TITLE: Parent Educator   

POSITION DESCRIPTION:The Parent Educator position is responsible for the delivery of home visits that support the mission of YPN and the Linn/Jones County ECI Grant 

REPORTS TO: Program Supervisor  

Essential Functions  

Home Visitation  

  • Facilitate with fidelity the Parents As Teachers curriculum  
  • Collect and report on required information on program participants through the intake process, home visitation notes, direct reports, and other interaction 
  • Adhere to best practice guidelines regarding intake process, home visitation notes, safety in the home, cultural competence, and so on 
  • Attend YPN Home Visitation Staff Meetings and individual meetings as determined by your supervisor 
  • Encourage families to maintain high levels of medical health through support, education, and referral 
  • Work with staff to develop and/or partner with YPN core programming to prevent social isolation of families; this includes offering quarterly events for families to attend 
  • Work to recruit and maintain relationships with other agencies for referral sources  
  • Additional data entry, paperwork processing, filing and other admin skills as needed   


  • Exceed agency standards for documentation completion 
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation of all service activities 
  • File all reports required by funders and the agency 
  • Maintain accurate program records and participant data 

Support Agency/Program Mission & Values 

  • Interact with youth & families, volunteers, community partners, and all YPN visitors in a respectful, strength-based manner 
  • Practice a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Maintain confidentiality related to YPN participants, staff, programs and other activities 
  • Subscribe to positive, solutions-based approach 
  • Follow and model the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards as outlined in the YPN Employee Handbook 
  • All other duties as assigned by agency needs 

Other Essential Functions 

  • Basic computer and data entry skills 
  • High Emotional Intelligence (People Skills) 
  • Ability to work normal business hours with some flexibility 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance 
  • Ability to work Thursday evenings 
  • Valid driver’s license 

Core Competencies 

  • Knowledge of Mandatory Reporter Training through the Department of Health and Human Services and certification up to date 
  • Knowledge of Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 
  • Knowledge of Bloodborne Pathogens 
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the service populations’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics 

Performance and Quality Improvement Responsibilities  

  • Able to work 40 hours per week  
  • Provide professionally written and verbal communications within the agency and community 
  • Practice preventative, safe work habits 
  • Observe all laws, safety mandates, agency expectations, and regulations 
  • Report all injuries and incidents per agency & program protocol 
  • Pass National Family Support Certification Exam within one year of hire date 
  • Attend PAT training and webinars, maintain certification, and adhere to all guidelines as determined by PAT National 
  • Maintain a home visit caseload based on percentage of time allotted to the Home Visitation program, with the standard that 100% allocation to Home Visitation program would result in a caseload of 17 – 18 home visit cases 
  • Training Provided:
    • Onboarding
    • Four opportunities for continuing education throughout the year
    • Parents as Teachers Foundational and Foundational II Curriculum 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in human services, education, or similar field 

Desirable Qualifications:  

  • Multi-lingual English/French, English/Swahili, English/Kirundi, English/Spanish 


Ready to join us?

For more information about careers with YPN, please contact Meridith Myers.
Email Meridith to apply with your resume 
or call 319.364.8909


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