Contractual Parents as Teachers Parent Educator
- Experience Level
Reports to: Director of Programs
Wage Range: $31,000 - $33,000
About HMHBGA: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia's mission is to improve maternal and infant health through advocacy, education, and access to vital resources. Our vision is a Georgia where every mother and baby has the resources and support to be healthy and thrive throughout the perinatal period. Learn more about HMHBGA by visiting us online at www.hmhbga.org.
Overview: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) seeks a qualified applicant for the full-time contractual position as a Parents as Teachers Parent Educator for the Virtual Case Management Home Visiting Program with the Coalition Programs teams. The contract term is January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. We are looking for a dynamic professional to join our team and support our mission-driven activities. The program promotes maternal and infant health by supporting pregnant and postpartum women and their families with home visiting and case management while utilizing the Parents as Teachers home visiting model to its fidelity.
A certified parent educator implements the Parents as Teachers model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development centered parenting, and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners facilitate and reflects with families.
- High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years’ previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents; or a two-year degree or 60 college hours in early childhood or a related field.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, exhibiting patience, tactful)
- Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
- Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
- Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (often in the field)
- Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing
- Have reliable transportation
- Have internet access at home while working remotely
The parent educator must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Training before delivering PAT services.
- Engage in the recruitment of participant activities (as applicable)
- Complete an initial and annual family-centered assessment with each family
- Develop, monitor, and review goals with each family
- Provide personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development centered parenting, and family well-being (including planning, delivering, and documenting the visit)
- Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research-based information with families
- Provide group connections to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children's development
- Complete at least an initial and annual developmental screening and health review for each enrolled child
- Connect families to resources that help them reach their goals and address their needs
- Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, to preschool, or to kindergarten
- Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation
- Organize and inventory supplies/materials, etc.
- Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision
- Refer families to the HMHBGA Call Center, Pickles & Ice Cream, and other programming as needed
- Participate in at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
- Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
- Participate in continuous quality improvement
- Utilize their own reliable transportation to conduct home visitation
Full-time employees are eligible for enrollment in employer-sponsored (80%) health, dental, and vision as well as a SIMPLE IRA retirement savings plan with employer match. Employee benefits also include ongoing professional development training, remote work opportunities and the ability to work alongside a dynamic team focused on improving maternal and infant health for all Georgia families.
To Apply: Please email your current resume, a cover letter expressing your interest (in the body of the email is acceptable), and two references who can speak to the qualifications listed above, to Tina Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no phone calls.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.