Nurturing Parents Program Parent Educator Position

JOB DESCRIPTION: Parent Educator, Nurturing Parents Program

Employer

Berkeley County First Steps

Location

Berkeley County, SC

Classification

Full Time

Date Posted

July 12, 2022

Position Purpose

The Parent Educator will facilitate weekly caregiver education and support groups using the Nurturing Parenting Curriculum. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an excellent understanding of how culture influences parenting dispositions and will be able to respond with appropriate parenting techniques and resources. We are looking for a candidate with superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively as a facilitator in both large and small group settings. Must be able to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment and develop strong rapport with parents and children.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training and help plan the program prior to administering
  • Develop and maintain a service relationship with family and help design and implement a service plan
  • Assist in recruiting and enrolling parents to the program
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of appropriate NP curriculum for referred parents
  • Provide a combination of virtual (during COVID) and in-person group-based instructional sessions
  • Present lesson plans and ensure smooth flow of activities
  • Provide parents with referrals to mental health, social service and healing supports as appropriate
  • Handle organization and maintenance of client information and data entry of case notes within 24 hours of service. Requirements: recordkeeping and copying of necessary information, dissemination to appropriate individuals within the agency based on program standards.
  • Foster peer-to-peer, relationship-based, technical assistance, and culturally responsive programming that is nuanced and respectful.
  • Provide guidance and supports for weekly caregiving groups and beneficiaries
  • Act as an intermediary between parents, the local and state government, and community organizations.
  • Work with staff and contractors to market and amplify programs and supports that will reduce child abuse and neglect and improve school readiness outcomes.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s college degree in a human services field or related field is preferred
  • Must be 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a safe driving record
  • Bilingual / Spanish preferred
  • Group Facilitation or Case Management: 1 year
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to interact well verbally with coworkers and representatives from outside agencies
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be available during the evenings and weekends
  • Work is performed in designated sites in the community. This may involve travel to rural locations; remote and virtual sessions will be performed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Please submit your resume and cover letter no later than July 17, 2022 to imitchell@berkeleyfirststeps.com.