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Parenting Educator (Parents as Teachers Program)

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio
Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY
The Parenting Educator will implement the Parent as Teacher model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational curriculum sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families.
 
Department: Family Enrichment Services
Supervisor:   Director of Family Services
Location:  CLUES Minneapolis, MN Office
Schedule:  Full time. Generally, Monday – Friday office hours
Salary/Pay: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Benefits: Full benefits package available in accordance with current CLUES policies—includes: medical, dental, vision, critical illness, accident, and life insurance (with AD&D); long term and short-term disability; pre-paid legal services and ID theft protection; retirement plan; educational assistance; paid holidays; and paid time off. 
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Engage in recruitment activities
  • Complete an initial and annual family-centered assessment with each family
  • Develop, monitor and review goals with each family
  • Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well -being.
  • Use the Parent as Teacher Foundational curriculum to share research based information with families
  • Provide group connections to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interactions activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development.
  • Complete at least an initial and annual developmental screening and health review for each enrolled child.
  • Connect families to resources that help them reach their goals and address their needs.
  • Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, to preschool, or to kindergarten.
  • Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation.
  • Organize and inventory supplies/material, etc.
  • Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings.
  • Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually.
  • Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA, agency policies and other applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.
  • Promote the mission, operating values, and agency services of CLUES within the community.
  • Carry out all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties or tasks may be assigned as required. Management may modify, change or add to the duties of this description at any time without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
 
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education and/or Experience:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social work, psychology or related field required.
  • At least 2 years of supervised experience working with young children and families required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. (e.g, nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
  • Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths.
  • Bilingual in Spanish &English and cultural sensitivity and awareness required—includes ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and complete files and data collection documentation required.
  • Understanding of HIPAA, confidentiality and professional boundaries, and ability to incorporate into daily job performance required.
  • Ability to have flexible work schedule required, may include some evening hours and /or weekends.
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently to achieve program goals. (self-motivated)
  • Proficient working knowledge of email software, the Internet, databases, and common Windows-based programs, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.

*The Parent Educator must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before the delivering PAT services.
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Transportation
  • Must have a motor vehicle for independent transportation, valid driver’s license, proof of automotive insurance, and maintain a good driving record. 
  • Position requires staff person to drive his/her personal vehicles to home visits (mileage reimbursement is available according to company policy).
  • Position requires driving and transporting clients at times in personal vehicle.  


WORKING CONDITIONS

Background check
  • Must pass a criminal background check, driving record check, and MS-604.20 background check. As a condition of continued employment, staff person may be required to submit to periodic re-verification of these background checks. Must submit to and pass annual recertification of compliance with CLUES Automobile and Transportation Policy and driving record check.  

Physical Demands
  • Employee is regularly required to drive between multiple locations within metropolitan area.

Equipment and Tools Used
  • Motor vehicle, telephone, computer, copy/fax machine, calculator, and other common office equipment.
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