POSITION: Bilingual Parent Educator
Provide paraprofessional assistance to the EHS/Home Based program participants, including pregnant and parenting adults and children from birth to age 3. The Parent Educator is also responsible for providing resources and support through educational and family development activities. Participate in initial orientation and ongoing training; Conduct weekly home visits to families and provide services as outlined in the service plan. Build and encourage constructive relationships with the families to increase their knowledge of their children’s developmental needs and ability to advocate for their family. Serve as a positive role model for parents to help strengthen the parenting skills of adult caregivers in the families. Complete initial assessments on parents and children; May act as mentor for newly hired Parent Educator. Refer parents to community resources and provide follow-up to ensure needs were met. Complete all required documentation by established deadlines. Participate in monthly activities offered for families. Encourage and motivate parents to attend center-based socialization activities. Recruit new families through positive promotion of the agency and its programs. Participate in scheduled group and individual supervision meetings, providing progress of families and concerns. Responsible for recruiting entire caseload of 20 clients.
Qualifications: Parent Educator must be at least 21 years of age. One to five years experience required. Experience in a social services setting preferred. Must be familiar with the ethnic background and sensitive to the cultures of families in target communities. Must have access to an insured automobile. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Bachelors Degree in social service or childhood education required. Access to insured auto required.
Elgin requires Bilingual candidate able to read, write speak fluent Spanish.
Send resumes to: Careers@childserv.org or for further questions, please contact Ms. Bebe Bermudez at 773-867-7326.