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Parent Educator

Education & Prevention Services | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Position Identification

  • Title: Parent Educator
  • Job Location: Queen of Peace Center - Cathedral Tower
  • Reporting Relationship: Director of Education and Prevention
  • Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Capabilities
  • Employment Status: Full-time Exempt

General Description

The Parent Educator provides strength based, child focused, family-centered services to families using various evidenced based curriculums to educate and support the developmental needs of their children. The focus is on parent-child interactions, parent education of child development and positive responsive care-giving. 

Responsibilities

  • Leads and monitors implementation of the curriculum and services provided through the parenting education program 
  • Facilitates parent education groups and individual parent education plans both on site at QOPC housing facilities or in a family's home with clients
  • Facilitates staff training and helps promote an agency culture that is child focused and family-centered
  • Manages multiple family caseloads
  • Works collaboratively with the mother's treatment team to carry out family-centered treatment goals
  • Maintains accurate and up to date records in accordance to regulations and grant reporting
  • Provides families with community resources and appropriate referrals as needed
  • Bills a minimum of 25 hours per week
  • Other duties as assigned by the department director

Qualifications, Skills, & Knowledge

Qualifications

  • Sincere dedication to the mission of Queen of Peace Center
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education Elementary Education, Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences or related field
  • Two years of experience working in an Early Childhood setting or working directly with high risk families
  • Possess a valid driver's license and be able to provide own transportation
  • Availability to work weeknights and weekends if needed

Skills, Knowledge, & Competencies

  • Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence based practices
  • Experience working in crisis setting with individuals and families
  • Highly skilled in developing interpersonal relationships in a highly professional manner
  • Strong knowledge of principles of child development and developmentally appropriate practices
  • Knowledge of substance use and trauma centered care
  • Knowledge of Disease Concept of Addiction/Stages of Change
  • Highly skilled in motivational interviewing
  • Creative and proactive problem solver
  • Superb oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Outlook

General Understanding & Equal Opportunity Employer

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis and Queen of Peace Center are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability, or other categories protected by laws which are not inconsistent (which do not conflict) with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.