CFCE Parent-Child Educational Specialist

JOB TITLE:                   CFCE Parent-Child Educational Specialist

DEPARTMENT:          Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

REPORTS TO:              CFCE Director/CFCE Coordinator

SALARY:                        $21 – $23 hour/ Part-time/21 – 28 hours wk. Hybrid work schedule

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY

The CFCE Parent-Child Educational Specialist will provide developmentally appropriate, early learning and literacy rich experiences, including playgroups (virtual and in-person) for young children ages 0 – 8. Responsibilities also include community outreach, providing families with resources and information on early learning and development, parenting and on local community resources.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement developmentally appropriate parent/child programming (with focus areas based on annual needs assessment)
  • Implement programming throughout the 23 towns SHI CFCE covers.
  • Provide support and resources to parents attending the programs.
  • Work to support the development, planning and implementation of an array of parent educational opportunities in keeping with family interests and community trends in the Self-Help Inc., CFCE communities. (individually or in a team and at times that are convenient for parents)
  • Assist parents with referrals as needed.
  • Input all data from playgroups, parent workshops, referrals and ASQ into the database.
  • Send out Activity emails to parents in Constant Contact.
  • Includes parent presentations, distribution of information, scoring of questionnaires, providing written results, dialogue with parent regarding results and assisting with any referrals, entering into the database, monitoring and maintenance of online ASQ system, maintaining parent files, organizing subsequent ASQ Questionnaires.
  • Contact and collaborate with the public schools as needed. Attend Kindergarten Open House/Events to assist and/or provide Kindergarten readiness information and SHI/CFCE outreach.
  • Provide information and resources to families regarding the importance of literacy and language development.
  • Picking up packages from area businesses and assisting parents with pick up.
  • Assist with implementation of Brain Building in Progress Annual event (attend activity, develop child engagement activity around theme for event, develop parent educational handouts to accompany)
  • Attend all required CFCE events, staff meetings, individual supervision and provide detailed information in a timely manner on weekly reports.
  •  Attend professional development trainings to enhance education and skills related to the field as well as those requested.
  •  Assist with Annual Grant as needed (program activity sheets, signature sheets, in-kind report).
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

  • Flexibility
  • Communication proficiency
  • Client Focus
  • Technical Capacity
  • Collaboration Skills

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This would require the ability to open filing cabinets, bend or stand as necessary.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs., to transport educational materials to programming sites.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Human Services/Development, Special Needs, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Experience working within a diverse community, pre-school children and families, low-income residents, and experience working with community agencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood education principles and the ability to apply them to support children and families in a learning environment.
  • Valid Driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Travel within 23 communities CFCE serves is required. Mileage reimbursement provided. Comprehensive benefits package offered.


SHI is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, ancestry, marital status or sexual preference, political or union affiliation.

E-mail or mail resume to:

mdavidson@selfhelpinc.org or Mail it to:

Self Help Inc.
Attn: Michele Davidson
45 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301

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