Parents-As-Teachers Parent Educator
Position Status: Full Time FLSA: Non-Exempt (hourly)
Supervised by: HOPES Coordinator
Please email resumes and cover letters to Kathy.Reid@familyabusecenter.org
General Description and Purpose:
A certified parent educator will implement the PAT (Parents-as-Teachers) 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 Child Development or Early Childhood Education field required
- Master’s Degree in Education preferred
- The parent educator must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.
- 2 or more years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education preferred
- Experience in early Childhood Education field required
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PARENT EDUCATOR:
- Engage in recruitment and retention activities (as applicable)
- Complete an initial and annual family-centered assessment with each family (as required by the PAT Model)
- Develop, monitors and reviews 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 initial and annual developmental child 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 efforts
- Must have a personal vehicle for home visitation (mileage reimbursement will be provided).
- Must be available for weekend or evening appointments if necessary.