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Parent Educator

Description: Every child deserves the chance to succeed. Take the next step in your career today at Four Oaks and help kids on their paths to success. As a Parent Educator you will be responsible to provide regular prenatal to kindergarten in-home visits to families, timely documentation as required, and oversee the responsible work performance expectations established by the organization.

Qualifications
  • Desire to help kids succeed
  • BA or BS in Education or Human Services field
Responsibilities:
  • Understands and utilizes community resources
  • Assesses the family level of development and support needs to maintain effective parenting
  • Develops and implements a realistic plan and/or appropriate community referrals to assist the family
  • Networks with community service representatives to advocate for service accessibility for parents
  • Facilitates support networks, including peer, family and neighborhood
  • Identifies community resources available to help support families
  • Reports on parent/child activity and community contacts
  • Teaches basic living skills, including financial management and employment skills
  • Identifies community resources available to help support families
  • Works with community resources and public systems to achieve effective parenting and proactively assesses community barriers
  • Teaches and supports basic parenting skills
  • Assists in delivery of parent materials and resources in the home setting
  • Provides a safe learning environment for the parent and child
  • Reviews referral information and child assessment to determine the level of development, skills and
  • needs of the child/family
  • Prepares and implements a child development plan based on the child’s developmental level
  • Observes, teaches and models appropriate parent skill development and interaction.
  • Provides information and feedback to the family on the child/family development and progress

We currently have a three-quarter time (3/4) opening for a Parent Educator at our Dubuque location. To take the next step in your career helping children, CLICK HERE to apply today! (The link will take you to our secure application portal where you can apply for this and other available opportunities and track your application process.)

About Parents as Teachers
The Four Oaks Parents as Teachers program is a free, voluntary, family education and support program designed to provide practical, timely information on child development to families.

About Four Oaks
At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It’s more than our mission – it’s the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now. For that reason, we provide prevention, intervention and treatment programs and services.

Although we work with more than 15,000 kids and families in all 99 counties each year, each child is unique and treated as a single, special someone who needs some kind of support. Children may come to us with psychiatric and emotional problems; they stay with us until they feel secure. Some have been in trouble with the law, got into drugs or ran away from home; that’s when we work with them to teach them a better way to live. Others have challenges in the classroom; we teach them in a way that works for them. And when kids need a safe, secure home, we find foster care or a forever family. 

Four Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Program: Parents As Teachers
Employment Type: Employment
Location: Dubuque
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