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Parent Educator

at Child Care Resource Center

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: *F3FE445D3F37A237

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Parent Educator



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Work where your work matters. Work at CCRC.

CCRC prides itself as a workplace of choice for passionate talent, driven by our mission to cultivate child, family and community well-being. Whether the positon works directly with the public or supports our programs, every position is vital to our mission's success and reputation as a leader. We are not your typical non-profit. We are 800 people strong and growing!

You could play a key role supporting the Family Well-Being Division!

General Summary:

Parent Educators implement the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum model, emphasizes parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the Parent Educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families. The CCRC Home Visiting programs use a family-centered and strength-based model that values the participant as the authority on her/his own experience and as fully capable of fulfilling her/his own potential for growth. Program participants may be experiencing the following: domestic violence, homelessness, mental health issues, coping with a special needs diagnosis, and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) involvement. Under the direction and supervision of the Home Visiting Program Supervisor, the Parent Educator is responsible for conducting home visits, completing assessments, processing data entry, and providing primary parent education in the areas of breastfeeding, attachment, child development, family well-being, and home safety per funder and curriculum affiliate requirements. Parent Educators link program to participants to community resources and conduct monthly socializations as required.

Key areas of responsibility include the ability to:

  • Plan, provide, and document home visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in in accordance with the Parents as Teachers curriculum and the activities approved in the program contract such as completing screenings/assessments. Develop, monitor, and review goals with each family as well as link families to community resources. 40%
  • Collect, enter, maintain and report data accurately and on time. 40%
  • Provide monthly group connections that give program participants an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development. 10%
  • Participate in at least two hours of individual reflective supervision and at least two hours of staff meetings monthly. 5%
  • Attend mandatory funder, curriculum affiliate, and agency required trainings. 5%

These duties include tasks that are required, but currently comprise of less than 5% of the daily workflow for this job:

  • Organize and inventory supplies/materials, etc.
  • Obtain competency-based professional development and renew Parent Educator certification as required by grant funding.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement as needed.
  • Engage in participant recruitment activities, as applicable.
  • Keep up to date with child development literature, research, and trends in the business and politics of early care and education.
  • Prepare oral and written reports as needed.
  • Represent CCRC at community events including, but not limited to, CCRC sponsored events, community outreaches, Best Start meetings, and Special Planning Area meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.