Thriving families. Brighter futures.

Parent Education Specialist/PES/Home Visitor for Early Head Start Program

Hours: M-F, 8-4:30


The Parent Education Specialist provides home-based services to Head Start qualified children and families. Works in partnership with the parents in supporting the child’s growth and development.  Encourages parents to participate in the development if the lesson plan and participation in socializations. Recruits and enrolls eligible families and maintains the families file to ensure compliance with record-keeping, data entry and collaboration with other program services.  Develops ongoing partnerships with parents by being respectful of families’ diversity and cultural backgrounds.



  1. Provide children with a learning environment which will help them develop socially, intellectually, physically & emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age & stage of development.
  2. To increase parent’s knowledge, understanding, skills & experiences in child growth & development.
  3. Using programs curriculum, prepares lesson plans according to child & family needs to create and individualize educational plan for each child.
  4. Discuss health topics including nutritious foods as part of the lesson plan.
  5. Visits each family each week for at least 90 minutes per visit. Home visits will contain elements of Early Head Start program components and will be responsible for introducing, arranging and/or providing all Head Start services.
  6. Will share observations weekly in regards to their child’s social and emotional development and provide strategies and feedback to work with their children.
  7. Must be available for parents before and after visit to discuss observations of a child’s behavior and discuss strategies.
  8. Assist families in providing resources for at home first aid kits.


  1. BA in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field.
  2. Has a Teacher permit or higher from CTC or qualified to obtain.
  3. Ability to problem solve, plan, evaluate, and utilize program analysis.
  4. Bilingual English/Spanish
  5. Prefer at least one (1) year of experience working with low-income, high risk children and their families.
  6. Prefer knowledge and at least one (1) year of experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; adult learning principles and family dynamics.
  7. Head Start experience is a plus.
  8. Preferred training/knowledge in the structure of child-focused home visiting that promotes parents’ ability to support their child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.
  9. Preferred training/knowledge in effective strength based parent education, including methods to encourage parents as their child’s first teachers.
  10. Preferred training/knowledge in early childhood development with respect to children from birth to age 3; methods to help parents promote emergent literacy in their children from birth to age 3, including the use or research-based strategies to support the development of literacy and language skills for children with limited English proficiency.
  11. Preferred knowledge/training in what health and development services the family receives and working with providers of these services to eliminate gaps in service by offering annual health, vision, hearing, and development screening for children from birth to entry into kindergarten when needed.
  12. Preferred knowledge/training in strategies for helping families coping with a crisis.
  13. Preferred knowledge/training in the relationship of health and well-being of pregnant women to early child development.
  14. Must possess and maintain a valid C class driver’s license, reliable automobile and liability insurance, and driving record acceptable to agency’s insurance carrier.
  15. Feels comfortable working with clients in a variety of settings including their homes.


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:

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!


Sign up to hear about the latest great things at St. Anne's