Parent Educator Supervisor

Select Home Visitation

Position Summary: The Parent Educator Supervisor works closely with the Program Director to ensure that the Select Home Visitation Parents As Teachers (SHV PAT) staff is properly trained, receive reflective supervision, and provide empathetic and client-centered services for clients. Serves as a strong representative of the agency and program and collaborates with community members to strengthen the referral pathway and ensure a continuum of care for clients and their families.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provides leadership, oversight and vision for the work of the SHV PAT program.
  • Works with the Program Director to support and train staff on identifying client strengths, needs, barriers and risks and identifies community resources for families in need.
  • Provides a minimum of two hours of individual reflective supervision and a minimum of two hours of staff meetings each month.
  • Works closely with the Program Director to implement documentation, training, procedures, policies and protocols.
  • Carries a caseload of 10-15 cases and provide PAT curriculum and case management to families.
  • Conduct in-home observations of the Parent Educators delivering the program within 6 months after completing the PAT training, at the end of one year, and annually thereafter. Works with Parent Educators to assess client/family’s needs, goals, values, culture and well-being by observations and assessment.
  • Conducts observations of Group Connection meetings – monthly group activities for families.
  • Ability to conduct strength based family assessment across a broad spectrum of areas using a validated, standardized tool administered in the prescribed manner.
  • Mentors and assists with ongoing training of employees to ensure that they are modeling empathy and providing holistic and strength-based services.
  • Explores and identifies new referrals and resources for clients.
  • Attends DPH, PAT Advisory Committee meetings and community meetings to develop a strong referral pathway and enhance the delivery of high quality services to parents and children. Works with the Program Director to participate in various community partnerships in the area of health and child well being.
  • Conducts outreach to promote and recruit clients into the program.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and required trainings. Participates in ongoing team building activities to enhance employee relations and teamwork.
  • Adheres to all program guidelines, policies, and protocols and actively works toward achieving the goals of the program.
  • Completes all needed paperwork for program in a timely, complete, and organized manner, including clear and well written reports.
  • Performs managerial duties including interviewing/hiring applicants for employment; conducting performance evaluations and professional development plans.

Education/ Experience/ Skills

  • Minimum of a college degree (BA) in early childhood education, elementary education, behavioral or social sciences or a related field. A combination of education, work experience and effective interpersonal and communication skills is essential.
  • Basic supervisory skills sufficient to supervise groups of employees.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with families and young child, as well as knowledge of reflective supervision and program management.
  • 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.
  • Empathy, warmth, and the ability to establish ongoing supportive relationships with families from diverse backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with the effects of depression, perinatal depression, domestic violence and parental alcohol and/other substance abuse on family health, child development, parenting, and general functioning.
  • Very effective verbal communication and engagement skills to build trusting relationships with families of young children.
  • 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/Spanish required.

Experience:

  • Working with families and young children: 5 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Required)

To Apply:

Please mail or email your resume and Employment Application

To apply for this job email your details to hr@elnidofamilycenters.org