The Parent Infant Educator is responsible for providing comprehensive child development and family support services to eligible pregnant women, infants, toddlers and their families through a series of weekly in-home instruction sessions and scheduled socialization activities. The Parent Infant Educator is responsible for designing, planning and coordinating developmentally appropriate experiences that meet all component areas of the agency’s birth-to-three programs, school readiness goals established by the program and the individual needs of the child.
JOB FUNCTIONS: (include but not limited to the following)
- Plans, prepares and facilitates home-based developmental activities on a weekly basis, in accordance with family goals, needs, capabilities and resources.
- In conjunction with other team members, coordinates and conducts in-house “socialization groups” on a bi-monthly basis.
- Provides case management for families.
- Works with family member participants to develop, review and amend “Family Partnership Agreements” as needed.
- Completes required paperwork on a daily basis, including lesson plans, child observations, home visit lesson plans; completes developmental and social and emotional screenings.
- Communicates with parents, other staff members and children on a daily basis.
- Maintains a high level of professionalism while adhering to city, state and federal regulations outlining the Head Start program.
- Completes Teaching Strategies Gold Interrater Reliability training module within 90 days of hire date.
- Required to enter documentation and data in program database TSG, COPA, or ChildPlus.
- Analyze child outcome data based on the on-going assessment schedule and report on progress made by children in meeting school readiness goals.
- Documents progress of family and children participants weekly.
- Plans and conducts parent workshops on relevant topics.
- Assists families in the transition process and finding opportunities that meet the family need.
- Attends IFSP meetings to support family in the referral process with Early Intervention.
- Attends various meetings and workshops for professional development.
- Recruits volunteers for In-Kind
- Recruits in community for full enrollment during the day and/or occasional evenings and weekends.
- Other duties as they apply to program goals.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- Associates degree from an accredited college with significant experience and intentions to pursue a higher level of training in Early Childhood Education required;
- Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college or university preferred;
- Two to five years of job-related experience preferred;
- Current, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required;
- Reliable means of transportation required;
- Successful completion of First Aid/CPR certification will be required;
- Proof of physical examination, tuberculosis and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) screening within the last six months required;
- Fluent verbal and written English and Spanish communication required.
- 1951 W 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
- 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
- 3050 E 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Sick leave
- Paid holidays
- Employee assistance program
- 401k with employer matching
- Company-paid basic life insurance and AD&D coverage
- Company-paid short term disability coverage
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday (some weekends and evenings may apply as needed for recruitment events)
To apply please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org regarding interest in this open position.