Openings as of 10/14/2019Student Support Services
Job Title: Parent Educator
Job Summary: Working together with families to encourage competence, self-assurance, and school readiness in their young children.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience:
Essential duties and Responsibilities:
Berrien RESA Parent Educator Performance Responsibilities:
1. Attend a five day, comprehensive Parents as Teachers training that may include travel and overnight accommodations.
2. Work toward the goal of completing the annual goal for home visits – currently at least 35 visits per month.
3. Participate in recruiting new families/referrals as needed to keep caseload full.
4. Cultivate supportive, empowering relationships with family members that help parents become leaders in their child’s education.
5. Participate in public awareness measures to increase familiarity with PAT.
6. Empower parents as outlined in the Parents as Teachers curriculum during home visits by sharing information on child development, literacy skills, behavior, positive parent-child interaction, neuroscience, and parenting through developmentally appropriate activities and discussion.
7. Perform periodic developmental screenings for development, vision and hearing as outlined in the Parents as Teachers curriculum.
8. Perform family-centered assessment of each family’s strengths and challenges and facilitate process of setting and achieving goals for enhancing their child’s school readiness and/or their parenting.
9. Connect families with other agencies when services such as financial assistance, health care, childcare, housing, and job training are needed.
10. Identify and conduct self as a member of the early childhood profession. Know and use ethical guidelines and practices and other professional standards.
11. Keep current, well-written records, reports, program assessments and forms in accordance with the Parents as Teachers curriculum. Respect the confidentiality of all families.
12. Attend other meetings and trainings scheduled regularly to enhance professional development, networking and support.
13. Participate in group meetings with families in assigned district location as well as county-wide events. Help promote and facilitate playgroup, properly clean and store supplies.
14. Demonstrate proficiency in the Visit Tracker computer program.
15. Participate in evaluation of the families, Parent Educators and the Parents as Teachers Program as a whole.
16. Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk. The employee must regularly lift up to 40 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. The employee will need to travel to different work locations and must possess a reliable vehicle.
Terms of Employment:
· 198 days/year
· 35 hours/week-flexible schedule
· 18 days between July 1 & August 27th
· Mileage reimbursed at Federal rate
Performance of this job will be evaluated by EDUStaff with input from the Parent Education Coordinator.