Parenting Educator for Chosen Families Program

Posted: 05/15/2023

PARENTING MATTERS
PARENTING EDUCATOR FOR CHOSEN FAMILIES PROGRAM
JOB DESCRIPTION
FSLE: NON-EXEMPT
 

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Chosen Families Parenting Educator will assist adoptive parents in learning parenting education information, coach parents in appropriate parenting skills, lend support and help parents access resources to ensure safe and healthy environment for children and permanency of the adoption.  The Parenting Educator will work as part of a team of professionals providing comprehensive, Chosen Families adoption preservation and support services.

REPORTS TO THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Perform a parenting assessment including pretesting and develop a family support plan based in identified needs
  • Perform weekly 60-minute home visits to work on individual family goals utilizing parenting education materials, community resources and family strengths
  • Facilitate Parenting Support and Education groups for adoptive parents utilizing proven curriculum provided
  • Maintain a success rate of 75% as measured by pre-post measures as outlined in the Outcome Measurement Plan
  • Provide case management activities and linkage to relevant services for the family as deemed necessary
  • Establish an outcome measurement framework for each family and work with family on achieving these goals
  • Maintain all required agency forms and paperwork and submit case files for scheduled reviews  
  • Attend meetings, staffing’s, supervision, and committee meetings as directed by Program Director
  • Maintain/increase knowledge and skills in the areas of parenting education, child abuse prevention, trauma, and related subjects
  • Provide Program Director with weekly, comprehensive case summaries, and assist in the monthly reports
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times.  No information is to be released to outside agencies without a signed release from the client
  • Maintain a positive professional image of the agency through demeanor, actions, dress, and behavior
  • Report child abuse to abuse registry whenever it occurs or is suspected.  Secondary notification should be made to Program Director
  • Adhere to agency policies, procedures, and professional code of ethics
  • Perform other duties relating to the operation of the agency as requested by the Program Director

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Psychology, or related field.
  • At least 3 years in direct delivery of parenting education or related field preferred.  Experience working with children with trauma backgrounds and/or adoptive families is a plus.
  • Clear FBI background check
  • Complete adoption competency training within 3 months of hire (Agency will provide)
  • Complete a minimum of 16 hours of initial Parenting Educator training plus 20 hours annually, including Trauma Informed Care
  • Experience with and knowledge of positive parenting skills and information
  • Experience with and knowledge of child development
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative (“self-starter”) with minimum supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Good organizational and case management skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to establish and foster a non-judgmental, trusting relationship with families of all backgrounds, cultures, and economic status’
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure/stress
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and proof of motor vehicle insurance
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 20 lbs.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work site will include a variety of settings based on work responsibilities including a typical office setting, client home settings, and other settings as needed to perform work responsibilities.
 
TRAVEL: Local travel to client homes and other agency meetings/trainings. Trainings, conferences, and other meetings may be outside the local area.
HOURS: Workdays are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Employee may be called upon outside these hours to complete home visits or attend other functions of the position or agency as needed.
 
Parenting Matters provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Position Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $41,000 - $60,000/year

Employer Type: Private Company

Employer Willing to Train: Yes

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