Parent Educator for our HOPES Program

  • Full Time
  • Waco

Website Family Abuse Center, Inc

Position Status: Full-time

FLSA: Non-exempt (hourly)

Supervised by: Director of HOPES



The Parent Educator will implement the PAT model while engaging with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum the Parent Educator partners, facilitates, and reflects with families.




Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field required

Experience working with families required
2 or more years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education preferred

Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
Experience and ease working with a diverse population of clients
Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
Strong organizational and record keeping skills
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, data entry, Zoom
Works well as a member of a team
Maintain professional and personal boundaries with clients

The Parent Educator must complete the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.
Valid Drivers License and insurance

Maintain a case load of 17-22 families and meet with each family 2 times per month
Year 1 – Maximum caseload is 19 families
Year 2 – Maximum caseload is 24 families
*State caseload average is minimum of 22 families per PE
Engage in recruitment and retention activities (as applicable)
Complete initial and annual assessments with each family and enrolled child (as required by the PAT Model)
Develop, monitor, and review goals with each family
Provide 2 personal home visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being (including planning, delivering and documenting the visit) per month
Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research-based information with families
Provide group connections to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of child development
Connect families to community resources to address their family needs
Help parents and children prepare to transition to early childhood education
Maintain timely documentation of personal visits and data
Participate in staff meeting and at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly
Obtain competency-based professional development and renew PAT certification annually

Must have a personal vehicle for home visitations (mileage reimbursement will be provided)
Must be available for weekend or evening appointments, if necessary

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