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Position Summary: The Parent Educator will provide supportive in home services to families parenting young children in the areas of breastfeeding, parent-infant attachment, child development and other related topics. The Parent Educator will also identify client strengths, needs, barriers, and risks, and facilitates linkages to community services and resources as needed.
Works closely with Supervisors, and other staff to provide a continuum of services.
Develops trust and rapport with clients and provides support using an empathic and client centered approach.
Identifies client strengths, needs, barriers, and risks; and links families to community services and resources.
Provides education to parents on maternal and infant health, breastfeeding, parenting, attachment, home safety, family planning, child development, nutrition and other related topics using a client-centered approach and evidenced based curriculum.
Assists families in establishing a medical home, following-up on well-child visits, and identifying health insurance coverage, if necessary.
Attends and participates in all staff meetings and bi-monthly individual supervision with Team Supervisor.
Attends and completes all trainings, including successful completion Parents As Teachers (PAT) training. Must be certified by the National PAT Center annually after completing competency-based professional development.
Work collaboratively with team members and parents to coordinate and facilitate monthly group activities for families and children.
Adheres to all program guidelines, policies, and protocols and actively works toward achieving the goals of the program.
Completes all needed paperwork for each client in a timely, complete, and organized manner, including clear and well written progress notes.
Completes required data entry for each client in a timely manner.
Attends community meetings and outreach events. Conducts outreach activities with partnering programs and the community at large.
EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Child Education, Social Work, or other related field.
At least one to two years of experience in working with young children and/or parents.
Prefer some home visitation experience.
Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills (outgoing, empathic, nonjudgmental, patient, tactful), characteristics considered essential for mastering the
program’s five core competency areas (family support and parenting education; child and
family development; human diversity within family systems; health, safety and nutrition;
and relationships between families and communities).
Ability to adhere to all program guidelines, policies and protocols and actively work
toward achieving the goals of the program.
Ability to conduct strength based family assessment across a broad spectrum of areas using a validated, standardized tool administered in the prescribed manner.
Experience working with families from diverse age, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Culturally sensitive and knowledgeable of the community that will be served.
Knowledgeable about local community resources.
Effective written skills to articulate concepts/ideas in notes and reports.
Effective organization and time management skills and the ability to maintain accurate and complete records in a timely manner.
General computer skills including MS Word.
Bilingual English/Spanish required; must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed); valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record and proof of insurance; TB clearance, to be renewed every two years.
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