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.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Early Childhood Education field required
- Master’s Degree in Human Services field preferred
- 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
- 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
- The parent educator must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.
- 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
- Must have a personal vehicle for home visitation (mileage reimbursement will be provided).
- Must be available for weekend or evening appointments if necessary.
- HOPES Program Director (Parent as Teacher Supervisor)
Send resumes and cover letters to Kathy.Reid@familyabusecenter.org.