The Partnership's Parents as Teachers Program of Warren County is a home visitation program that pairs trained Parent Educators with pregnant women and young families. During regular home visits, the program provides family support, parent education and helps families build protective factors. Parents as Teachers uses a strengths-based approach to help families identify their own unique capabilities and skills. Focus is placed on development-centered parenting and parent-child interactions.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for providing intensive home visiting to a standard caseload of 20 families in compliance with the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Essential Requirements.
· Maintain regular and long-term relationship with the family.
· Establish a trusting relationship with the family.
· Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship.
· Assist parents in improving skills to optimize home environment and parenting practices.
· Assess the normal growth and development of the target child.
· Assist in increasing the family support system and social connections.
· Increase family’s self-sufficiency by assisting them improve their ability to problem solve.
· Assist family in establishing goals and plan for the accomplishment of those goals.
· Identify and refers family to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments.
· Teach basic health and life skills and ensure utilization of needed health and social services.
· Administer all required tools and screenings according to the standardized Tool Timeline.
· Maintain client charts and records.
· Comply with monthly, quarterly, and annual program reporting.
· Attend ongoing training sessions and meetings, which may require travel.
· Exercise sound judgment related to suspicion of child endangerment and/or maltreatment.
· Handle other assignments as requested.
DESIRED EDUCATION & SKILLS:
- High School graduate; Bachelor’s or 4-year degree in early childhood or related field preferred
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
- Two years’ previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents
- Experience working with children (up to 5 years of age) and families for at least two years.
- Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships.
- Flexible availability that might include weekend and evening hours.
- Knowledgeable about community resources in Warren County.
- Ability to establish personal and programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.
- Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
- Experience working with culturally diverse communities and ability to be culturally sensitive.
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Computer literacy in MS Office Suite
- Medical Insurance Plan (with employer paid HRA - Health Reimbursement Account)
- Dental Insurance Plan
- Vision Insurance Plan
- Flexible Savings Plan
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance Plan
- Long-Term Disability and AD&D Insurance Plan
- Flexible Working Schedules
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please email résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Marie Kinsella, MS, CHES
Director of Community Programs
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
176 Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07505
Submissions without a cover letter and/or salary requirement will not be considered. We thank you for your interest in working for The Partnership. Once submitted, your résumé will be reviewed, and if your background fits our needs, someone from our office will contact you for an interview.