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HOPES Program

Parents as Teachers Parent Educator - Bilingual

Position Status: Full-Time
FLSA: Non-exempt (hourly)
Supervised by: HOPES Coordinator

Please email resumes and cover letters to rachel.heeringa@familyabusecenter.org.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE:          

A bilingual Parent Educator will implement the PAT model while engaging with families in both English and Spanish. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum the Parent Educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, skill/ability, and licenses/credentials required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:      

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field required

Experience:

  • Experience working with families required
  • 2 or more years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education preferred

Skills/Abilities

  • Fluent in Spanish (verbal, reading, and writing skills)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
  • 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
  • Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, data entry, Zoom
  • Works well as a member of a team
  • Maintain professional and personal boundaries with clients

License/Credentials:

  • The Parent Educator must complete the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Foundational and Model Implementation Training before delivering PAT services.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PARENT EDUCATOR:

  • Engage in recruitment and retention activities (as applicable)
  • Complete initial and annual assessments with each family and enrolled child (as required by the PAT Model)
  • Develop, monitor, and review goals with each family
  • Provide personal home visits (currently conducted over phone and Zoom due to COVID-19) 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 child development
  • Connect families to community resources to address their family needs
  • Help parents and children prepare to transition to early childhood education
  • Maintain timely documentation of personal visits and data
  • Participate in staff meeting and at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly
  • Obtain competency-based professional development and renew PAT certification annually.

OTHER:

  • Must have a personal vehicle for home visitations (mileage reimbursement will be provided)
  • Must be available for weekend or evening appointments if necessary
  • Due to COVID-19, all of our home visits are currently conducted over phone or Zoom. Subject to change as supervisors and Parent Educators see fit.