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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.


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.


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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education field or Social Work/Psychology/NeuroScience or a related field required
  • Master’s Degree in Education/Child Development preferred


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


  • Bilingual required.
  • 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  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


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