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PARENT EDUCATOR DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION- Parent Educator Job Description
Clarke County Public Health is seeking a Full-time Parent Educator to provide services to our clients in Clarke & Decatur Counties. In this role you will provide a comprehensive home visitation program implementing the Parents as Teachers evidence-based model for expecting parents and families with children ages 0-5. This is a strengths-based program that uses parent coaching to provide developmental screenings, goal setting, home visitation, Group Connections and training sessions and provides a network for community resources, referrals and services.
- Serves the number of families determined by program guidelines including successful completion of face-to-face visits and group meetings.
- Accepts referrals and initiates contact with families to schedule an initial home visit within agency guidelines.
- Conducts home visits at times that are convenient for the family which may include evenings and some weekends.
- Provides parent education through personal visits implementing the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Foundational 2 Curriculum demonstrating fidelity to the model.
- Provides case management at a level of intensity that meets the specific needs of each family.
- Provides parenting/life skills guidance that meets the needs of each family.
- Collects child health and developmental information; determines other screenings which may be required.
- In partnership with families, conducts developmental, hearing, and vision screenings. Supports families in seeking appropriate resources based on the results of screenings when needed.
- Assesses family strengths and resources, including informal support systems.
- Establishes and implements a Service Plan with measurable and achievable benchmarks for child and family goals and outcomes.
- Facilitates referrals to community resources/services.
- High school diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies, Early Childhood or related field of study from an accredited college or university is preferred.
- Minimum 1 year experience working in a supervised environment with children.
- Successfully complete the Foundational, Model Implementation and Foundational 2 training and become certified as a parent educator.
- Maintain current certification as a parent educator, by completing the required professional development hours for years of service.
- Possess a valid Iowa driver’s license and have adequate automobile insurance.