Supervisor Responsibilities

Home Visiting Supervisors will be responsible for face to face staff training and supervision, while also maintaining administrative tasks, community outreach, and appropriate documentation for the MCH grant.

Supervising and Coaching

Supervisors will:

  • Know and understand the role of the Home Visitor
  • Screen, interview, hire, orient, and supervise the Home Visitor
  • Assist the Home Visitor with completing training requirements, ongoing professional development learning plans, and additional training needs
  • Oversee adherence to policies, procedures, and program requirements including screening and customer satisfaction
  • Conduct face to face coaching sessions at least monthly to review:
    1. Clients currently receiving services
    2. Families in need of RN or Social Worker contact
    3. Professional development needs and progress with training/learning plan
    4. Local coordination/partnerships: opportunities, challenges, solutions
    5. Outreach and recruitment/enrollment: opportunities, challenges, solutions
  • Shadow the Home Visitor during at least two visits (one new and one existing client) annually to evaluate content of visits and effectiveness of the home visitor
  • Ensure that the home visitor has appropriate supervisor access and support in the event of client crises or emergencies
  • Document coaching/supervision and shadowing notes and feedback
  • Complete an annual written performance review/evaluation

Documentation and Collaboration

Supervisors will:

  • Promote effective interagency cooperation with community resources/ and assure coordination including cross-referral with MCH, Family Planning, WIC, and other public health programs, if available
  • Determine which families require a nurse or social worker visit when the Home Visitor observes a current or potential problem, and ensure that the nurse/social worker follows through.
  • Consult with other professionals who have provided referrals to home visiting
  • Assure outreach activities in the local community to promote home visiting
  • Periodically review documentation completed, data requirements, and reports with the home visitor
  • Ensure that all reports are completed and submitted timely and accurately
  • Participate in required training provided by KDHE