Parent Educator for Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program
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A Parent Educator works with families and their children through home/virtual visitation from prenatal to kindergarten entry using skills in partnering, facilitating and reflecting with parents utilizing the evidence-based Parents as Teachers model and curriculum. Parent educators provide parent education, sensory and developmental screenings, and family support to enhance the quality of parenting, increase a parent’s understanding of child development and work with parents to help their child learn, grow and develop to meet their full potential. Maintaining a caseload of 20-25 families, Parent Educators plan, deliver, complete data entry within established timeframe policies.
Benefits for this position, after 90 days, include 7.5 hours of vacation leave per month, 7.5 hours of sick leave per month, 22.5 hours of personal leave per year and 11 paid holidays. Group health insurance for the employee, dependent health insurance, dental and vision insurance are also available.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Parent Educator will implement Parents as Teachers model and curriculum with fidelity and follow all program and agency policies and procedures.
- Implementation of the program in accordance with contract requirements and First Things First Standards of Practice.
- Parent Educator will conduct individual Virtual and home visits and maintain a caseload of 20-25 families.
- Complete individual virtual/home visits weekly or twice a month following and delivering PAT Curriculum. Frequency is determined through case staffing with Program Director/Supervisor depending on the needs and supports of the family.
- Prepare for virtual/home visits and complete Planning Guide in data system (Penelope) prior to scheduled visit.
- Conduct virtual/home visits and group connections at time that is convenient for the family. This may include evenings and weekends.
- Complete all post visit documentation within two business days.
- Maintain case records and data system in accordance with agency and program policies, procedures, and requirements.
- Initiate contact with referred families within two days and actively work to engage families in the program.
- Travel to and from home visits, program trainings and/or events using own vehicle and/or agency vehicle.
- Attend mandated virtual or in person trainings, which may include out-of-state travel.
- Complete family centered assessments in the families’ primary language.
- Connect families to resources that address their needs at a minimum of quarterly basis.
- Administer developmental (ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE2) and sensory (vision and hearing) screenings throughout the program year with appropriate screening tools and equipment.
- Administer screenings for children, including Bracken School Readiness Assessment and M-CHAT.
- Administer screenings for parents, including PICCOLO, Edinburgh and PHQ-9 (depression), and WEBS/HITS (domestic violence), AAPI (parenting knowledge).
- Actively participate with teammates in the development and facilitation of monthly in person or virtual group connections for families. Facilitating an opportunity for families to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development.
- Maintain a positive working relationship with colleagues, administration, collaborative partners and others within the community.
- Participate monthly in two hours of individual in person or virtual reflective supervision and at a minimum one hour of group supervision.
- Attend and participate in all mandatory conferences, seminars, in-service training and program meetings.
- Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement activities, such as File Review and provide constructive feedback in set platform.
- Build and maintain relationships with community agency and partners to share program information and learn about resources available for families (events/outreach as assigned).
- Follow agency dress code and overall agency policies including when delivering virtual services.
- Organize and identify materials/supplies following program procedures.
- Follow all health safety policies and procedures.
- Maintain a safe, clean, and clutter-free work environment, including following fire codes.
- Maintain professionalism at all times.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, related field, or actively working on completing the degree, Bi-lingual preferred but not necessary,
- Ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and some weekends.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- Attend required agency and program/department meetings.
- Adhere to the schedule agreed upon with the supervisor.
- Follow and model CFR’s core values.
- Participate in PQI initiatives.
- Must be eligible and able to obtain a Level one-fingerprint card.
- Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license, vehicle and meet agency liability insurance requirements
- Location: must be able to provide direct service to the designated client base in the Maricopa County NW/SW Region.
- Maintain a functional and safe home working space with adequate internet connection for the job.
- Comply with all agency and program policies and procedures including confidentiality, employee conduct, computer usage and dress code.
- Meet program/department’s performance and productivity standards.
- Consistent with CDC’s new streamlined guidance, the Safer Federal Workforce determined COVID-19 workplace safety protocols will not vary based on vaccination status or otherwise depend on vaccination information. Due to this determination, requiring, requesting, or collecting vaccination status information is suspended. For current status of the COVID-19 vaccine requirement and/or questions, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sitting for extended periods daily; standing and walking short distances.
- Moderate twisting, bending, stooping and lifting up to 40 pounds in the performance of assigned duties.
- Ability to use a variety of office equipment and machines as referenced.
- Normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination required.
- Repeated hand-wrist movement required.
The nature of the position involves a fast-paced working environment with multitasking of many different duties and tasks. General daily priorities may change at a moment’s notice and the position requires quick response time and flexibility.