Parents as Teachers (PAT) Parent Educator
Title: Parents as Teachers (PAT) Parent Educator
Reports to: PAT Educator
Status: Full-Time, non-exempt salaried
Starting Salary: $32,000-$38,000
Benefits: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short Term/Long Term Disability coverage, Life Insurance, IRA retirement plan, Vacation, Sick time, Personal Time, and Hybrid Work Model
Mission of Focus Points Family Resource Center: To build better communities by strengthening families.
Scope of Organization: For 27 years, Focus Points has worked successfully to transform the lives of low-income and working working families in Northeast Denver and beyond. Focus Points serves over 2,900 participants each year, most of whom are Spanish-speaking immigrants. Focus Points is strongly committed to our values around collaboration, equity, and integrity which add to our four pillars:
- Family Support – Advancing family sustainability through classes and guidance, using a goal setting and strength-based approach.
- Community Resources – Connecting people to resources that advance health equity, financial stability, networks, and community.
- Education – Opening doors to success for children and adults by providing training and high-quality instruction.
- Economic Inclusion – Driving economic stability for communities, families, and individuals by teaching new job skills, advancing careers and co-creating businesses and social enterprises with community.
The Parents as Teachers (PAT) Parent Educator will be certified in the PAT program model and will ensure the delivery of the PAT curriculum into the homes of our families (both Spanish and English speaking) with parents of children ages 0-3 years old. This position is responsible for providing a comprehensive home visitation program implementing the PAT evidence-based model. This strengths-based program uses parent coaching to provide developmental screening, Family Service Plan development, home visitation, Family Connections group sessions, and connections to community resources and services.
Responsibilities & Activities:
- Attend all required training certifications hosted by PAT National, Parent Possible, and the Family Resource Center Association as soon as possible after employment.
- Provides a comprehensive Parents as Teachers program.
- Accepts referral, contacts families to schedule home visits.
- Collect child health and developmental information; determine other screenings which may be required.
- Conduct developmental, hearing, and vision screenings.
- Assess family strengths and resources, using the Colorado Family Support Assessment (CFSA) 2.0 tool, including informal support systems.
- Plan and provide Family Connection Group Meetings once a month, in collaboration with the PAT manager and other Parent Educators.
- Helps guide program in maintaining and achieving DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) standards as set by the organization.
Relationship Building & Interpersonal Skills – The ability to connect with and establish strong, trusting relationships with each family so that all PAT participants feel comfortable and secure within their relationship with their home educator.
Bilingual and Biliterate in Spanish Language – Proficiently understand, speak, read, and write in Spanish and English to provide home visits to monolingual Spanish speaking families and produce professional written correspondence in Spanish and English.
Technology Proficiency – Ability to independently work on computers, use the internet, and Microsoft Office 365, to complete data entry requirements, send emails, participate in virtual meetings, and conduct virtual home visits.
Organization and Prioritization – Manage time, energy, and workspace to ensure maintenance of accurate files and data, meet all deadlines, accomplish all assigned tasks successfully, and maintain a caseload of 16-17 families each program year.
Growth mindset – Enhances challenges, believes that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work and that setbacks are opportunities for change and growth, to continue to improve the caliber of the PAT program through acquisition of new skills, process improvement initiatives, and positive change management.
Resourcefulness and Initiative – Ability to seek out information and solutions independently, seek guidance when necessary, and recognize tasks that need completion without prompting, to mitigate issues before they arise.
Data Entry and Monitoring – Ability to use internal databases (specifically, Visit Tracker) to enter accurate PAT participant data regarding home visits, developmental screening results, etc.
Cultural Awareness and Responsiveness – Supports PAT families in a culturally responsive manner which reflects their values, needs, and personality to provide high quality services to all families and further the agency’s mission of equity and inclusion.
Personal or professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes. Applicant must share a commitment to anti-racist work.
- Hybrid interview process
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Send cover letter and resume with email heading, “Parents as Teachers (PAT) Parent Educator” to Rebeca Snowden, PAT Manager at email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidate is identified. No phone calls please.
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.