Home Visitor Qualifications

The relationship between the home visitor and family is one of support and trust, so ideal candidates must be skilled at building connections, listening to concerns, and providing knowledge in a helpful manner. 

Home Visitors must:

  • Have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Be able to differentiate between home visitor and nursing responsibilities
  • Demonstrate the ability to respect the confidentiality of a client relationship
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Present a warm, concerned, culturally sensitive attitude toward families
  • Be knowledgeable of available community resources and how to utilize them
  • Take direction and carry out decisions made by supervisor
  • Complete reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Work independently in a dependable manner
  • Model a healthy lifestyle while interacting with clients
  • Preferably have demonstrated, successful experience delivering support and education services