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Porter-Leath: Bilingual Parent Educator

Under the direction of the Cornerstone Program Supervisor, the Bi-lingual Parent Educator will recruit and maintain a caseload of forty (30) families and conduct visits to participating families to provide support and parenting education that will improve: the health of prenatal mother and child, parent knowledge and parenting practice regarding child development, early detection of developmental delays, parent-child interactions, etc. utilizing the Parents as Teachers Born to Learn model.


Requires an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood, Education, Social Work, or related field is required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience is required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Build relationships with parents and children through personal visits and group meetings.
  • Recruit families for participation in the program, to maintain a caseload of at least forty (40) pregnant families.
  • Conduct personal visits with participants/clients.
  • Administer required screenings/assessments.
  • Develop a plan for each visit using the Personal Visit Record, ensuring that families receive consistent research-based information.
  • Provide leadership in the provision of services within the community.  Conduct community referrals for participants/clients.
  • Gather information on families including conducting pre/post-test information.
  • Participate in orientation and pre-service training, weekly role-play, and other staff development activities.  Earn competency-based professional development hours related to the six Parents as Teachers core competency areas.
  • Execute the Parents as Teachers curriculum with the program participants/clients.
  • Conduct personal visits with participating families to provide health, development, and parenting information.
  • Keep Supervisor abreast of child/family progress and family issues and concerns as they arise; maintain on-going communication.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of group parent meetings, encourage parents to participate in parent group meetings, and other community service projects.
  • Timely completion and submission of required reports, schedules, and other documentation as required to the Supervisor.
  • Maintain up to date records/documentation of the visits that contribute to the Annual Program Report.
  • Track family health needs and access to preventive care.  Serve as a liaison with program partners.
  • Attend parent meetings and staff meetings.
  • Participate in all program activities.
  • Comply with the established policies and procedures of the agency and program.
  • Contribute to team effort by performing other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Good oral and written communication skills, including good reading skills; must be proficient in English and Spanish.
Ability to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining confidentiality and objectivity.
Record-keeping skills to maintain legible, accurate, up-to-date files so that information is readily researched and retrieved.
Ability to work as a team player to interact and assist all employees as necessary.
Possess the ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families, conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; possess the ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the employee and the ability to intervene appropriately to meet Ability to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining confidentiality and objectivity.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  Work in a non-smoking environment.

Special Conditions

This position requires a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to travel locally to PL sites a minimum of 30% of the time, good driving record with the appropriate level of automobile insurance. Ability to travel overnight if necessary.

NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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