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Parent Educator

The parent educator (PE) is responsible for maintaining a regular and long-term relationship with the family.
o Activity will occur primarily within the family's home; each visit should last for at least one hour.
o The interventions should be family-centered and strength-based.
Establish a trusting relationship.
Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship.
Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment and parenting practices that promote the optimal development of children.
Assist in increasing the family support system and increase the family's ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocating for themselves and their children.
Responsible for assisting the family in establishing goals and a plan for the accomplishment of those goals. The assessment of the normal growth and development of the target child.
Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments.
Selection Criteria:
Maturity and experience in working with children (0-5 years of age) and their families for at least two years.
Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships.
Ability to relate to families from a strength-based model; ability to approach families from a family-centered service model.
Demonstrates motivation and ability to learn and practice basic supportive skills.
Flexible availability
Non-judgmental and empathetic
Patient and tactful
Knowledgeable about community resources.
Ability to establish and maintain personal/programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality, including value system and behavior norms.
Believes in and is comfortable with advocating for nurturing, nonviolent discipline of children.
Experience in working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate
Demonstrates good writing and organizational skills
It is recommended that PEs have at least a bachelor's or four-year degree in early childhood or a related field. It is essential that the PE has a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED equivalent with two years' of previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents.
If serving a bi-lingual community, the PE should be proficient in the first language of the community.
RequirementsExperience in working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate
Demonstrates good writing and organizational skills
It is recommended that PEs have at least a bachelor's or four-year degree in early childhood or a related field. It is essential that the PE has a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED equivalent with two years' of previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents.
All new hires are required to attend, upon hire.
Additional Information: Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.
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