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Parenting Educator/Doula

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

Job Description

Position Title: Parenting Educator/Doula 

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. This staff member will be trained and certified as a Doula and will received cross-training as a case manager. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Participates in implementation and data collections for grant compliance as needed
  • Bills a minimum of 25 hours per week

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Possesses a valid driver's license and be able to provide own transportation
  • Availability to work weeknights if needed

Supervisory Relationships:

  • Reports to Director of Education and Prevention Services
  • Collaborates with agency staff

Skills, Knowledge and Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with parents, children and other professionals
  • Excellent written and oral communication, computer programs and office technology skills
  • Develops a partnership with parents through encouragement and support while acting as a role model

Amount of Travel/Special Conditions

  • Travel as needed to carry out components described in goals and objectives of Project: HERS