|Title:||Part Time Parent Educator|
|Department:||Childhelp Cummings Community Center|
CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org.
About Childhelp Cummings Community Center
As it celebrates more than 15 years of service to the community, the Childhelp H.K. Cummings Community Center (Cummings) remains true to its mission of promoting and encouraging the spiritual, emotional and physical well being of children, young adults and families in need.
Cummings was founded in 1993 as a partnership between the Pendergast Elementary School District, Southwest Leadership Foundation and Phoenix Urban League to create a Head Start preschool program for low-income families in the area. Cummings and its dedicated staff quickly became a community resource and link to serve a wide-range of other needs.
Position Summary: Responsible for implementing effective case plans and motivational strategies designed to assist clients of the First Things First Program through the Parents as Teachers (PAT) materials and home visitation.
- Assists in indentification and recruitment of targeted families
- Encourages families to regularly attend and remain in the program a sufficient length of time to meet their goals
- Assists in the screening and preparation of children and parents to enable families to fully participate in program activities and services
- Implements designated parenting education curriculum to foster the acquisition of parenting skills for students
- Works with parents to determine parental needs and interest for future parent education sessions
- Establishes rapport and maintains on-going, positive relationships with each family
- Maintains attendance records, screening records, and all mandatory reporting guidelines
- Fosters self-determination; assists parents in developing strategies for strengthening their effectiveness
- Models appropriate verbal interactions, communication techniques, and discipline techniques with children
- Provides referrals to other agencies for families, as needed
- Works collaboratively with other agencies to enhance services to families
- Participates in professional development activities as required by PAT certification requirements
- Performs other related duties, as assigned
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social services, or other related field or equivalent work experience
- Prior experience in case management or related field
- Ability to obtain PAT Certification (training provided to employees)
- Ability to obtain a Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Working hours must be flexible to accommodate work in the evening
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
- Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) and maintain emotional control under stress
- Familiar with community and community support agencies
- Knowledge of child development and effective parenting techniques
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work effectively with individuals from a variety of educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds
- Ability to work in a confidential manner, ensuring information is shared with internal and external individuals in an appropriate manner
- Valid AZ Driver License and reliable transportation. Will be required to drive to clients homes on a daily/weekly basis.
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer