Family Educator

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10512963 Child Start Full-time 14.27 Wichita, KS 11/20/2017
A Family Educator supports parents and pregnant women in promoting optimal development of their children. Provides regularly scheduled personalized home visitation, parent group connections and socialization services to eligible children and their families. Partners with families to increase understanding of child development while facilitating parent-child interactions to support learning and growth potential in their children. Connect families to resources in the areas of health, nutrition, family goal setting and crisis intervention. WORK SCHEDULE: This position involves frequent evenings, and hours vary week to week. Days may begin as early as 7:30 a.m. and end as late as 8:00 p.m. Our goal is to meet with families when it is convenient for them, therefore our schedules meet their needs. FLEX SCHEDULING is available, this position can work no more than 40 hours per week. To support socialization classes, Family Educators are MAY BE REQUIRED to work 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays with lunch and breaks included. Responsibilities Creates a supportive social/emotional environment while encouraging positive parent/child interactions, both in the home and while parents are on site. Empower and support parents in their role as primary care givers. Increases understanding of child development, strengthens parental understanding of childs needs and facilitates learning through regular home visitation and weekly group socialization experiences. Plans and develops parent-child interactions using individualized learning plans to stimulate growth in cognitive, language, social and motor skills. Conducts developmental screenings as scheduled, submit referrals and coordinate services. Assesses families needs and connects families to appropriate agencies/services. Documents progress reports, family interactions, and referrals services provided to children and families served. Works effectively with all center staff utilizing a team approach. Maintains all current staff required certifications. Provides education workshops to community agencies as agreed upon with managers and directors. Maintains program standards. Staff will drive their personal vehicles to and from home and site visits. We reimburse $.45 per mile. Qualifications Bachelors degree in Family Development, Early Childhood Field or related field with 9 early childhood education hours. Knowledge of child development and community resources helpful. Six to twelve months experience infants and toddlers. Flexibility and adaptability to adjust to crisis situations in the families. MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE TO APPLY WITH VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. Attend and pass the requirements to obtain a CDL license to drive a small school bus at Child Starts expense. Reliable personal transportation and auto insurance. Must PASS pre-employment and random drug screens as well as KBI and driving record background checks

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