Parent Educator – Parents as Teachers – Morris
LOCATION: Hybrid/Dover, New Jersey
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time/Non-Exempt- 37.5 hours/week
ANNUAL SALARY: $40-$45k
Parents as Teachers is a home visitation program that pairs trained Parent Educators with pregnant women and young families. During regular home visits, the program provides family support, parent education and helps families build protective factors. PAT uses a strength-based approach to help families identify their own unique capabilities and skills. Focus is placed on development-centered parenting and parent-child interactions.
JOB SUMMARY: The parent educator is responsible for maintaining a regular and long-term relationship with family members in the Parents as Teachers program.
- Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment and parenting practices that promote the optimal development of children
- Assist in increasing the family support system
- Help to improve the family’s ability to problem solve and advocate for themselves and their children
- Establish a trusting relationship
- Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship
- Assist the family in establishing goals and a plan for the accomplishment of those goals
- Identify and refer to other supportive agencies
- Input PAT and SPECT data in a timely and accurate manner into the web-based information system
- Coordinate data collection and compile data for reports
- Monitor family progress and compliance based on Family Goal Plan (FGP) and Life Skills Progression (LSP)
- Access and monitor growth and development of target child by completing timeline tools (ASQ/ASQ:SE, Home Scale, Milestones)
- Monitor current health and developmental trends in order to better assist families
- Support families in following recommendations according to the Home Safety Checklist
- Maintain manual and computerized client files in a confidential manner
- Handle other assignments as requested.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in a variety of office, health care and community settings; may involve bending, color identification, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, lifting up to 35 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, stooping and walking. Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision. The employee will attend meetings at a variety of places and will need to drive. Occasional stair climbing is required.
WORK REQUIREMENTS: There are no unusual work conditions. Noise level at work is moderate. The employee will experience outside weather conditions while in transit to and from meeting or during special events. Able to work evenings and weekends as required. Must have own car and valid driver’s license.
Bachelor’s or 4-year degree in early childhood or related field preferred. High school graduate required.
Computer literacy required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Familiarity with data entry necessary. Two years’ of previous work experience with young children and/or parents is required. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.