Title: Parent Child Educator - 2 Positions Available in Washington State: Newport & South Stevens County
Early Head Start Parent-Child Educators (PCEs) work in partnership with parents to provide comprehensive EHS services in a home-based program option for pregnant women, infants and toddlers. Ninety-minute home visits are scheduled on a weekly basis, year round. Caseloads per PCE include 10 to 12 infants, toddlers and pregnant women. In addition, each PCE organizes and facilitates a minimum of 2 socialization experiences each month. While PCEs are the primary service provider for the home-based EHS program option, they work collaboratively with parents, other EHS staff, volunteers, community partners and other providers plan and implement the full range of EHS services.
1. Provide comprehensive early childhood health and developmental services in a home-based EHS program option to infants and toddler in partnership with the child's parents
2. Effectively plan, track and document home-based EHS services to assure the delivery and coordination of comprehensive and integrated services
3. Work effectively with other EWU EHS staff, supervisors and community providers, including volunteers to provide the comprehensive set of EHS services to children and families
Conditions of Employment: These positions require services to be delivered in the homes of program families, some of which are located in unincorporated areas. The position requires daily use of an insured personal vehicle.
The salary for these positions is set at $28,276. Candidates hired for these positions will also receive comprehensive health and retirement benefits and generous paid time off!
Home visitors must have knowledge and experience in:
• child development and early childhood education;
• the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition;
• adult learning principles;
• and family dynamics.
They must be skilled in communicating with and motivating people.
In addition, they must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.
Successful candidate must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and should have experience with Word, Internet Explorer and e-mail.
Additional required qualifications include:
Demonstrated high degree of interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity
Qualifications Strongly Preferred:
1. An AA, BA or advanced degree in child development, education, social sciences or in a related field of study. Transcripts and course descriptions must be submitted with the application OR
2. A CDA in home visiting or infant/toddler care (copy of CDA must be submitted with the application) OR
3. A 1 year ECE certificate (birth to 5) (copy of certificate must be submitted with the application along with unofficial transcripts)
Additional Qualifications Preferred:
1. A minimum of 1 year work or volunteer experience working with very young children and their families in a human service setting.
2. Work experience in Early Head Start or Head Start; with special preference given for those with home visit experience
3. Past or present Head Start and Early Head Start parents are especially encouraged to apply
4. Work or volunteer services in Ferry, Stevens or Pend Oreille counties