Child Start

  • Family Educator

    Job Locations US-KS-Wichita
    Job ID
    2019-1332
    # of Openings
    1
    Salary Range
    to USD $14.90/Hr.
    Hours Per Week
    20
    Weeks Per Year
    52
  • Overview

    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 20 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. Work in Cooperation with Families to assist in developing a parent plan that best fits the families' needs.
    • Develops child's intellectual skills utilizing basic DAP (Developmentally  Appropriate Practices).
    • Conducts developmental screenings as scheduled, submit referrals and coordinate services.
    • Assist in identifying and formulating new community partnerships and resources that support family needs and action plans.
    • 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

    • Bachelor’s degree in Family Development, Early Childhood Field or related field from four-year college or university with 9 hours of Early Childhood coursework.  
    • 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 DRIVER'S LICENSE.
    • CDL Required
    • Reliable personal transportation and auto insurance.
    • Must PASS pre-employment and random drug screens as well as KBI and driving record background checks.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds for various classroom and event needs or put a child on a changing table.

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