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Parent Educator- PT

Department: Blake Children & Family
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ

JOB SUMMARY:

Parent Educators will provide a comprehensive home visitation program implementing the Parents as Teachers evidence-based model for expecting parents and at-risk families. This strengths-based program uses parent coaching to provide developmental screening, Family Service Plan development, home visitation, Family Connections group sessions, and connections to community resources and services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide a Comprehensive Parent as Teachers Program -

  • Accept referrals, contact family to schedule a home visit.
  • Meet with the family at a time convenient to explain the program components.
  • Collect child health and developmental information; determine other screenings which may be required.
  • Conduct with family participation developmental, hearing, and vision screenings.
  • Assess family strengths and resources, including informal support systems.
  • Convene a Family Service Plan meeting to develop functional child and family goals and outcomes.
  • Facilitate referrals to community resources/services.
  • Provide parent coaching within natural environments to increase family capacity to support their childís development.
  • Plan and provide Family Connections Group meetings available to families at least once a month.
  • Support family to develop a child portfolio, the All About Me Book,
  • Collaborate with community agencies/service providers to promote timely and seamless services to children and families.
  • Complete all program documentation requirements and maintain confidential, individual child files.
  • Maintain and effective and professional working relationship with families and referral sources.
  • Support families through transitions to other services as necessary.
  • Assess and support access to emergency needs of families for food, diapers, clothing, and transportation.
  • Ensure fidelity to First Things First Standards of Practice, as well as National PAT model implementation standards.

Function as an enthusiastic, competent, contributing member of ESBF staff-

  • Complete initial Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Training (5 days) requirements and maintain knowledge of best practices and current research; complete 20 hours of professional development annually.
  • Use Reflective Supervision effectively, accept feedback and share experiences working with families.††
  • Attend and participate in all required staff meetings.
  • Participate in PAT Self Assessment and Program Evaluation processes; FTF monitoring activities and contribute to the development and implementation of improvement plans.

Comply with State, Federal and Other Relevant Regulations/Requirements-

  • Report suspected neglect/abuse to Child Protective Services and supervisor, complete required documentation.
  • Comply with privacy laws and requirement under HIPAA regulations
  • Follow all safety procedures required by ESBF.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Infant and toddler typical and atypical development.
  • Family systems and group dynamics.
  • Principles of family-centered care, including cultural competency and awareness.
  • Parent coaching and relationship-based practices.
  • Community health and social services resources.
  • Reflective Supervision.
  • Arizonaís Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines.
  • Arizonaís Mandatory Reporting requirements

Ability to:

  • Use independent judgment.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing.
  • Work as a member of a team.
  • Work a flexible schedule including evenings/weekends.
  • Travel out of town/state for PAT required training.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelorís or Masterís degree in an area related to early childhood education, special education, social work, or a related field.† Successful completion of the National Center for Parents as Teachers Training. Experience in home visitation with children birth through age 3 and their families; preference given to those with proficient bilingual abilities.

OTHER GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Qualified employees who are interested in applying must first notify their current Supervisor of their intent to apply for another job opening within ESBF for informational purposes
  • Qualified employees must have held their current position with ESBF for a least twelve (12) consecutive months and, have a satisfactory performance record and have no disciplinary actions during the last twelve (12) consecutive months
  • Must submit a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card on hire OR pass a Criminal History Background Check prior to beginning employment and submit an active Fingerprint Clearance Card after hire.
  • Maintain a current valid driverís license, proof of insurance, and a driving record that meets ESBF requirements
  • Reliable vehicle.
  • Certification in Adult/Child/Infant CPR.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, squat, sit on floor, play with young children.

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