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Parents as Teachers Parent Educator

Parents as Teachers Parent Educator

locationEl Paso, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 1 month ago
Social Services / Nursing
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
$31,000 to $40,000 per year

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

United Way of El Paso County is committed to improving the lives and futures of all people in the community. We bring together expertise, funding and volunteer support to positively impact education, health, basic needs, and financial stability. In partnership with others, we work to eliminate inequities experienced by diverse populations so that all people have a safe, healthy home environment, achieve their educational potential, and increase their financial stability. We commit to building bridges across cultural, racial, religious, and economic boundaries.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Parent Educator contributes to the achievement of United Way of El Paso County’s (UWEPC) mission, vision, and Education Community Impact goals by addressing a key strategy: family home visitation programs.  The Program Manger’s responsibility is to successfully deliver the Parents as Teachers program, an evidence-based early childhood home visitation framework that builds strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) Parent Educator delivers the essential PAT program functions, to include:

  • Preparing for and conducting monthly or bi-monthly home visits, including home visits with reoccurring access to vulnerable populations, which will require 27 to 35 visits per month
  • Partner with families to improve well-being, reflect with families regarding parenting styles, and facilitate discussions and play activities to foster healthy development
  • Planning and conducting group connections and family appreciation events
  • Conducting screenings and assessments for parents and children
  • Utilizing identified resources available to provide family support

Administrative Compliance for Parents as Teachers

  • Complete data entry in two electronic databases including Penelope (PAT) and Extended Reach.
  • Maintain accurate and complete family file records.
  • Complete daily timesheets, staff weekly and monthly reports, monthly mileage and expense reports by set deadlines.
  • Participate in monthly reflective and administrative supervision sessions.
  • Recruit families to maintain a full caseload by conducting presentations in small or large groups.
  • Request donations and incentives for active participants in the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program.

Professional Development

  • Complete at least 20 hours of professional development each year to maintain Parents as Teachers credential.
  • Attend all required trainings: Core Curriculum trainings, Technology Training, PAT Foundational and Model Implementation trainings, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Life Skills Progression, Cultural Competency Training, Health Screenings and other trainings as recommended by program to enhance professional skills and capacity building.

EDUCATION/REQUIREMENTS

At least a four-year bachelor's degree in education, Health, Child Development, Sociology, or a related field is required.  An equivalent combination of education, experience and skills and abilities will be considered. 

Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.

Successful candidate must also embody personal attributes of honesty, integrity, professional behavior, tact, sense of urgency, and sense of humor.

Must possess a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, and daily access to reliable vehicle.

Must be able to pass a background check.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the Parent Educator.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule with the possibility of early morning, evening, and weekend work.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and/or hear. Continual use of the hands with wrist and finger movement using a keyboard is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include long hours viewing a computer monitor screen and occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds.

Skills and Demonstrated Abilities

Strong leadership, verbal and written communication skills; and strong presentation and interpersonal skills.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Must possess the ability to effectively and efficiently coordinate multiple projects. 

Strong organizational and record keeping skills.

Personal Attributes

  • Works well with other people.
  • Works effectively in a dynamic, innovative and changing environment.
  • Pays attention to detail, accuracy and quality.

UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

  • Behaviors reflect a belief that individuals from diverse backgrounds lead to a more successful organization.
  • Educates oneself about DEI issues within the organization and community.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to become aware of and address one’s own implicit biases.
  • Deliberately    works    to     include    individuals    from    underrepresented backgrounds in efforts both internally and externally as appropriate.

Job Classification                                                                         Salary: $36,790.00

This is a full-time non-exempt position with competitive benefits (Health, Dental, Life Insurance and Retirement contributions).

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 years of experience

Salary range

  • $31,000 to $40,000 per year

Required languages

  • English
  • Spanish