Parents As Teachers Job Description

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.


Specific Duties:

Provide parent education through personal or group visits to families implementing the PAT curriculum in home or in designated place as scheduled

·               To include “Pull, Travel, Perform and Document”

·               Assist in planning and providing monthly group Connection meetings

  • Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable)

  • Complete an initial and annual family-centered assessment with each family

  • 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

  • Complete at least an initial and annual developmental screening and health review for each enrolled child

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

  • Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, to preschool, or to kindergarten

  • Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation

  • Organize and inventory supplies/materials, etc

  • Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly

  • Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually.  Participate in continuous quality improvement



·         High school diploma or college degree in early childhood education or a related field of study preferred in addition to supervised experience working with young children and their parents.

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful, etc.)

·         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 (often in the field)

·         The parent educator must complete the Parents As Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation training’s before delivering

PAT services.  Within 30 days of employment.

·         Good computer/internet skills.

·         Vehicle available for travel to and from home visits, meetings and other job related duties.

Sensitivity to needs of youth and diverse ethnic populations.

 Reports to: Parents As Teachers Supervisor

To apply email your resume to Suzanne Chovanec at: