CAREERS

We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

JOB TITLE: Jones County Parents as Teachers (PAT) Parent Educator            

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

REPORTS TO: PAT Program Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Home Visitation

  • Facilitates with fidelity the Parents as Teachers curriculum. Attend PAT training and webinars, maintain certification, and adhere to all guidelines as determined by PAT national.
  • Collects and reports all required information on program participants through the intake process, home visitation notes, direct reports, and other interaction.
  • Adheres to best practice guidelines regarding intake process, home visitation notes, safety in the home, cultural competence among others.
  • Attends YPN home Visitation staff meetings and individual meetings as determined by your supervisor.
  • Encourages families to maintain high levels of medical health through support, education, and referrals.
  • Works 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.
  • Maintains a full caseload.
  • Works to recruit and maintain relationships with other agencies for referral sources.
  • Additional data entry, paperwork processing, filing and other admin skills as needed.

Documentation

  • Follows and exceeds agency standards for documentation completion.
  • Completes accurate and timely documentation of all service activities.
  • Maintains current database participant information as required.
  • Provides professional written and verbal communications.

Responsible Work Performance Expectations

  • Practices preventative, safe work habits.
  • Observes all laws, safety mandates, agency expectations, and regulations.
  • Reports all injuries and incidents per agency & program protocol.
  • Provides timely employment paperwork.
  • Participates in required trainings as scheduled and the annual Broadway Maybies fundraiser.

Support Agency/Program Mission & Values

  • Interacts with youth & families in a respectful, strength-based manner.
  • Embraces a deep appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Provides services to families in a culturally competent manner.
  • Proactively contributes to the professional development of self & team.
  • Follows and models the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards as outlined in the YPN Agency Handbook.
  • All other duties as assigned by agency needs.

QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:  College degree in education or human services required. Basic computer skills, data entry, people skills, lifting up to 50 pounds. Able to work normal business hours with some flexibility, Thursday evenings and other evenings/weekends possible.

FULL TIME. NON-EXEMPT STATUS.

To apply for this position please send your resume with cover letter and references to Meridith at mmyers@ypniowa.org.

TITLE: Latino/a Community Parent Educator

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Latino/a Community Parent Educator position is responsible for the delivery of parent education through short and long term group programming, community outreach, and delivery of home visits that support the mission of YPN and the Linn County ECI Grant

REPORTS TO: Program Supervisor

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Home Visitation

  • Facilitates with fidelity the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum. Attend PAT training and webinars, maintain certification, and adhere to all guidelines as determined by PAT national.
  • Collects and reports all required information on program participants through the intake process, home visitation notes, direct reports, and other interaction.
  • Adheres to best practice guidelines regarding intake process, home visitation notes, safety in the home, cultural competence among others.
  • Attends YPN Home Visitation staff meetings and individual meetings as determined by your supervisor.
  • Encourages families to maintain high levels of medical health through support, education, and referrals.
  • Works 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.
  • Maintains a caseload of 12 – 15 families along with 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.

Group Programs and Community Relations

  • Plans and facilitates curriculum for long and short term group programs.
  • Recruits, engages, and retains participants and volunteers.
  • Completes intake paperwork and other documentation as needed.
  • Serves as YPN representative in Cedar Rapids Latino/a community groups and projects.

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.
  • Creates 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.
  • Completes two home visits per assigned family per month.
  • Refers families to local resources based on family needs assessment.
  • Provides case consolation with peers as needed.
  • Maintains a basic understanding of YPN’s participants’ cultural and socioeconomic situation through formal and informal trainings.

Responsible Work Performance Expectations

  • Practices preventative, safe work habits.
  • Observes all laws, safety mandates, agency expectations, and regulations.
  • Reports all injuries and incidents per agency & program protocol.
  • Provides timely employment paperwork.
  • Participates in required trainings as scheduled and the annual Broadway Maybies fundraiser.
  • Able to work 40 hours per week.
  • Attends Thursday evening group programs.
  • Provides professional written and verbal communications within the agency and community.
  • Training Provided:
    • Onboarding
    • Multiple 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.
  • Embraces a deep appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Provides support to services in a culturally competent manner.
  • Proactively contributes to the professional development of self & team.
  • Follows and models the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards as outlined in the YPN Agency Handbook.
  • All other duties as assigned by agency needs.

QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree with educational or human services background required, valid driver’s license, basic computer skills, data entry, people skills, lifting up to 50 pounds.  Bilingual Spanish/English required.

FULL TIME NON-EXEMPT STATUS.

To apply for this position please send your resume with cover letter and references to Meridith at mmyers@ypniowa.org.

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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