Home Visitor Specialist


About Us:

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development
organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve to live in healthy, vibrant
communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when
our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be
anchored in strong communities of which residents can be proud. WHEDco’s mission is to create and
bridge access to resources in the South Bronx that support thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality
early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic
opportunity. See www.whedco.org for more information.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Home Visitor Specialist conducts home
inspections in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan to verify that the childcare
provider is following the enrollment agreement and in compliance with the regulations for enrollment.
The inspections are aimed at fostering voluntary compliance with the enrollment agreement, verifying
regulatory compliance, assessing risk to children from non-compliance and changing a legally exempt
provider’s enrollment status if necessary.

 Conduct on site inspections of currently enrolled legally exempt family childcare providers to
determine whether such caregivers are in compliance with New York State Health and Safety
 When non-compliance is found, the inspector will:
o Assess the safety of children in the provider’s care and the future risk to children in the
provider’s care when non-compliance is found.
o Assist the provider in developing a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) which satisfactorily
addresses safety and risk issues.
o Take appropriate action to safeguard children in subsidized care when the provider is
unwilling or unable to meet health and safety requirements.
o Provide individual technical assistance and support.
 Enter inspection outcomes into the Child Care Facility System (CCFS) database and send
appropriate notifications to parent/provider on required next steps.
 Enroll legally exempt providers into CCFS.
 Pre-approve eligible providers into the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
 Thoroughly and accurately report on and keep accurate records of all interactions with clients.
 Additional duties as assigned.

 Associate degree or higher in early childhood, education, social services or a similar field. A
Bachelor level degree in education, human services or similar field is highly desirable.
 Bilingual ability in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese or Russian is a plus.
 Proven ability to multi-task and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 Strong computer skills and a functional familiarity with Access, Excel and Microsoft Word.
 Excellent attention to detail, team-mindedness, organizational skills, and an ability to learn
 Ability to consistently exhibit the flexibility and adaptability to function professionally and
objectively in all situations.
 Proven ability and/or demonstrated work experience where maintaining confidentiality is
critical and expected.
Excellent benefits and competitive ($40,000) salary based on experience.
All new hires must provide proof of having received at least one dose of a U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (“FDA”) authorized COVID-19 vaccine by their first day of employment, and proof of
full vaccination within 30 calendar days.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to HBCCrecruiting@whedco.org. Please include
Home Visitor Specialist and your name in subject line.
WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination
because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age,
disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any
other category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law
with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.