This Second Edition is a good source for those training to be home visitors, in-service home visitors, supervisors and directors of home visiting programs serving a wide range of families. Recent evaluations of home visiting are summarized and practical suggestions for evaluating local programs are also included. This is an easy to read and essential resource for both beginning and experienced home visitors, trainers, supervisors of home visitors, and directors of home visiting programs.

Home Visitor Characteristics, Training, and Supervision
Home visitor characteristics, training, and supervision

Competent home visitors are essential for effective home visiting, and consequently, their credentials, characteristics, professional training, and supervision all require serious consideration. In this chapter, we will discuss these personnel issues as they relate to the employment of home visitors. We will also discuss guidelines for the hiring process. Although some home visiting services are part of larger administrative units and may have existing personnel procedures, others do not have such links and need to develop their own personnel procedures. Even within large organizational structures, such as local and state government or universities where relatively comprehensive personnel guidelines usually exist, procedures often need to be modified to recruit people with the necessary characteristics and ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles