Parents as Teachers Early Childhood Care Provider Educator

Title: Parents as Teachers Early Childhood Care Provider Educator

Reports to: Parents as Teachers Program Manager

Status: Full Time Salaried, Non-Exempt

Benefits: Kaiser 90% for employee 50% for family, Delta Dental 100% for employee 50% for family, LT, ST and life insurance, IRA retirement plan up to 3% match, Vacation/Sick time/Personal Time 

Mission of Focus Points Family Resource Center: To build better communities by strengthening families.

Scope of Organization: For almost 25 years, Focus Points has successfully worked to transform the lives of low-income families in Northeast Denver. Focus Points’ community-driven programs are aptly designed to address the myriad of challenges that our families face, helping them to move further along the pathway to self-resilience and fulfillment. The scope of our services is thus very broad, including early education, health and wellness, economic and workforce development, mental health support, basic needs assistance, public transportation, English Language Acquisition (ELA), and adult basic education.

Position Summary: The PAT home educator will be certified in the Parents as Teachers curriculum and will deliver the curriculum into the homes of our Spanish speaking families with children ages 0-3years old.  This position will require a person who has experience working with immigrant, low-income, diverse families.  This position also requires the willingness and desire to receive trainings and workshops on how to work with families and be flexible and accommodating to changing circumstances and individual family needs. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Attends training certification of the Foundational and Model Implementation of the Parents as Teachers curricula within the first 30 days of employment.
  • Recruits early childhood care providers (providing care for children under 3) and maintains a caseload of 10 children throughout the PAT program year.
  • Builds a relationship of support and mutual respect with all families and program participants served by the PAT program and Focus Points.
  • Visits early childhood care providers in their homes twice a month to implement the PAT curriculum.
  • Visits early childhood care providers in their homes once a month to conduct developmental screenings to children (AQS-3, ASQ-SE, hearing, vision, etc.).
  • Maintains an electronic and physical file for each child/early childhood care provider throughout every program year to demonstrate their progress during their participation in PAT.
  • Records early childhood care providers’ information in a database (currently Visit Tracker data system) two business days after the home visit occurred and assist PAT team members with this task as necessary.
  • Assists Data Specialist to record family’s information (goals and referrals) in a database (currently Efforts to Outcomes data system) one week after PAT registration and ongoing throughout the program year.
  • Generates attendance documents and reports for PAT Manager and assist PAT Manager with data quality checks for the entire PAT caseload.
  • Facilitates and coordinates logistics (space, materials, appetizers, childcare, guest presenters, etc.) of at least two (2) group connection meetings every program year.
  • Actively participates and assists with all activities for the group connection meetings and program celebrations when not facilitating them.
  • Sets goals with early childhood care providers and support their efforts on reaching them.
  • Conducts surveillance screenings and surveys to all parents and early childhood care providers.
  • Coordinates resources and referrals within Focus Points and/or partner organizations.
  • Follows up on resources and referrals with all parents and early childhood care providers.
  • Ensures the structure of a home visit, set by the Parents as Teachers National Center, is always in place to maintain the fidelity of the PAT program.
  • Constantly assesses the effectiveness of the strategies used to implement the PAT curriculum and modify as necessary to accommodate the needs of the families.
  • Attends meetings, training, courses, conferences, etc. as necessary.
  • Ensures timely delivery of time sheets and other pertinent information for payroll.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and open mind towards changes, challenges and/or difficult situations that may occur while being in the parent educator’s role.
  • Maintains a professional attitude and adhere to a high level of confidentiality towards participants and Focus Points staff.
  • Maintains cleanliness of multi-use areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Accountabilities

  • Genuine Interest in Focus Points’ mission
  • Warm and welcoming customer service towards Focus Points families, volunteer, and clients.
  • Professional, positive and polite attitude and relationship with other Focus Points employees.
  • Professional appearance.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Own transportation and mobile phone.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently.
  • Experience and ability to identify with low-income, immigrant families from diverse communities.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and deal with adversity.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, maintain multiple reporting systems and prepare, write and submit reports
  • Willingness to become familiar of community resources.
  • Participation as a Focus Points team player by attending staff meetings and other organizational events and willingness to share knowledge to advance knowledge and skills of others.
  • Understanding and agreement to follow all policies, procedures & protocols as set forth in the Focus Points Employee Handbook and Parents as Teachers Policies and Procedure manual.
  • Conformance to a drug-free workplace, not be under the influence of alcohol and/or other illicit drugs of abuse.
  • Flexibility of schedule including some afternoons and weekends.

Credentials, Experience and Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED, required.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with children and families from diverse and low-income communities, preferred.
  • Biliterate in English and Spanish, required.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and Power Point, required.

CONTACT

Send information to:

Focus Points Family Resource Center | 2501 East 48th Avenue Denver, Colorado 80216

Attn: Indira Galaviz, Parents as Teachers Program Manager

Fax: 303.293.9386

Email: indira@focuspoints.org

*All interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by November 14th, 2019. 

*No phone calls please.

*Interviews will be set on November 20th and 21st, 2019. 

Focus Points Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, ancestry, creed, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.