Parent Educator – Parents as Teachers – Full-time ( 2 positions)
This is a professional parent educator position that helps parents and caregivers gain the knowledge and skills required to raise emotionally, psychologically and physically healthy children through the delivery of evidence-based home visiting and parent engagement tools. A certified parent educator implements 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. Full-time (37.5 hours per week), hourly, non-exempt. This position reports to the Lead Parent Educator and Program Director.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Maintain a minimum on-going caseload of thirty-five families
- 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 visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being (including planning, delivering and documenting the visit)
- Use the PAT Foundational I and II 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
- Cultivate and manage ongoing collaborative relationships with a network of community partners. This may include community presentations and participation with community events and special projects.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related education with at least three years of relevant experience or related education; or have current/verified certification in the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Curriculum with at least 5 years’ experience working with the curriculum.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, emphatic, patient, tactful)
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
- 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
- Certification as a Parents as Teachers parent educator (training will be provided if not currently certified).
- Must be flexible with working hours (some evening and weekend hours)
- Must be sensitive to the socioeconomically and culturally diverse population Champions for Children serves.
- Must have a reliable car, active auto insurance, and valid Florida driver’s license
- Must be able to successfully complete a Level 2 criminal background check, motor vehicle records check and drug screening.
Posted by Julia Miller on Monday, July 31st, 2017 @ 5:27PM