Bilingual Parent Educator – Parents as Teachers of Warren County

*Signing bonus*

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.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • 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
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