TITLE: Parent Educator
REPORTS TO: Lead Parent Educator of Parents As Teachers Program
JOB GOAL: To provide leadership and coordination of the Parents As Teachers program according to guidelines established by the Kansas State Department of Education and Parents As Teachers National Center.
1. Promote public understanding and support of the Parents as Teachers program.
2. Implement referrals and schedule assessments.
3. Conduct home visits and facilitate parent group meetings every six to eight weeks (minimum).
4. Implement the curriculum provided by the National Parents as Teachers Center.
5. Gather family data and maintain records of contact with families.
6. Collaborate with community agencies in providing services to improve health and welfare of families.
7. Provide information regarding child development and appropriate childrearing practices.
8. Provide information regarding neuroscience research and the implications for child development.
9. Individualize presentations for each family.
10. Share results of screening with parents/guardians.
11. Observe strengths of parent(s) and child(ren) and recognize behavior and/ordevelopment of child(ren) deviating from the expected norm.
12. Identify inappropriate parental expectations and/or childrearing strategies.
13. Help parent(s) to be observers, to rake responsibility for decisions regarding their child(ren)’s development, and to be actively involved in activities with their child(ren).
14. Research materials and community resources needed to address parental needs, concerns and/or questions.
15. Supervise parent-child playgroups during the assigned working day.
16. Assist in publications and mailing of monthly newsletter.
17. Attend monthly staff meetings.
18. Assist in maintaining resource library.
19. Assist in planning and facilitating group meetings.
20. Compile and submit evaluation data.
21. Assume responsibility for professional growth to meet requirements for annual re-certification according to Parents as Teachers National Center guidelines.
22. Practice confidentiality.
23. Practice good interpersonal skills.
24. Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 8hours/day, 12 months/year (benefits-eligible)
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Lead Parent Educator.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Prefer baccalaureate degree.
2.Demonstrated ability to work with young children and parents.
3.Certified through National Parents As Teachers Center.
4. Twenty hours of inservice per year.
1. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
2. Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
3. Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Work involves sitting most of the time.
4.Minimum standard based on the criteria of accuracy and neatness of work for teachers.
5.The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. 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.
Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.