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PARENT EDUCATOR / COUNSELOR

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Job Summary

Location
Denver, CO
Industries
Education
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Part Time
Employee
Years of Experience
Less than 1 Year
Education Level
Some College Coursework Completed
Career Level
Entry Level

PARENT EDUCATOR / COUNSELOR

About the Job

PARENT EDUCATOR /COUNSELOR

 

This position is ideal for those individuals who are retired educators or parents with school-age children.

·        These positions are part-time,typically 25-30 hours

·        Actual hours worked may be impacted by family need, availability, and program requirements. 

 

Family Support Responsibilities:

·        Provide functional and concrete parenting education and life skills training to parents with developmental disabilities in the following areas:

 

Ø     Developmental milestones & appropriate expectations for children.

Ø     Medical & Nutritional needs of children.

Ø     Appropriate discipline techniques.

Ø     Home safety screening, particularly for infants and toddlers.

Ø     Appropriate supervision of child in home and community.

Ø     Budgeting and income maintenance.

Ø     Securing and maintaining stable and appropriate housing.

Ø     Accessing community resources.

Ø     Family recreation and social activities.

Ø     Parent’s health and family planning.

 

·        Assist families in formulating and reviewing their goals and objectives.

·        Make weekly home visits to provide training and support based on the families individualized goals and utilizing the parenting curriculum.

·        Provide crisis intervention services to assigned families. Teach methods of problem solving to parents, including how to prevent or cope with crises.

·        Provide coordination and collaboration with support service agencies to enhance the stability of the family environment.

·        Provide occasional transportation of families, when determined "necessary".

·        Be available by phone for consultation and with other staff and families as needed.

 

Other Responsibilities: 

·        Attend and participate in regular staff meetings and supervision.

·        Maintain accurate documentation and provide monthly written reports.

 

Qualifications:

Mature individual with personal parenting experienceBackground with persons with developmental disabilities or Spanish Speaking a plus.  Must possess ability to work independently, be capable of taking initiative, and possess good written and verbal communication skills.  Reliable transportation and a valid Colorado driver’s license are required.

 

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