MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans and implements developmentally appropriate home-based activities twice per month to the assigned caseload.
Responsible for completing intake and enrollment for all qualified children/families.
Assists in maintaining a minimum 80% enrollment rate throughout the program year utilizing various recruitment strategies.
Encourages parent participation in literacy activities, parent workshops, group socialization and other events or training.
Collaborates with Parent Educators to lesson plan for group socialization and parent workshops.
Responsible for the facilitation of group socialization and parent workshops.
Works jointly with parents to develop home visits and activity plans based on each child’s assessment and identified family needs.
Completes Parents As Teachers (PAT) lesson plans and personal visits records.
Responsible for data entry and monitoring of child’s records utilizing the COPA system.
Works jointly with parents to obtain the necessary documentation needed to complete intake.
Completes developmental assessments and family needs assessments with families as needed.
Develops, with parent input, an individualized family support plan.
Maintains and preserves a confidential family file.
Assists in identifying children with special needs and makes the necessary referrals.
Refers and links children and parents to needed services including but not limited to; EI/LEA, WIC, housing, food pantries, medical clinics, etc.
Participates in ongoing training and staff development provided by the Ounce of Prevention, DFSS, Director, other consultants, workshops, and conferences.
Attends regularly scheduled team and agency staff meetings.
Implements procedures for the recruitment, enrollment & engagement of eligible families.
Completes other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or related field with 9 hours in Early Childhood Education Credits and 0-3 years of experience in Early Childhood.
Experience working with young children ages 0-5 years old preferred.
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, 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.
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.
Valid driver’s license, car insurance, and access to an automobile.