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Parents-As-Teachers Parent Educator

Oakley, Kansas
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Position Summary:

A certified parent educator implements the PAT model, emphasizing 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. 


*At least 60 hours of college credit in an early learning (or related) field and have a demonstrated ability to work with young children and their families. 

*Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathetic, patient, tactful)

*Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths.

*Strong organizational and record keeping skills.

*Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.

*Technology skills; including e-mail, Internet, word-processing, and iPad usage.

*Must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Training before delivering PAT services.

Essential Functions:

*Engage in recruitment activities.

*Complete an initial and annual family-centered assessment with each family.

*Complete at least an initial and annual development screening and health review for each enrolled child.

*Develop, monitor and review goals with each family.

*Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being.

*Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research based information with families.

*Provide group connections to give families 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.

*Connect families to resources that help them reach their goals and address their needs.

*Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, such as preschool.

*Maintain and submit in a timely way all required daily and program documentation using PAT data management system.

*Participate in at least 1 to 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly. (1 hour reflective supervision for less than .5 FTE; 2 hours for .5 or greater FTE).

*Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually.

*Participate in continuous quality improvement.

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