In Home Parent Educator
Reports to: Early Learning Center Director Job Objective: Build relationships to provide education, information, and support to parents and families Minimum Qualification: Current CDA credential or college degree in a related field
Position Summary The Parent Educator provides information, support, and encouragement to parents and families in the Guadalupe community. Parent Educators work with an assigned number of families (maximum 12) over a period of time to support and educate in the form of home visits, group meetings, development screenings, and by providing connections to appropriate social services. Working as a member of the Guadalupe School agency, Parent Educators follow the mission, goal, and objectives of the agency when interacting with students, parents, staff, and the community.
Qualifications · A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit working with children · Associate Degree or greater in child development or related field OR a minimum 6 credit hours at an accredited college or university and current degree-seeking enrollment in an early childhood or other related program · Ability to complete necessary program training within the first 90 days of employment. · Willingness to learn and stay knowledgeable in current best child development practices · Ability to be sensitive, appropriately accepting, and caring towards children and other adults · Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
Essential Functions The following are typical work responsibilities. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions. RESPONSIBILITIES: · Use knowledge of a variety of appropriate strategies for building relationships to address the diverse needs of children and families · Using required evidence-based tools, observe and document appropriate milestones, parent/child interactions, family relationships, and other relevant information · Work collaboratively to develop instructional goals for individual parents, children, and families · Communicate with center director regarding family progress, needs, and concerns. Document and report all concerns as required by program policies and law · Schedule weekly meetings with parents and families (may include evening hours) · Set and maintain a regular schedule for conducting parent group meetings, coordinating with other parent educators, and meeting with program director · Support school wide events as appropriate · Maintain current certification in any required programs for providing services to families · Perform other duties as assigned OTHER: · Participate in ELC staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed · Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, appropriate technology necessary to keep and manage appropriate records and information · Wear work attire appropriate for student interactions and season of the year · Sit/stand/navigate stairs and household spaces as needed while visiting with families · Lift up to 20 lbs. · Demonstrate dependability, regular attendance, professionalism, consistent punctuality, and efficient independent management of work schedule · Work independently and in a team setting towards a team goal ABILITIES REQUIRED: The following personal characteristics and skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties. · Acknowledge personal accountability for decisions and conduct · Demonstrate professionalism and contribute to a positive work environment · Effectively use listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills · Adhere to appropriate confidentiality practices and professional ethics · Maintain an acceptable attendance record and is punctual · Perform duties efficiently with limited supervision