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.
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.