Duties and responsibilities:
Schedules and conducts weekly home visits with parents and children in their homes lasting a minimum of 90 minutes; must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Plans and develops with parents an individualized program using weekly educational activity plans based on their child's assessment and incorporating identified family's strengths and needs.
• Plans activities and educational opportunities for prenatal women during home visits with the goal of a healthy pregnancy outcome.
• Plans, implements, and evaluates, with parents, group socialization experiences weekly.
• Assists families in the use of learning opportunities for their child within the home and strengthen their knowledge of nutrition
• Coordinates with parents, staff and community resources in the planning and implementation of all required screenings and evaluations of children including health and disabilities.
• Informs parents of the need to schedule and keep appointments for all screenings, evaluations, and follow up services for their children and encourages them to participate fully.
• Encourages parents to participate to the fullest extent possible in all scheduled center-based parent activities including Parent Committee and Policy Council meetings.
• Documents on a timely basis attendance and all services provided to families using the PROMIS data base as well as family contacts, consultations, follow-up, and disability services; maintains up-to-date Child Master Files and PROMIS records on all assigned children.
• Makes referrals, acts as liaison and transports families when necessary to community services offices.
• Continues professional growth and development; participates in program case conferencing meetings and other meetings as assigned
• Reports any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Education Manager and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Must be able to drive 7-passenger van for transportation
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality; must have knowledge and sensitivity to the challenges faced by families living in poverty
• Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines; able to work independently and within a team
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel when necessary.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).
License and certificates:
Must have a valid driver's license and insured vehicle for use on the job or acceptable alternative.
Special Requirement:
Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of 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. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send cover letter and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 2, 2014

Bids & Proposals

 Request for Proposals for Food and Food Service Supplies
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County (CAP) is seeking proposals for Food and Food Service Supplies for 2014-2015. CAP is a private, non-profit organization that provides Head Start and Early Head Start services. We are the designated Federal grantee serving Strafford County, NH. Services will be utilized for a period of one year from the date of award with the option of two 1-year renewals.
This is an open and competitive process. Proposals from agencies must contain the signature of a duly authorized officer or agent of the agency submitting the proposal.
Provisions of this RFQ and the contents of the successful responses are considered available for inclusion in final contractual obligations.
CAP will negotiate contract terms upon selection. All contracts are subject to review by CAP legal counsel, and the bid will be awarded upon signing of an agreement or contract, which outlines terms, scope, budget and other necessary items.
If you have additional questions regarding the requirements, please email questions to Zachary Porter at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All questions must be received by April 25, 2014.
Our open competition policies require prospective vendors to submit all questions in writing. Verbal quotes will not be accepted. Vendors may not contact other CAP / Head Start staff regarding this RFQ. All requested information must be included. Incomplete quote packets will not be considered for contract award.
CAP Strafford County Food and Supply RFQ 2014-15
Vendor Bid Sheet 2014
Proposal must be sealed and received by May 9, 2014.
Please title your sealed quote "Food and Food Service Supplies 2014-2015 RFQ"
Please review the specifications and mail or hand-deliver your proposal to:
Melissa Adams, Child & Family Services Director
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Mailing Address: PO Box 160, Dover, NH 03821
Physical Address: 642 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820

Volunteer Opportunities

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Head Start/Early Head Start Nurse



The Head Start / Early Head Start Nurse is responsible for the coordination and delivery of health services to children and families participating in the Head Start (HS) / Early Head Start (EHS) / Home Visiting programs according to set performance standards and program requirements.   He/she acts as a resource to families and staff on an ongoing basis. 



·         Currently licensed as an R.N. or L.P.N. in the state of New Hampshire or compact state.

·         Experience in maternal / child health.

·         Current CPR/1st aid certification.  Ability to become CPR/1st aid program trainer.

·         Computer literate; able to enter and track data

·         Ability to organize and maintain accurate records

·         Ability to effectively communicate with young children, families with low income, coworkers, and community service providers

·         Ability to effectively screen children for vision, hearing, blood pressure, blood lead, HGB, height and weight

·         Ability to perform an accurate newborn assessment

·         Must have a reliable source of transportation with insurance (100/300 liability minimum), to be used in fulfilling responsibilities of the position

·         Must be able to lift 40lbs.



            Head Start/ Early Head Start (32 hours per week):

Provides education, training and resources in the areas of health, nutrition and prenatal care to program participants and staff (e.g. nebulizer, epi-pen, inhalers, medication administration, etc.).  Conducts annual blood borne pathogen and universal precautions training for staff. 

Reviews for accuracy and thoroughness, health information for the Program Information Report (PIR) as entered by the Program Assistant, Home Visitors and Family Advocates. 

Assists Early Head Start home visitors with the provision of an educational program and assurance of appropriate prenatal care for pregnant women with the goal of a healthy pregnancy outcome.

Ensures that all families receive information regarding available health, dental and nutrition programs through the EHS Home Visitors.

Provides home visits to enrolled prenatal women providing support and follow-up as needed. 

Conducts post-partum / newborn home visits within 2 weeks of birth (when enrolled prenatally) and at 6 weeks.  Administers screening for maternal depression using the Edinburgh tool.  Provides breastfeeding support and resources as appropriate addressing topics such as nutrition, smoking cessation, environmental tobacco smoke, depression, family planning, etc. Conducts joint visits with home visiting staff thereafter when appropriate and requested by the parent or staff.

Makes home visits to address any health issues for children enrolled in home-based programs.

Is available to families during weekly socialization times to answer questions, provide education and resources.

Coordinates and implements summer health screenings for new families.

Provides scheduled drop-in hours for families and staff.

Responsible for care and upkeep of hearing and vision screening equipment.

Responsible for oral health screenings on pregnant moms, newborns and newly enrolled EHS children.

Assists Family Advocates and Home Visitors with growth, oral, hearing and vision screenings for all children ages 3 and over.

Provides blood pressure screenings on any child age 3 and over, if not completed during physical examination.

Provides and/or coordinates for onsite blood lead and HGB clinics as needed to meet program standards.

Screens each child for health status.  Facilitates Individual Health Plan meetings as needed, recommending appropriate actions for identified health problems and generating appropriate paperwork for each child.  Ensures all needed authorizations are in place.

Uses PROMIS to monitor and ensure EPDST schedules are up to date. If schedule is not current, works with the Home Visitor/Family Advocate to facilitate a plan to bring EPDST up to date.

In conjunction with the Health Services Manager, plans and participates in spring screenings for returning children, Health Fair in September, and annual Fit Fair.

Provides emergency health care and first aid when needed.

Monitors administration of all medications according to child care licensing standards. 

Monitors and requests replenishment of necessary health and medical supplies.

Assists in creating opportunities for meaningful parent involvement.

Meets set productivity standards as agreed between Program Nurse and Manager.

Assists in planning, and is an active participant in Health Advisory Committee meetings.

Completes the annual New Hampshire Childcare Immunization survey each fall.

Pursues ongoing professional development related to health services and program requirements. 

Constructively utilizes formal and peer supervision to evaluate and improve effectiveness in providing services.  This includes active participation in supervision, team meetings and agency meetings. 

Any other duties assigned by the Health Services Manager for the benefit of the program and/or agency.