Bilingual Parent Educator – Parents as Teachers of Warren County
LOCATION: Dover, New Jersey
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time / Non-Exempt- 37.5 hours/week
ANNUAL SALARY: $32,000/year
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing intensive home visiting to a standard caseload of 20 families in compliance with the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Essential Requirements.
- Maintain regular and long-term relationship with the family.
- Establish a trusting relationship with the family.
- Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship; assist parents in improving skills to optimize home environment and parenting practices.
- Assess the normal growth and development of the target child; assist in increasing the family support system and social connections.
- Increase the family’s self-sufficiency by assisting them improve their ability to problem solve; assist family in establishing goals and plan for the accomplishment of those goals.
- Identify and refers family to other supportive agencies when appropriate and needed, including healthcare appointments.
- Teach basic health and life skills, e.g. prenatal care, immunizations, budgeting, etc. and ensures appropriate utilization of needed health and social services.
- Administer all required tools and screenings according to the standardized Tool Timeline.
- Maintain client charts and records.
- Comply with monthly, quarterly, and annual program reporting.
- Attend ongoing training sessions and meetings, which may require travel.
- Exercise sound judgment related to obligation as a mandatory reporter of suspicion of child endangerment and maltreatment.
- Handle other assignments as requested
DESIRED EDUCATION AND SKILLS:
- Minimum High School graduate; Bachelor’s preferred
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
- Two years’ previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents
- Maturity and experience in working with children (0-5 years of age) and their families for at least two years.
- Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships.
- Ability to relate to families from a strength-based model and approach families from a family-centered service model.
- Flexible availability that might include weekend and evening hours.
- Knowledgeable about community resources in Warren County.
- Ability to establish and maintain personal/programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.
- Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
- Experience working with culturally diverse communities/families.
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Computer literacy in MS Office Suite