TITLE: Parents As Teachers (PAT) Parent Educator

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

REPORTS TO: PAT Program Manager


Home Visitation

  • Facilitate with fidelity the Parents As Teachers curriculum. Attend PAT training and webinars, maintain certification, and adhere to all guidelines at determined by PAT National.
  • Collects 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.
  • Maintain a caseload of 20 to 22 families in addition to other duties
  • Works to recruit and maintain relationships with other agencies for referral sources.
  • Additional data entry, paperwork processing, filing and other admin skills as needed.
  • Pass National Family Support Certification Exam within one year of hire date

Core Competencies:

  • Assess family strengths, needs, and child’s developmental stage at intake and then every six months as evidenced by completing ASQs, LSPs, PFSs, and STAR assessment
  • Create SMART goals with the family based on STAR assessment, family strengths, and family priorities within 90 days of starting services and will be reviewed quarterly and updated quarterly with family
  • Complete two home visits per assigned family per month
  • Refer families to local resources based on family needs assessment
  • Provide case consolation with peers as needed
  • Maintain a basic understanding of YPN’s participants’ cultural and socioeconomic situation through formal and informal trainings

Responsible Work Performance Expectations

  • Able to work 40 hours per week
  • Provides professional written and verbal communications within the agency and community
  • Practices preventative, safe work habits
  • Observes all laws, safety mandates, agency expectations, and regulations
  • Reports all injuries and incidents per agency & program protocol
  • Training Provided:
    • Onboarding
    • Four opportunities for continuing education throughout the school year

Support Agency/Program Mission & Values

  • Interacts with youth, families, volunteers, agencies, donors, and all other visitors in a respectful, strength-based manner
  • Provides support to services in a culturally competent manner
  • Follows and models the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards as outlined
  • All other duties as assigned by agency needs

QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:  College degree with educational or human services background preferred and/or a combination of education and experience, valid driver’s license, basic computer skills, data entry, people skills, lifting up to 50 pounds.


If you would like to submit your resume, please email Meridith Myers.

Ready to join us?

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


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