For effective implementation of the programmes the Anganwadi Worker (AWW), who has to be a local woman belonging to the same village/ward and required to perform the following functions :
Community survey and enlisting beneficiaries. The community to be covered should be surveyed to find out the number of children below six years of age, pregnant and nursing mothers. Data about the number of families, family members and income should be obtained. Vital statistics particularly of new births and deaths (specially child and maternal deaths) should be recorded. Handicapped, exploited and destitute children should also be listed. In the collection and compilation of all this information, the supervisor would be guiding and helping the AWWs.
||Supplementary feeding of 0-6 years of children and pregnant and nursingmothers.
||Health and nutrition education to women, children and community, population education to women and parent and community education.
||Non-formal pre-school education of the children between 3 to 6 years of age.
||Primary health care and first-aid to children under six and pregnant and nursing mothers.
||Detection of impairments among children in the early stage and help in the prevention of disabilities.
||Contacting the parents of children coming to the Anganwadi through homevisits and enlisting their participation in the programme.
||Assisting health staff in immunization and health check-up.
||Referral services for severely under-nourished/ mal-nourished, sick and at-risk children and cases of communicable diseases and children with impairments.
||Maintaining records/ registers particularly weight cards, child health cards, supplementary nutrition records, anganwadi attendance records etc.
||Maintaining liaison with other institutions in the village/urban slub e.g. Panchayats, Mahila Mandals, Schools, Local organizations etc. and seeking their support and participation in the ICDS programme.
She will do annual village level Educational Survey of all households along with Primary School Teachers.Wherever DWCRA schemes are running, she will be associated with DWCRAgroup meetings and in the preliminary surveys under DWCRAleading the identification of beneficiaries. Arrangements and support for demonstration on NHEDProvide information on growth of each child from the Growth Chart maintained by her. Will educate Community about Mahila Samridhi Yojana and Rashtriya MahilaKosh and motivate them to adopt the schemes where the schemes are applicable.
Assist in activities of Village Bal Vikas Samiti constituted at the village level. Act like Village Rehabilitation Worker, she will create awareness for early detection of disability, its prevention and making appropriate referrals. She will involve adolescent girls in the various activities of AWCs and provide services under the schemes for Adolescent Girls.