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Since 1864, we've been an integral part of the Berea community, proudly rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families. While our roots remain in Berea, we've grown to support children and families statewide. OhioGuidestone is always looking for passionate people to make a difference in our communities. You can impact lives and inspire change right in your own backyard. Apply today to work at the largest non-profit, mental health service provider in Ohio. We offer FREE CEU trainings, a great support system, education bonuses and incentives, and much more! Full time employees may be eligible for Public Student Loan Forgiveness at OhioGuidestone and are also offered PAID medical benefits for you and your family!
OhioGuidestone is seeking an energetic, bilingual Parent Educator to work in our Bright Beginnings/Parents as Teachers program. This position will be based in our Cleveland office servicing Cuyahoga County. This is a full-time benefit eligible position. This individual will work with families and their children from birth to 5 years of age working in the community and in the home of clients they serve. Candidates must demonstrate Our Promise each and every day, performing with the highest standards of excellence, integrity and ethics. Join our team to provide families with effective parenting and child development skills, and connect them with proper services in our communities!
Provides twice monthly home visits to enrolled Bright Beginnings/Parents as Teachers families with children from birth to 5 years.
Develops and maintains positive, supportive relationship with parent and child(ren).
Teaches effective parenting and child development skills, following the Parents as Teachers curriculum.
Assists families with making formal and informal connections to appropriate community services throughout the program.
Provides parents with information on disciplining, behavior management, household management and communication and relationship enhancement when needed.
Provides crisis intervention and mediation as necessary.
Available by cellular phone for families in crisis.
Provides the direct service to families as required by the program.
Assists families with developing and attaining goals on a regular basis.
Completes and updates various assessment tools and screenings within the required timeframe, including the ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) with the family.
Assists with planning and hosting once monthly Family Groups.
Regular and reliable attendance is required for all aspects of the job.
Coordinates, makes referrals, or arranges for appropriate community resources when needed, and act as an advocate if necessary.
Ensures that children are transitioned into the proper educational setting.
Maintains ongoing contacts (phone, meetings, conferences) with other professionals involved, including collateral contacts with community resources/services.
Organizes and maintains client information and case notes.
Completes required record keeping and copying of necessary information, including dissemination to appropriate individuals within the agency and any outside agencies based on departmental requirements.
Completes all data entry into Visit Tracker System, accurately and within required timeframes.
Attends and participates in all Bright Beginnings/Parents as Teachers staff meetings and meets with supervisor as determined necessary.
Ensures that case records are complete, current and accurately maintained.
Attends and participates in all required internal and external staff training programs.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.
In times of need, employee may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above as assigned by their supervisor.
Work is performed in the homes of clients. This involves extensive driving. A valid Driver's License, safe driving record, reliable vehicle and proof of insurance are required.
English reading and writing skills required
Interacts verbally with coworkers, representatives from outside agencies, and families
Attention to detail and confidentiality required
Works flexible hours
Requires typing and computer competency, including Windows applications for moderate levels of typing case notes and other paper work.
Minimum educational level is an Associate's Degree in a major field of study related to early childhood or be licensed as a registered nurse. Must be bilingual. Bachelor's degree in social sciences with related experience is preferred. Minimum age of 21 years, with a valid Ohio driver's license and proof of insurance. Must obtain and maintain Parents As Teachers 0-3 and Parents As Teachers 3-5. The agency will pay for new employees to earn and maintain this credential throughout employment.
At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings. Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/AA M/F/H/V IND5