Careers at Human Services Association
Health / Parent Educator - Family Services
Posted: November 9, 2022
$19.00 - $23.00 per hour
STATUS: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
HOURS PER WEEK: 40
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
Human Services Association requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide health, parenting and/or other educational programs and resources to client families as identified by the assessment and service plan; services provided in-home, on-site or other locations in SPA 7.
• Will manage a caseload of 40-60 per year to meet contractual requirements.
• Review assessment and screening information with parents/caregivers, develop program goals and review progress quarterly or as required by the program.
• Work closely and collaboratively with program staff to assist client families in meeting their goals.
• Assist in coordinating and facilitating structured parent-child and/or family-centered activities.
• Participate in reflective supervision and clinical training.
• Maintain Quality Assurance/Continuous Quality Improvement standards as per contract.
• Establish and maintain a current and accurate record-keeping system with adequate provisions for confidentiality; ensure all child/family files are up to date and accurate.
• Attend meetings and trainings as required by contract and agency.
• Continue professional growth by participating in classes, workshops and/or conferences as the budget allows.
• Report to work at scheduled times, be open to flexible hours to meet the needs of the client families, and maintain good attendance.
• Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of stages of child development, strategies that promote bonding, proper nutrition, progressive parenting techniques or certification, etc.
• Knowledge of child abuse risk factors such as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues and/other factors that contribute to child abuse and neglect.
• Knowledge of Strengthening Families Protective Factors and DCFS Core Practice Model, highly desirable.
• Knowledge of evidence-based practices that support parental resilience and parenting skills, highly desirable.
• Proven competency skills and the ability to exercise independent thought and good judgment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, and organizational skills.
• Strong presentation skills (in-person and via virtual platforms).
• Ability to follow agency and program policies and procedures.
• Ability to meet attendance standards and work additional hours as necessary.
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Strong ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish), highly desirable.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Experience working with underserved and unserved populations, such as people of color, LGBTQ+ community, male survivors, and/or tribal populations, highly desirable.
• Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Counseling or a closely related field.
• Two (2) to (3) years’ experience in early childhood education, social services, or a family support program working with at-risk or high-risk families with children under the age of five years.
• Knowledge of community resources available for families of young children.
• First Aid & Child CPR, a plus.
• Some driving is required. Must provide own vehicle, valid California driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
• Negative tuberculosis screen (required).
• Must pass criminal background check.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job or that an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The Parent-Health Educator’s work location is at the Bell Gardens, CA offices with weekly travel throughout the region; the location has moderate noise levels and is a non-smoking environment.
• The majority of the job duties are performed in clients’ homes; employee must climb up one flight of stairs and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Thank you for your interest in Human Services Association.
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