About the Role
As a Parent Educator you will provide services based on the Parents as Teachers Program model, including home visits, parent support groups and periodic developmental screening to eligible client families. You will provide families with information regarding child development and effective parenting techniques with sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic needs of each client.
What You’ll Do
As a member of our team you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
- Recruit and engage families to receive services and determine family eligibility.
- Coordinate home visits as prescribed in the Program for the purpose of observing and providing information to parents.
- Perform approved developmental screening tool on all children in case load and document and report results.
- Provide resource and referral services linking families with community resources and support systems
- Work with families to build on the families strengths to effect needed change.
- Model appropriate adult/child interactions to families.
- Travel as needed to provide services to families. Provide personal transportation for home visits, training, and other appointments as needed..
What You’ll Bring to the Team
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:
- A basic understanding of a comprehensive field of knowledge normally associated with the attainment of one of the following: a Bachelor's degree: and Associate's degree plus 2 years of work experience ; a High School Diploma (or G.E.D.) plus 5 years of work experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of work experience and education in child development, education, or a related field.
- Preferably prior work experience in education, child health and development, child abuse or neglect, and/or parent education, Knowledge of and/or experience using community resources and knowledge and experience with in-home visitation.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with client families, other employees and the public.
- Age 21 with a valid driver's license and a clean driving record so you can be insured on the Buckner insurance and provide transportation as needed. Requires personal transportation to provide services throughout the local community;
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to use tact and courtesy in interactions with coworkers, individuals and families.
In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:
- A commitment to your own professional growth and development to enhance program services.
- A willingness and desire to build and maintain excellent working relationships with your co-workers, volunteers, and the community that we rely on to support our programs.
At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:
- Medical and Dental benefits for employees and their eligible dependents;
- Life insurance;
- Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits;
- Paid Time Off and Holidays;
- Paid Parental Leave;
- Retirement Savings Plan; and
- The 5Star Fun Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and others, creating a happy, healthy environment for all!
The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.