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Parent Educator (Yuma)

Company: Easterseals
Location: Yuma
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

General Position Description:

Parent Educators will provide a comprehensive home visitation program implementing the Parents as Teachers evidence-based model for expecting parents and at-risk families. This strengths-based program uses parent coaching to provide developmental screening, Family Service Plan development, home visitation, Family Connections group sessions, and connections to community resources and services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Provide a Comprehensive Parent as Teachers Program - * Accept referrals, contact family to schedule a home visit. * Meet with the family at a time convenient to explain the program components. * Collect child health and developmental information; determine other screenings which may be required. * Conduct with family participation developmental, hearing, and vision screenings. * Assess family strengths and resources, including informal support systems. * Convene a Family Service Plan meeting to develop functional child and family goals and outcomes. * Facilitate referrals to community resources/services. * Provide parent coaching within natural environments to increase family capacity to support their childs development. * Plan and provide Family Connections Group meetings available to families at least once a month. * Support family to develop a child portfolio, the All About Me Book, * Collaborate with community agencies/service providers to promote timely and seamless services to children and families. * Complete all program documentation requirements and maintain confidential, individual child files. * Maintain and effective and professional working relationship with families and referral sources. * Support families through transitions to other services as necessary. * Assess and support access to emergency needs of families for food, diapers, clothing, and transportation. * Ensure fidelity to First Things First Standards of Practice, as well as National PAT model implementation standards. * Function as an enthusiastic, competent, contributing member of ESBF staff- * Complete initial Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Training (5 days) requirements and maintain knowledge of best practices and current research; complete 20 hours of professional development annually. * Use Reflective Supervision effectively, accept feedback and share experiences working with families. * Attend and participate in all required staff meetings. * Participate in PAT Self-Assessment and Program Evaluation processes; FTF monitoring activities and contribute to the development and implementation of improvement plans. * Comply with State, Federal and Other Relevant Regulations/Requirements- * Report suspected neglect/abuse to Child Protective Services and supervisor, complete required documentation. * Comply with privacy laws and requirement under HIPAA regulations * Follow all safety procedures required by ESBF. * Knowledge of: * Infant and toddler typical and atypical development. * Family systems and group dynamics. * Principles of family-centered care, including cultural competency and awareness. * Parent coaching and relationship-based practices. * Community health and social services resources. * Reflective Supervision. * Arizonas Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines. * Arizonas Mandatory Reporting requirements

* Ability to: * Use independent judgment. * Communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing. * Work as a member of a team. * Work a flexible schedule including evenings/weekends. * Travel out of town/state for PAT required training.

Minimum Requirements: or equivalent combination of education and experience

* Education: * Bachelors or Masters degree in an area related to early childhood education, special education, social work, or a related field. * Successful completion of the National Center for Parents as Teachers Training (employer provides) * Experience: * Experience in home visitation with children birth through age 3 and their families.

* Regulatory * Clean criminal background check and the ability to obtain and maintain a level one clearance card. * Certification in Adult/Child/Infant CPR. (If not current, employer provides) * Maintain a current valid drivers license, proof of insurance, and a driving record that meets ESBF requirements * Reliable Vehicle

Physical requirements:

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Keywords: Easterseals, Yuma , Parent Educator (Yuma), Other , Yuma, Arizona

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