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Parent Educator

Company: The Whole Child Mental Health & Housing Services
Location: West Covina
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description TITLE: PARENT EDUCATOR QUALIFICATIONS: --- Minimum of a bachelor---s degree and 2 years--- previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents. --- Must be certified by the National PAT Center annually after completing competency - based professional development --- provided at no-cost by the agency. --- Must demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills (outgoing, empathic, non-judgmental, patient, tactful), characteristics considered essential for mastering the program---s five core competency areas (family support & parenting education, child & family development, human diversity with family systems, health, safety & nutrition, and relationships between families and communities). --- Must complete both the Foundational and Model Implementation trainings before enrolling families and providing direct services. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Services and activities provided in accordance with PAT (Parents as Teachers) Program guidelines to develop positive and enduring relationships with families parenting young children. Parent Educators will ensure families receive consistent research-based, evidence-informed services and that parents are empowered to use the information to create safe and nurturing environments for their children. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: --- Utilizes Parents as Teachers evidence-based curricula to conduct personal visits with families with infants and very young children. --- Conducts comprehensive needs assessments with families and assists them in obtaining needed resources such as health insurance, housing, and low-cost child care through referral and linkage. --- Maintains a caseload of up to 25 active clients. --- Meets PAT program---s productivity standards - 48 visits/month during year 1 and no more than 60 visits/month thereafter. --- Completes and submits progress notes in a 24-hour timeframe utilizing the agency---s electronic health record system (SFDB). --- Provides guidance and assistance to parents/caretakers on managing child---s behaviors successfully in the context of PAT requirements. --- Provides guidance and assistance to parents/caretakers on managing familial stressors effectively and successfully within the context of PAT requirements. --- Provides interagency and intra-agency consultation, communication, coordination and referrals. --- Identifies and communicates obstacles preventing families from connecting with program and/or referral services. --- Attends community meetings as requested by management. --- Bilingual candidates in Spanish strongly preferred. Bilingual in Tagalog, Korean, Indian and Chinese a plus. JOB STATUS: Non-Exempt The Whole Child is an equal employment opportunity employer and no candidate for employment will be rejected on account of race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, or sex. Candidates with physical impairments will be considered so long as it can be reasonably demonstrated that the duties and responsibilities can be effectively performed without hazard to the individual, fellow employees, or clientele

Keywords: The Whole Child Mental Health & Housing Services, West Covina , Parent Educator, Other , West Covina, California

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