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Parent Educator

Company: YCS
Location: East Orange
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Dedicated. Compassionate. Inspiring. Rewarding.

These are just some of the words to describe what it's like working at YCS. YCS employees are devoted professionals who have a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults.

Do you share the same qualities?

The YCS Parents as Teachers program provides free and voluntary home-visitation program for families from pregnancy up to and including age five. Specially trained, certified Parent Educators work with participating mothers, fathers, and caregivers to enhance child health, growth and development, and school readiness. The program is currently seeking a Parent Educator.

Shift Available:

Mon-Fri 9am-1pm (PT 20 hours/week) Some flexibility to work around the schedule of the families is necessary may include some mandatory evenings and weekends

Duties and Responsibilities Include

The Parent Educator (PE) will provide in-home support, information, and case management to new caregivers and expectant caregivers with young children, including babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

The PE is responsible for maintaining a regular and long-term relationship with the family.

The service delivery and interventions should be culturally competent, family-centered and strength-based.

Engage and establish a trusting relationship with all client populations.

Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship.

Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment and parenting practices that promote the optimal development of children.

Assess the familys need, and assist in increasing the family support system and increase the familys ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocating for themselves and their children.

Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments.

Coordinate and assist with coordination of program events for participating families.

Participate in ongoing, reflective individual supervision to grow self-reflection and self awareness skills as they impact service delivery and the promotion of well-being of the target child(ren), and the children in the home.

Supervision of assigned clients where and when applicable (dependent on program requirements)

Adheres to supervision policy concerning room checks, time out, alerts, midnight shift, etc

Adheres to state and agency mandated staff to client ratios (dependent on program requirements)

Job Requirements

Valid Drivers License

Ability to travel to client homes throughout Hudson County

High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required

Bachelors degree in early childhood or related field (preferred)

Two years of previous supervised work experience with young children and parents

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: YCS, East Orange , Parent Educator, Other , East Orange, New Jersey

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