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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Additional Opportunities

Title: Parent Educator

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Regional Office of Education

Hours: Full-Time: 12 months, 210 days

Salary: $28,000-$32,000 annually

Title:    Parent Educator
           Early Childhood-Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Qualifications:    Bachelor or four-year degree in early childhood education, social work, health, psychology or a related field
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
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
Valid Illinois driver’s license
Proficiency in technology
Bilingual applicants strongly desired

Function:  Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of children (birth to three years) by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.  A certified parent educator implements the Parents as Teachers model by providing personal visits (typically held in the home) emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families.  The parent educator must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.

Reports to:  Early Childhood Coordinator

Employment:  Full Time – 12 months, 210 days

Job Description/Responsibilities;

1.    Engage in recruitment activities in the community.  
2.    Plan, deliver and document personal visits for a fulltime caseload of 16 families
3.    Use the PAT Foundational Curriculum to share research based information with families
4.    Provide family support in a nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, tactful and patient manner
5.    Organize and host group connections to give families an opportunity to build social connections
6.    Complete development screening and health reviews
7.    Connect families to resources that help to address their needs and reach their goals
8.    Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, preschool or kindergarten
9.    Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation
10.    Organize and inventory supplies / materials, etc.
11.    Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly
12.    Participate in at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
13.    Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
14.    Participate in continuous quality improvement
15.    Other activities as assigned

Interested applicants are required to apply to this position through the following link:

DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer