ChildServ is seeking a Parent Educator for our Elgin location.
Meet with families in their homes to provide educational activities and developmental information to parents and caregivers of children ages 0-3 years. Conduct bi-weekly home visits with children and parents that include the on-going assessment of child development. Develop and implement a service plan that meets the needs of the children and the family.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develops service plan with the clients within specified timeframes
Provides child development screenings and referrals as needed
Assesses the needs of the children and parents and provides resources and referrals
Provides child/parent activities utilizing the Parents As Teachers curriculum
Ensures that all children in the program have their medical needs assessed
Empowers parent toward achievement of service goals
Works with families to develop realistic and appropriate service goals
Ensures that assigned caseload receives bi-weekly home visits
Performs other related duties as assigned
Responsible for a caseload of 20 families
Bachelors degree in psychology, early childhood education, Sociology, or related field
0-2 years applicable experience
Valid drivers license, access to an insured automobile and acceptable driving record.
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office
Highly organized, flexible, and can handle multiple priorities/projects well; Good time-management skills
Ability to function well in a team environment
Ability to demonstrate project management, organizational, analytical, and presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal and effective communications skills (verbal, written, effective documentation, listening)
Ability to ensure confidentiality
Demonstrated ability to build professional relationships
Demonstrated problem-solving techniques
Must have a good driving record and willingness to travel. This position requires Parent Educators to drive to the homes of their clients.