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Make Parenting A Pleasure Parenting Educator

General Purpose of Position:

To strengthen the parent-child relationship for families by increasing knowledge of child development, improving parenting skills, building a support system, providing community resources and referrals, and promoting self-sufficiency of parents.

Job Duties:

  • Be responsible for and oversee all aspects of the parenting group

  • Facilitate weekly discussion in the group (in person or Zoom) and present Make Parenting A Pleasure and/or Haga de la Paternidad un Placer curriculum effectively

  • Provide outreach to families before and after groups start

  • Prepare group content and physical set-up (when appropriate) in a timely manner

  • Keep appropriate paperwork such as attendance records, group agenda, telephone contact documentation, referral forms; distribute and collect evaluation measures

  • Comply with mandated reporting laws

  • Provide supervision to practicum students or interns

  • Communicate with Children’s Program Coordinator and Children’s Program staff

  • Maintain primary responsibility for confidentiality of participants

  • Refer parents to appropriate agencies as needed

  • Check and respond to emails and phone messages

  • Stay current on research regarding parent education and child development

  • Collaborate as needed with other community agencies

  • Attend required program and all staff meetings and trainings as well as workshops, community meetings and events

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervision Received From: Program Manager

Supervision Given To: Practicum students or interns

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of child development and parenting strategies

  • Group facilitation skills and group dynamics

  • Knowledge of local community resources

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals

  • Flexibility and accepting of different parental lifestyles and values

Desired Education and/or Experience:

  • BA Degree (Master’s level preferred) in child development, education, counseling or related field

  • Bi-lingual for Spanish and English, including writing skills

  • Zoom platform experience for group delivery

  • Professional experience working with young children

  • Experience working with low income and highly stressed individuals

  • Experience working with families involved with ODHS

  • Parenting or similar experience

This position is part-time, variable hours, mostly evenings and Saturdays. Compensation is $15.50-$17.00 per hour depending on experience and duties assigned.

Initial training will be provided. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and references here

Position open until filled.

Parenting Now is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, creating an inclusive environment for all employees, and supporting all families in our community. Racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

What it's like to work at Parenting Now

"Seeing parents walk away with more confidence in themselves is especially rewarding. Being a part of their tool bag so that they feel supported is awesome!"
"I am proud to work for an organization that offers so many valuable resources to the parents in our community."
"I really value the support I receive at Parenting Now from my coworkers. Their skills and passion for the work are an inspiration."
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