|Hiring Organization||Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)|
|Post Name||Parent Educator|
|Qualification||Associate degree in early childhood education, social work, psychology, human services, nursing, or related field or related field, including 12 units of early childhood education/child development core courses outlined in the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Child Development Permit Matrix; OR|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Work Hours||8 Hours|
|Salary||USD 5000 To USD 6000 Per Month|
|Location||Los Angeles, California, United States 90017|
PACE Education provides high-quality early childhood education with case management support services from birth to five years of age for economically disadvantaged families. In addition to early childhood education, the program also provides case management support to assist with health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, and parent empowerment/involvement services.
This program is funded and operated under Head Start, Early Head Start, and State Preschool guidelines and regulations. PACE Education includes Head Start Center-Based Program that operates 14 school sites enrolling 738 children ages 3-5.
Early Head Start Home-Based Program enrolling over 262 children ages 0-3 years and pregnant women and 80 Early Head Start Center Based. These services are provided in the metro Los Angeles area through Santa Monica and South Bay communities (Gardena, Torrance, Hawthorne, and Lawndale).?
The EHS Parent Educator provides case management support services and appropriate child development activities to infants, toddlers, pregnant mothers, and their families. The role of the EHS Parent Educator is to form a partnership with parents to develop and implement positive early childhood experiences for their children.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage a full caseload, up to 12 families, conducting weekly, 1.5-hour Home Visits with parents and children:
- Work with parents to strengthen the family’s knowledge of child development, including helping parents understand how children grow and learn.
- Work with pregnant mothers and other expectant family members to help support a healthy pregnancy through the birth of their newborn.
- Plan and conduct educational activities with parents to meet the child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs.
- Give parents information about health and nutrition topics; ensure health and nutrition screenings and exams are kept up to date; work with Service Area Managers to provide referrals as needed.
- Educate and assist families in accessing community resources and provide support for problem-solving.
- Schedule, support, and follow through with the developmental screening of infants’ and toddlers’ motor, language, social, cognitive, perceptual, and emotional skills.
- Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child’s family; encourage parental involvement in the program; promote parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships.
- Promote School Readiness Skills based on the agency’s current School Readiness Plan.
- Promote feelings of security and trust in infants and toddlers by conveying warmth, supportiveness, and comfort; establish strong and caring relationships with children.
- Participate and assist in the implementation of the Individual Family Service Plan. Coordinate services between families and other community agencies.
- Conduct Bi-Weekly, Group Connections (2-hour socialization group) at a designated location:
- Develop Curriculum Activities that will support and strengthen a positive relationship between parent and child.
- Help parents set up an environment that is safe, developmentally appropriate, and conducive to learning.
- Develop individual transition plans with families, agency staff, and any pertinent community agencies.
- Conduct learning and developmental screenings for infants and toddlers (including DRDP-2015 IT, ASQ-3, ASQ: SE-2, etc.).
- Ensures reports are submitted timely – 30th, 45th, 60th, 90th, and 180th calendar day requirements are met.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings and related activities; attend workshops, conferences, and classes to increase professional knowledge; serve on committees as assigned.
- Maintains full enrollment and participates in the recruitment of children as indicated in the ERSEA plan.
- Accurately completes all assigned paperwork and documentation, on a timely basis, according to agency policies and procedures.
- Provides appropriate customer service to parents, children, community representatives/members, and all PACE staff on a daily basis.
- Implements agency policies and procedures.
- Assists in accomplishing the program’s non-federal share through access to community resources (services, donations, discounts, and/or goods).
- Other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.
- Associate degree in early childhood education, social work, psychology, human services, nursing, or related field or related field, including 12 units of early childhood education/child development core courses outlined in the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Child Development Permit Matrix; OR
- Must have a home visitor credential or a Family Development Credential with 12 units of early childhood education/child development core courses in lieu of an associate degree.
- Must obtain six (6) semester units with a focus on infant and toddler development at hire or within the first year of employment.
- One year’s experience with center-based and/or home visiting programs, adult learning principles, and/or family dynamics, including working with children and families in promoting and educating on child development, early childhood education, health, safety, nutrition, and community resources.
Willingness to comply with established agency standards which include an emphasis on professionalism, productivity, personal responsibility, outstanding customer service orientation, and embracing a team-player attitude.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Strong communication skills and knowledge of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; family dynamics; and community resources to plan and implement home-based learning experiences that promote:
- Ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum (Parents as Teachers);
- Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate;
- Build respectful, culturally responsive, and trusting relationships with families;
- Parents’ ability to support their child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development;
- Effective strength-based parent education, including methods to encourage parents as their child’s first teachers;
- Early childhood development with respect to children from birth to age three; and
- Methods to help parents promote emergent literacy in their children from birth to age three, include the use of research-based strategies to support the development of literacy and language skills for children with limited English proficiency.
- Ascertain what health and development services the family receives and work with providers of these services to eliminate gaps in service by offering annual health, hearing, and developmental screening for children from birth to age three.
- Develop strategies for helping families cope with a crisis
- Connect the relationship of health and well-being of pregnant women to early child development
- Knowledge of computer software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.). Previous experience utilizing the ChildPlus database is preferred.
- Must possess excellent organizational skills; be detail-oriented and able to maintain client confidentiality.
- Must be able to effectively plan, organize and implement educational activities
- Must possess the ability to work effectively with others and be sensitive to their needs.
- Bilingual (Spanish) is mandatory.
- Creativity, vision, charisma, strong presence, responsiveness, honesty, drive, and initiative are all traits that are highly valued.
- Current Adult & Pediatric CPR/1St Aid Certificate to be renewed prior to the expiration
- Valid California Driver’s License and auto insurance coverage. This job requires the applicant to be able to travel independently to the homes of participating families.
- Must pass the following background checks prior to the start of employment:
- Sex Offender Registry
- Child Abuse and Neglect State Registry
- State or Tribal Criminal History Check, including fingerprints
- FBI Criminal History Check, including fingerprints
- Must have verification of T.B. clearance at the time of employment, to be renewed every two years (every 4 years for chest x-rays).
- Must complete a physical examination at the time of employment, to be renewed every two years.
- Provide proof of the following immunizations as required: Measles, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Influenza, and COVID-19
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must complete 15 clock hours of professional development annually that builds the knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities of staff to improve child, family, and staff outcomes. Of this, a minimum of 50% of the 15 hours (or 7.5 hours) must be focused on the specific content area or job assignment.
The working conditions and physical demands of this position will be those that must be met to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties. The physical environment the incumbent will work in is typically an office environment with moderate noise levels that would be expected in that type of work environment.
- T.B. Test within the past six months prior to employment, and every two (2) years thereafter (every 4 years for a chest X-ray).
- Must pass a physical examination at the time of hire, and every 2 years thereafter
- Representative physical demands of the job include normal vision and hearing, standing for extended periods, sitting for extended periods, kneeling and stooping, manipulating objects with hands, reaching overhead, and occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.