Position title: Parents as Teachers Educator
Reports to: Children’s Services Coordinator
Full/Part time: Full-Time
FLSA status: Exempt (Professional)
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Supervises: May supervise interns
Department: Children’s Services
Posting begin date: August 23, 2016
Posting end date: Until Filled

JOB APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send resume and cover letter to HR@soscs.org.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Parents as Teachers Educator is responsible for providing home‐based intervention services, referral, assessment and coordination of activities for families with children under the age of five participating in the SOS Parents as Teachers Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

I.  Program Responsibilities:

  • Accept referrals from community agencies
  • Conduct initial visit with the family to begin trust building
  • Conduct home visits to assess family’s needs and promote positive parent‐child bonding.
  • Utilize the PAT child development curriculum with families each week.
  • Establish case plan with family and PAT Program Supervisor using the Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP).
  • Conduct Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) on all eligible children in the household.
  • Based on ASQ findings, make referrals to appropriate community agencies and assist family in following through on needed services.
  • Provide case management services to PAT families.
  • Arrange transportation to medical appointments and to obtain other social services.
  • Complete annual PAT Health Record to monitor child’s overall health.
  •  Attend and participate in all scheduled Parents as Teachers conferences, seminars and in‐service training.
  • Maintain family records in Penelope in accordance with agency and funding source requirements.
  • Meet with PAT Supervisor on a regular basis to review cases and records.
  • Drive and/or transport PAT clients as needed.

II. Program Support

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of community organizations, counseling agencies, programs and other community referral resources providing services for children and youth
  • Assure that all recordkeeping and grant‐related reporting is completed in a timely fashion
  • Participate in the children’s services team
  • Participate in appropriate inter‐agency program planning for children’s services
  • Assist in advocating for homeless children with community systems impacting their lives

AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively support the SOS’s mission and commitment to diversity in all areas and responsibilities
  • Uphold and ensure appropriate enforcement of all agency policies and practices
  • Participate in community relations and outreach tasks as directed and required

BASIC Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years post BA experience or equivalent relevant experience required.  Knowledge and demonstrated skills in working with children from economically distressed populations as well as sensitivity to the special needs of minorities, women, and low‐income populations.  Knowledge and experience working in the areas of group counseling, parenting education and support, substance abuse, and direct service to children a must. Direct experience working with children and parents in a human services setting desired.  Good writing, verbal skills, and Working knowledge of Word, Outlook and Excel required.  Possession of Michigan Driver’s License in good standing that meets agency insurance standards. Maintain compliance with the Substance Free Work Place Act, the Privacy Act and Federal, State, and local laws regarding professional standards of conduct.