The PAT parent educator will implement the national Parents as Teachers model by offering the information, support, and encouragement that families need to help their child develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
The parent educator will provide parent education and support through the core PAT activities, which include: (a) home visits; (b) group meetings; (c) child developmental and health screenings; (d) family connections to community resources and supports. The parent educator will work with the family, community groups and agencies, early learning programs, and the school to help ensure children are prepared for and successful in school.
- Recruit families for participation in Parents as Teachers program.
- Participate in all necessary trainings.
- Conduct personal home visit to families chosen for training in which the educator implements the Parent as Teachers curriculum and provide instructions and support services to refugee clients on topics relating to social adjustment, employment and information and referral services.
- Plan/assist with one parent’s group activity per month, and plan and prepare agendas and pre/post testing for life-skills and safety workshops.
- Ensure that vision, language, developmental, hearing and other screenings take place, and all required benchmarks are met for children and PAT families.
- Provide limited school liaison services to the families enrolled in PAT, as well as other refugee families.
- Refer families, as needed, to other resources within New American Pathways or to resources provided by third parties.
- Keep current and accurate records of the various program activities and prepare required reports.
- Occasionally work evenings and weekends.
- Participate in public engagements and events that promote the organization, Family Engagement department, and its programs.
- Good written and verbal English communication skills.
- Fluent in Dari required. Fluency in Pashto a plus.
- Good knowledge of refugee community
- Ability to deliver PAT curriculum in a culturally appropriate way
- Criminal background check
- Computer competency in MS Windows and MS Word
- High school diploma or equivalency and a minimum of 2 years supervised work experience with young children and their families
- Cultural sensitivity
- Commitment to the organization’s mission and serving refugees
- Valid driver’s license and insured car.
- Criminal background check
This is a full-time, salaried position with an annual salary range of $33,000-$40,000. Employer contributes to medical, dental and vision insurance. Employer pays life and disability insurance. 14 paid holidays and a generous paid time off policy. Employee has the option to contribute to 401(k).