Parents As Teachers Job Description
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.
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