CAREERS

We are currently hiring for the following position:

TITLE: Parents As Teachers (PAT) Parent Educator (Jones County)

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

REPORTS TO: PAT 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
  • Maintain a caseload of 20 to 22 families in addition to other duties
  • Work to recruit and maintain relationships with other agencies for referral sources
  • Additional data entry, paperwork processing, filing and other admin skills as needed

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 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 at 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 20 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

FULL TIME,  NON- EXEMPT STATUS  

Ready to join us?

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

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