TITLE: Lead Parent Educator
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Provides services and activities in accordance with the Home Visiting Program guidelines to develop positive and enduring relationships with families parenting young children.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Lead Parent Educator will serve as a liaison between Parent Educators and Supervisor/Director to ensure families receive consistent research-based, evidence-informed information and that parents are empowered to use the information to create safe and nurturing environments for their children.
The Lead Parent Educator will:
- Successfully enroll newly referred clients within 7 days of assignment
- Coordinate transition to assigned Parent Educator once enrollment is completed
- Coordinate facilitation of monthly Group Connections and workshops
- Identify and communicate obstacles preventing families from connecting with services
- Prepare charts for audit by the supervisor
- Attend Best Start meetings and provide quarterly updates to the respective Partnerships
- Assist with outreach events as requested by the Birth to Five Program Director
- Provide guidance to newly hired Parent Educators
- Maintain a maximum caseload of 10 PAT clients during periods of transition
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING:
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Child Education, Social Work or related field and/or 5 years’ previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents. At least 1 year experience as a current Parent Educator, 2 years preferred. Must be certified by the National PAT Center annually after completing competency-based professional development and maintain all certifications. Must be comfortable with public speaking and represent the agency in a professional manner. Must demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with clients and colleagues. Bilingual Spanish-Speaking required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employee may be asked to participate in cross-training programs, work overtime, including evenings and weekends or pursue additional education or training when it is determined to be in the best interest of the company by the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer.
This class specification is only intended to identify the classification and to illustrate the duties, responsibilities, and requirements for it. It is not intended, nor should it be interpreted to describe each and every duty employees assigned may be required to perform.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in normal office setting, client’s homes and the community. Noise level is moderate with occasional loud outbursts. Frequent need to work out in the field.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, (i.e., calculator, copy machine and computer printer).
Constantly converses with clients, staff and partner organizations
Frequently operates a motor vehicle to travel to clients’ homes, meetings and community functions
Frequently needs to position self in order to effectively interact with children of lesser stature
Occasionally needs to transport materials (toys, books, etc.) weighing up to 50 pounds
The Whole Child is an equal employment opportunity employer and no candidate for employment will be rejected on account of race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, or sex. Candidates with physical impairments will be considered so long as it can be reasonably demonstrated that the duties and responsibilities can be effectively performed without hazard to the individual, fellow employees, or clientele.