Parents As Teachers Parent Educator

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Berkeley County First Steps Parents As Teachers Parent Educator

About Berkeley County First Steps

The mission of the Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board is to improve the early childhood development of Berkeley County children by providing resources and leadership to assist families in preparing their children to reach school healthy and ready to succeed through community partnerships and collaboration.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Berkeley County Lead Parent Educator, the Berkeley Parent Educator will implement the Parents As Teachers home visiting program.  Home visitors use the family’s home environment to help create rich learning opportunities that build on everyday routines and set the stage for school readiness.  Parent Educators will visit each family no less than twice per month; and provide one group socialization per month. Visits will include child development training for parents; activities for parent and child; health and developmental screenings and results review; providing resources and referrals; and support with any issues or concerns the parent may have.

This incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the following BCFS workplace core values:

  • As servant leaders we value families, their inherent strengths, resilience and ability to learn, grow and reach their fullest capacity.
  • We have a culture of learning that promotes compassion, innovation, best practices and continuous improvement.
  • We have a culture of progress that celebrates and encourages excellence. 

All work to be completed in accordance with Berkeley County First Steps organizational standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. The organization reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time:

  • Implements the Parents As Teachers (PAT) Curriculum model.  Using the PAT model, supports parent-child interactions and offers information and activities that align with the family’s goals.
  • Conducts development screenings for infants and toddlers using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ).
  • Observes and assesses each child’s development and utilizes results of developmental screenings to help identify any special needs.
  • Prioritizes the health and safety of children enrolled in the program.
  • Travels to the homes of families on the assigned caseload.
  • Conducts family needs assessment.

Qualifications:

  • BA in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, or Social Sciences preferred. AA in Early Childhood Education or related field with minimum two years’ experience may be considered.
  • Experience as a parent educator and/or with performing home visits preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with caregivers and their young children in an educational or social service setting using a trauma-informed, culturally congruent approach to relationship building.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to imitchell@berkeleyfirststeps.com with the subject line: PAT PE Position

Deadline to apply: June 10, 2022