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Parent/Child Educator
Chewelah and Central South Stevens Counties, Washington
Posted Aug 25, 2014 by Eastern Washington University
Category: Extension and Outreach


Job Summary / Essential Functions:

EWU Early Head Start Parent-Child Educators (PCEs) are early childhood home visitors who Help Parents Make a Difference in the Life of their Child by preparing their child for Success in School and in life.

They accomplish this work by developing and maintaining authentic and respectful helping relationships with parents and children and by guiding individualized, home-based comprehensive child health and developmental learning experiences.

Their goal is to engage and equip parents in their roles as primary nurturer, most influential teacher and child advocate.

Their work is guided, resourced and supported by a well-managed, community oriented, relationship-based university organization that provides effective supervision and content support in child development, infant mental health, health, nutrition, family and community services and other program operations.

Ninety-minute home visits are scheduled on a weekly basis, year round. Caseloads per PCE include 10 to 12 infants, toddlers and pregnant women.

In addition, each PCE organizes and facilitates a minimum of 2 socialization experiences each month.

While PCEs are the primary service provider for the home-based EHS program option, they work collaboratively with parents, other EHS staff, volunteers, community partners and other providers plan and implement the full range of EHS services.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Effectively plan, implement and document weekly home-based EHS services to assure the delivery and coordination of comprehensive and integrated services

2. Recruit and enroll eligible children, pregnant women and their families for the EWU EHS program

3. Plan, implement and document effective socialization experiences twice a month for pregnant women, infants and toddlers

4. Document services in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with program systems, policies and practices

5. Actively participate in supervision, professional development and training, and multi-disciplinary meetings and consultations

All work must be completed in compliance with federal, state, local and university statutes, regulations, policies and practices to assure consistent, high quality services for pregnant women, infants and toddlers.

Work effectively with other EWU EHS staff, supervisors and community providers, including volunteers to provide the comprehensive set of EHS services to children and families

This is a great opportunity - a job can feel proud about while providing services to families. As an employee of Eastern Washington University, you will receive salary plus excellent benefits (medical, dental, retirement and more), plus paid vacation, paid sick leave, and paid holidays! Just as important, you will be joining a dedicated team of professionals devoted to providing comprehensive services to our communities and their families.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications Required:

Home visitors must have knowledge and experience in:

o child development and early childhood education;

o the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition;

o adult learning principles;

o and family dynamics.

They must be skilled in communicating with and motivating people.

In addition, they must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.

Successful candidate must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and should have experience with Word, Internet Explorer and e-mail.

1. A minimum of 1 year work or volunteer experience working with very young children and their families in a human service setting.

2. A minimum of a GED or high school diploma.

Candidates must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Qualifications Strongly Preferred:

1. An AA, BA or advanced degree in child development, education, social sciences or in a related field of study. Transcripts and course descriptions must be submitted with the application OR

2. A CDA in home visiting or infant/toddler care (copy of CDA must be submitted with the application) OR

3. A 1 year ECE certificate (birth to 5) (copy of certificate must be submitted with the application along with unofficial transcripts)

Additional Qualifications Preferred:

1. Work experience in Early Head Start or Head Start; with special preference given for those with home visit experience

2. Past or present Head Start and Early Head Start parents are especially encouraged to apply

3. Work or volunteer services in Ferry, Stevens or Pend Oreille counties

Special Instructions:

Please provide education transcripts, copies of training certifications, and the names and telephone number of 3 personal references and 3 professional referencse. These are required documents.

Location: Chewelah, WA and Central South Stevens Counties, WA

Work schedule:

Variable. 40 hours per week; typically M-F between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Position closes: September 7, 2014

Position screening begins: September 8, 2014


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