SALARY:                               $14.50 – $16 per hour (DOE)

CLOSING DATE:                  Open until filled

HOURS:                                 Permanent Full-time (34+ hours per week)

SPECIAL INFORMATION: PAT training will be paid by employer with the agreement that the applicant remain in the position for at least 1 year of satisfactory work performance.

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) mission is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.  The Florence Crittenton Home and Services’ PAT Parent Educator will utilize the PAT curriculum to provide in-home services for families, pregnancy through Kindergarten, by empowering the caregiver with education, tools, skills, support, and experiences to enrich family success.  The PAT Parent Educator will host a minimum of 12 PAT group connections over the program year.

Parents as Teachers is an internationally recognized evidence-based home visitation program based on the latest cutting-edge research around brain development. This research indicates the first three years of life are the most critical period for human brain development, and the experiences children are exposed to in those first three years have major impact on their potential success in relationships, education, and even careers throughout their lives. The program consists of 4 components: Personal Home Visits; Group Meetings; Screening; and Resource Networking.

FCHS provides equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, or disability as defined by federal and state law in our relationship with applicants for employment, employees of FCHS, and the public.

THE POSITION

Work Environment

  • Office
  • Family homes

Essential Duties

  • Maintain accurate client records in accordance with agency and funding source requirements
  • Participate in FCHS staff meetings and coordinate with FCHS PAT partner
  • Treat participating clients with respect
  • Collaborate with community partners to enhance services for participating clients
  • Collaborate with the Lewis and Clark County Health Department (LCCCHD) to implement PAT Home Visiting model; including but not limited to paperwork, model guidelines, data system documentation, and grant report information
  • Staff meetings, continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities with Florence Crittenton, LCCCHD and Montana Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
  • Complete all required FCHS, PAT, and MIECHV-MT DPHHS trainings
  • Conduct initial visit with the clients to begin trust building
  • Conduct individual home visits with clients on a schedule consistent with the PAT model requirements throughout the client’s enrollment in the program.
  • Document services and referral provided at each visit and follow up on referrals
  • Conduct screenings and assessments with clients, using the tools and schedule identified by MT DPHHS and retain screening results in the client’s record.
  • Make referrals when appropriate following Mandated Reporter guidelines
  • Plan, promote, and facilitate a minimum of 12 PAT group connections across the program year
  • Maintain PAT group records of planning, delivery, and demographics
  • Communicate with Program Manager regularly in person, via telephone, and email
  • Some travel required
  • Other duties as assigned

THE PERSON

  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing with individuals and in groups
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Experience working with families, in group and individual settings
  • Project management experience
  • Team player with leadership skills
  • Work under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge and application of basic to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to relate to diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic families participating in program
  • High School Diploma or GED with 3 years of supervised work experience with young children and/or families; OR
  • Bachelor or Associate’s degree in Social Work; Human Services field or related field, preferred.
  • One year experience working with young children and/or families, preferred.
  • PAT trained is preferred, but not required.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Required

  • A valid driver’s license, satisfactory background check and a health statement are required for all employees at the Florence Crittenton Home and Services.
  • Must provide own vehicle, have a clean driving record and provide proof of vehicle liability insurance.
  • PAT Parent Educator must be able to:
  • Exert up to 30 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • Remain in a stationary position (sit, stand, etc.) for extended periods of time
  • Position self (stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, climb, balance etc.) for extended periods of time
  • Identify, recognize, react and respond to all emergencies and perform repetitive motions of wrists, hands and/or fingers

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

THE PERKS

After qualifying period, benefits may include:

  • Access to training and development opportunities. PAT training will be paid by employer with the agreement that the applicant remain in the position for at least 1 year of satisfactory work performance.
  • Family friendly work environment;
  • Satisfaction that the work you do directly impacts young women and children.
  • Retirement Plan 403(b); health insurance; and paid vacation, sick and holiday leave

HOW TO APPLY:

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Application, Resume, and Cover letter should address your availability, reason for applying for this position, and reason for leaving past 2 positions.