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Parent Education Specialist in Early Head Start

JOB SUMMARY:

The Parent Education Specialist is responsible for building a respectful open relationship to help foster parenting and empower parents to be their child’s first teacher. The Parent Education Specialist will evaluate the child’s development, work on school readiness goals, help identify family needs, and provide ongoing case management services to families on caseload.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Create and maintain respectful partnerships with families.
  2. Drive to the family home and deliver health, educational, nutritional and child growth and development information to parents via weekly meetings. During Covid-19 work remotely and conduct home visits with parent and child virtually through distance and virtual learning.
  3. Discuss with parents importance of prenatal, well-child exams, immunizations, health screenings, and nutrition assessments are complete and necessary follow up occurs.
  4. Complete family partnership agreements, developmental screenings and all other required assessments with families in a timely manner.
  5. Assist and support families in locating resources and scheduling appointments with community resources that best meets their needs.
  6. Provide support in parent and child activities that encourages developmentally appropriate activities for the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
  7. Conducts intake and evaluations of clients.
  8. Works with family following their initiatives in the development and achievement of their case plan goals.
  9. Conducts visits to homes, schools and or other service providers in order to help client achieve their treatment goals.
  10. Participates in the ongoing quality assurance efforts for the provision of services to clients.
  11. Participates in staff weekly meetings, case conferences, training and professional consultation as necessary.
  12. Follows states laws regarding child abuse/mental health confidential information in verbal and written communication.
  13. Works collaboratively with members of the client’s treatment team such as children’s social worker, clinician, and other service providers.
  14. Develops and maintains understanding of issues related to clients and families.
  15. Maintains and seeks communication and does outreach with community groups and resources, which support the client’s psychological functioning.
  16. Prepares reports and recording in a timely manner.
  17. Provides emergency services to high-risk families and their children.
  18. Maintains consistent and regular home visit attendance.
  19. Maintains confidentiality as required by St. Anne’s, licensing, HIPAA, and other regulatory agencies.
  20. Provide community capacity building through trainings and skills development pertaining to domestic violence, anger management, prenatal, parenting, etc.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Minimum of an AA in Child Development, Counseling, Psychology or related field required BA preferred w/ 6 units of Infant Toddler course work.
  2. Teacher permit preferred but not required.
  3. Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  4. At least one (1) year of experience in teaching or working with Head Start, low-income, high-risk children and families.
  5. Strong knowledge of Child Abuse laws/Crisis Intervention techniques.
  6. Requires access to a reliable automobile AND a valid California Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier.
  7. Feels comfortable working with clients in various settings.
  8. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  9. St. Anne’s values the dignity and worth of every person we serve. Employees are expected to support children’s emotional and social development by encouraging understanding of others and promoting positive self-concepts. All employees must have the ability to treat those served by our agency in a caring and respectful manner, mindful of individual differences and cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.
  10. As providers of social services, St. Anne’s employees work with clients dealing with complex emotional and mental health issues, many of whom are facing significant personal crises on a daily basis.  Employees must remain aware of any personal emotions, transference, and/or countertransference that may hinder the ability to remain professional.  As such, employees are expected to maintain composure during all interactions and crisis situations, implement a self-care plan, and utilize crisis communication to deescalate client crisis and prevent any serious bodily injury or harm.

HOW TO APPLY

Internal Candidates (who have been in their current position for at least six months) may submit a Transfer Request Form to Human Resources.

Standard Mail
St. Anne’s – Human Resources
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 385-1533

Via email: resume@stannes.org

You may send your resume as a part of the body of your e-mail or attach it as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Once a resume or application is submitted to St. Anne’s it is screened and processed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL to inquire about the status of your resume. If you are deemed a good fit for any of our current openings, we will contact you for an interview.

Please note, St. Anne’s conducts a physical, including tuberculosis and drug screen; fingerprinting and background check which includes Child Abuse Index, FBI and Department of Justice, as well as reference checks.

Thank you for your interest in St. Anne’s!

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