Status
PART-TIME
Rate

Hourly (Starting at $13.00)

Hours

10-20 Hours Weekly

Location

KC First Steps Office

The Parent Educator implements the Parents As Teachers model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being in the work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curricula in culturally sensitive ways, the Parent Educator partners, facilitates, and reflects with families. The Parent Educator will work closely with all staff members of Kershaw County First Steps, SC First Steps, and community partners. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for recruitment activities to build caseload of 10-15 families per fiscal year.
  • Complete an initial and annual family-centered assessment with each family.
  • Develop, monitor, and review goals with each family.
  • Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being.
  • 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.
Qualifications & Skills
  • Associate’s or two-year degree in early childhood education or related field. 
  • Supervised experience working with young children and/or parents is also preferred. It is essential that parent educators have at least a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents.  
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and possessing key characteristics (e.g., empathetic, conscientious, accepting, ethical).  
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.  
  • 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). Must have reliable transportation and maintain a satisfactory motor vehicle record.   
  • Computer skills: including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word processing. 
  • The parent educator must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services. As well as other required trainings.