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Position: Lead Parent Educator

Location: Panorama City

Program: Select Home Visitation

Salary: $54,000


Summary: The Lead Parent Educator will provide supportive in home services to families parenting young children in the areas of breastfeeding, parent-infant attachment, child development and family well-being. The Lead Parent Educator will also identify client strengths, needs, barriers, and risks, and facilitates linkages to community services and resources as needed. The Lead Parent Educator will work closely with the Program Supervisor to mentor and assist with training of employees to ensure that they are modeling empathy and providing holistic and strength-based services.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES


• Carries a caseload of 10-12 cases and provide PAT curriculum and case management to families.

• 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.

• Identifies client strengths, needs, barriers, and risks; and links families to community services and resources.

• Attends and participates in all staff meetings and bi-monthly individual supervision with Program Supervisor and all required meetings.

• Work collaboratively with team members and parents to coordinate and facilitate monthly group activities for families and children.

• Completes all needed paperwork for each client in a timely, complete, and organized manner, including clear and well written progress notes and data entry.

• Assist the Program Supervisor with administrative duties and leadership.

• Assist the Program Supervisor with observations of home visits and supervisions.

• 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 3-5 years of experience in working with young children and/or parents.

• Must have home visitation experience.

• Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills (outgoing, empathic, non-judgmental, 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 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.

• Effective written skills to articulate concepts/ideas in notes and reports. General computer skills including MS Word.

• Effective organization and time management skills and the ability to maintain accurate and complete records in a timely manner.

• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


• 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.


How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to hr@elnidofamilycenters.org

Deadline to apply: January 6, 2023


Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status.


El Nido is committed to building and embracing an inclusive, diverse and equitable work environment that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees and reflects the communities we serve.


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