Queen of Peace Center

  • 08-Apr-2019 to 07-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Family Program
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Summary: 

The Parent Educator provides strength-based, child-focused, family-centered services to families using various evidenced-based curriculums to educate and support the developmental needs of their children. The focus is on parent-child interactions, parent education of child development and positive responsive care-giving. 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates parent education groups and individual parent education plans both on site at QOPC housing facilities or a family's home with clients
  • Facilitates staff training and helps promote an agency culture that is child focused and family-centered
  • Manages multiple family caseloads
  • Works collaboratively with the mother's treatment team to carry out family-centered treatment goals
  • Maintains accurate and up to date records in accordance to regulations and grant reporting
  • Provides families with community resources and appropriate referrals as needed
  • Participates in implementation and data collections for grant compliance as needed
  • Bills a minimum of 25 hours per week
  • Other duties as assigned by the department director

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of principles of child development and developmentally appropriate practices
  • Knowledge of parenting skills and prenatal education
  • Knowledge of substance abuse and trauma centered care
  • Knowledge of the Disease Concept of Addiction/Stages of Change
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care and Motivational Interviewing

Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with parents, children, and other professionals
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences or related field
  • Two years of experience working in an Early Childhood setting or working directly with high risk families
  • Possess a valid driver's license and be able to provide own transportation
  • Availability to work weeknights if needed
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