Parent Educator
SGA Youth &Family Services

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Post Date: Oct 22, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 35,000-36,000
Location: US - Illinois - Chicago
Job Reference: 656490
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Description
MINOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Participates in on-going training and staff development provided by the funding source, the Education Coordinator, Director, other consultants, workshops and conferences.
Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, education meetings, social service and health meetings.
Integrates other components, i.e. health, nutrition, mental health, parent involvement and special needs into the home visit.
Supports and contributes to inter-system collaboration with other service providers to improve social service delivery systems.
Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB:

Education:

Associate’s degree in Child Early Childhood Education.
A minimal of 12 ECE credit hours and/or a CDA
Experience:

Experience working with young children is required, and at least two years of experience with Head Start is preferred.
Other:

Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required. Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse families, various professionals and community groups.
Must be able to make home visits to present and prospective and former clients in the clients’ own homes.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees or the organization.
Exercises discretion and independent judgment in executing tasks.
Must demonstrate the ability to establish helping relationships with families of varying educational, experiential and socio-economic backgrounds and handle emergency and crisis situations.
Ability to uphold the Head Start performance standards in the educational, nutritional, health, social service, and parent involvement components.
KEY COMPETENCIES

Competent in Microsoft Office tools and inputting services in an online database.
Parent Educators must receive training in education, nutrition, and other topics relevant for the position, and must plan and implement appropriate family/parent educational activities and function as a member of the program team.
Schedule may be flexible and may include some evenings and weekends.
Must have access to a vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Bilingual/Bicultural in English and Spanish.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to remain stationary 50% of the time.
Must be able to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Must be able to transport oneself to and from home visits.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
Occasionally ascends/descends stairs.
Constantly positions oneself to assist children during activities.
Frequently moves desks, chairs, tables, easels, and children's toys.
At times may be required to lift up to 25 lbs. for various classroom and events needs.
Frequently moves in outdoor weather conditions.