Home visiting Parent Educators will work collaboratively with low-income families to achieve successful outcomes for preschool children, ages 3 to 5 of all backgrounds and abilities in Las Vegas and Laughlin areas. Parent Educators will use the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program models (or other curricula as appropriate) to support parents as their child’s “first and most important” teacher. The position will carry a dual caseload (Virtual for Laughlin, NV) and (In-Person for Las Vegas, NV)

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES (including but not limited to):
The Parent Educator’s responsibilities chiefly fall within the following core functions, although they may perform other tasks as needed:
  • Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance
    • Recruit families most in need of home-based early childhood services, including previously underserved populations from a defined recruitment area.
    • Determine the eligibility of children based on the program guidelines
    • Enroll children and families based on enrollment criteria and maintain a waiting list of eligible children to enroll in the event of attrition.
    • Maintain the funded enrollment level, fill vacancies as they occur, and analyze enrollment data
    • Analyze the causes of absenteeism when families fail to participate in home visits or socialization.
    • Plan and facilitate parent orientations to the program.
  • Planning
    • Ensure the written curriculum for families participating in the program includes goals for children’s development and learning; experiences children will achieve these goals; how SCF staff and parents can do to help children achieve these goals; and materials needed to support the implementation of the curriculum towards achieving the stated goals
    • Prepare lesson plans in collaboration with parents; provide materials to parents and discuss rationale for the approach in relation to child’s development.
    • Develop individual plans for children including goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established child outcomes
  • Program Implementation
    • Follow approved curriculum providing developmentally and linguistically appropriate experiences appropriate to age, language and culture of children served.
    • Implement experiential, age-appropriate learning activities advancing the intellectual and emotional competence of infants and toddlers.
    • Support parents to provide an environment in which children develop age-appropriate cognitive and social skills using increasingly complex language and problem-solving abilities.
    • Model positive guidance and discipline to support children as they acquire developing skills
    • Implement lesson plans in response to children’s needs and interests incorporating observations, anecdotal record keeping, and knowledge of early childhood development.
    • Accommodate Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) as applicable for children with disabilities.
    • Assist parents to provide children with a consistent routine.
    • Plan and implement all socialization activities for families and children.
    • Understand regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.
  • Family Partnerships
    • Ensure meetings and one-on-one interactions are respectful of each family’s diversity and cultural background.
    • Invite parent involvement in the development of the program’s curriculum and approach to child development and education.
    • Establish positive, productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport.
    • Participate in ongoing parent trainings.
    • Work with families throughout the year to identify family goals, strengths, and necessary services and supports, and to describe progress in achieving family goals.
    • Work with parents to identify and access services and resources responsive to their interests and goals and follow-up with them to ensure the referral met their expectations and circumstances.
    • Ensure parents have opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge in child growth and development, the program’s curriculum, the child observation and assessment process, and parenting skills; prevention of child abuse and neglect; family literacy; medical, dental, nutrition, and mental health (encouraging parents to become partners in their child’s health care process and learn the principle of preventative health and safety);
    • Provide a family needs assessment that includes consultation with parents about the benefits of parent involvement and about the activities in which parents may choose to participate.
    • Coordinate or refer families to opportunities for continuing education, employment training and other services through formal or informal networking in the community.
    • Support the transitions of families out of Early Head Start.
  • Community Partnerships
    • Promote the access of children, and families to community services that are responsive to their needs
    • Coordinate services for children with disabilities and their families with community agencies.
    • Act as a family development specialist and work cooperatively with local agencies to assist families to link-up with services in the local community.
    • Develop a working knowledge of community resources; collaborate with family advocates to conduct Community Resource Guide updates.
  • Communication and Service Coordination
    • Coordinate with staff to promote parent involvement in the program as a volunteer, employee, and participate in family events.
    • Record, monitor and follow up on referrals for support services for reporting requirements.
    • Participates in required professional development activities to enhance skills.
    • Assist with planning for and attend socialization
  • Record Keeping and Reporting
    • Perform data entry functions as necessary to keep files up to date.
    • Document efforts to assist families in identifying their strengths, needs and sufficiency goals through completion of Family Needs Assessment, Family Partnership Agreement, and case notes.
    • Gather and maintain child and family data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recording keeping for successful individual and program planning
    • Produce reports as required on child and family progress
  • On-going Monitoring and Self-Assessment
    • Assess children on an on-going basis; gather and organize anecdotal notes into the key developmental areas and document in applicable database.
    • Analyze child progress for children participating in home-based option as scheduled, consult with program coordinator and implement adjustments to curriculum planning and implementation as needed.
  • Travel & Miscellaneous
    • Provide virtual services to clients located in Las Vegas, NV and Laughlin, NV
    • Possible travel to recruiting events, community activities and other locations throughout the Las Vegas community as approved by program guidelines and management.
    • Occasional travel by car, bus, airplane, or train may be required as associated with attendance at conferences, meeting and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases overnight travel may be required.
    • Demonstrate, uphold, and adhere to Sunrise Children’s Foundation’s core values of Mutual Respect, Integrity, Commitment, Trustworthiness and Empowerment
    • Other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator, Family Services Manager, Sr. Community Engagement Manager, Program Management or Administration

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds including files, laptop computers, lesson plans, home visiting supplies or other necessary items with or without material handling equipment
  • Must be able to work for long periods of time while maintaining concentrated attention to detail.
  • Must be able to sit a table or desk for long periods of time with occasional standing, walking, squatting or reaching. 
  • Must be able to travel by car, bus, airplane or train for job requirements, trainings or program actives as needed

  • Education & Work Experience
    • Required to hold a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent)
    • Must have at minimum Child Development Associate credential for Home Visiting (CDA-HV) or obtain one within 6 months of hire date (or date provided by Program Manager/Administration) and must maintain credential throughout entire length of employment
  • Skills & Abilities
    • Must have a valid Driver License & clear driving record and maintain throughout duration of employment with SCF
    • Must maintain auto insurance on personal vehicles driven while completing job duties.
    • Must be approved by SCF auto insurer to be added to corporate auto insurance policy
    • Must possess ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and educational materials
    • Must be able to communicate clearly and using correct grammar both verbally and in writing using English
    • Must be organized, display strong time management abilities, and demonstrate an attention to detail to effectively meet client and program needs.
    • Must understand and use the basic functions of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, & Excel), internet applications and other software to effectively access resources and complete required tasks.
    • Listen intently and ask questions to ensure full understanding
    • Must be available to work a flexible schedule to fulfill job functions and program responsibilities including occasional weekday evenings or weekend events (1-3 times per month)
    • Must interact sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, economic, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences especially parents of children in SCF’s programs.
    • Maintain a positive, open, and objective attitude towards others including volunteers and interns
    • Willing to engage, support, include and work with volunteers and/or interns on an on-going or as needed basis
    • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and work independently with limited direction from supervisors
    • Required to properly utilize knowledge of policies and procedures mandated by HIPPY Program and SCF
    • Must acquire CPR/First Aid Training for Infant/Child/Adult within ninety (90) days of hire date and maintain throughout employment
    • Must submit to and pass a criminal background check prior to hire date
    • Must submit negative TB results (One-Step Skin Test or Chest X-Ray) prior to hire date and submit every 2 years of employment
    • Must pass pre-employment drug/alcohol testing and maintain a drug-free working environment

  • Preferred
    • Prefer Associate Degree (or higher) in child development, human services, or a related field
    • Six (6) months of experience in early childhood education or family services is preferred
    • Bilingual (English Spanish) speaking and writing skills helpful
    • Six (6) months of general clerical experience (filing, faxing, copying, etc.) is encouraged
This description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related certifications, knowledge, and skills.

Department: Home Visiting
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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