Parent Educator – HOPES Program

FLSA Status: non-exempt (hourly), Full time

Start Date: the week of January 2, 2018

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE:   

A certified parent educator will implement the PAT model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Early Childhood Education field required
  • Master’s Degree in Human Services field preferred

 

Experience:

  • 2 or more years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education or social services preferred.
  • Experience in early Childhood Education or Human Service field required

 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Bilingual preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
  • Demonstrated experience and ease working with a diverse population of clients
  • Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (often in the field)
  • Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Ability to maintain personal balance and accomplish multiple tasks that require a variety of skills

 

LICENSES/CREDENTIALS:

  • The parent educator must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable)
  • Complete an initial and annual family-centered assessment with each family
  • Develop, monitor and review goals with each family
  • Provide personal home visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being (including planning, delivering and documenting the visit)
  • Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research based information with families
  • Provide group connections to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development
  • Complete at least an initial and annual developmental screening and health review for each enrolled child
  • Connect families to resources that help them reach their goals and address their needs
  • Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, to preschool, or to kindergarten
  • Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation
  • Organize and inventory supplies/materials, etc.
  • Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
  • Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement

 

OTHER:

  • Must have a personal vehicle for home visitation (mileage reimbursement will be provided).
  • Must be available for weekend or evening appointments if necessary.

 

SUPERVISED BY:

  • HOPES Program Director (Parent as Teacher Supervisor)

 

Send resumes and cover letters to Kathy.Reid@familyabusecenter.org

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