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Bilingual Parent Educator- YD

Under the direction of the Youth Development Program Director and CAT Program Manager, the CAT Bilingual Parent Educator provides Parenting classes and Parenting curriculum development and training to program participants and staff, to assist in achieving Community Assessment Team contract objectives. The Parent Educator will work with the parents and caregivers of children and youth served by the CAT program in the North Inland region of San Diego County to improve child, youth, and family communication, and intra-family relationships. Issues addressed may be child development at different ages, family nutrition, family living skills, and physical activity practices. The Parent Educator will provide education classes for parents and caregivers in community settings or in families’ homes. These courses will address the knowledge and skills needed to support healthy communication habits, physical activity, and developmental milestones for children, as well as parent-child interaction. This individual will also administer and oversee completion of evaluation instruments and measures according to the established evaluation timeline

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Specific Activities
  • Provide culturally-sensitive and culturally-responsive services for families of at-risk and/or justice-involved children & youth
  • Maintains small caseload of youth participants in conjunction with parent/caregiver participants
  • Provide services to support the intellectual, emotional, social, cultural, and physical needs of children, youth, and parents/caregivers
  • Facilitate weekly parenting support groups
  • Consult with program case managers on an ongoing basis to support the progress and achievements of children, youth, and caregivers
  • Oversee completion of evaluation instruments and measures
  • Conducts follow up calls to families with runaway youth (primarily referred by law enforcement)
  • Support respectful, reciprocal interactions between caregivers and their children
  • Collect, document, and report data in the Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database
  • Conduct outreach and coordinate efforts with local schools, law enforcement, and community-based programs to best meet the evolving needs of parents/caregivers in the community
  • Coordinates North Inland Parent Education services/classes at various location depending on need.
  • Uses specified curriculum to teach Parent Education classes in English and Spanish utilizing Evidence Based Practices.
  • Utilizes creative outreach approaches to promote Parent Education classes.
  • Maintains proper documentation of all services provided, tracks students attendance and progress.
  • Screens participants to ensure appropriateness for class participation.
  • Evaluates participant learning.
  • Responsible for creating a yearly master calendar of the parenting classes to be held.
  • Utilizes creative approaches to facilitate participant completion of program.
  • Links program participants to community resources.
  • Keep informed and update parenting education curriculum as needed.
  • Provides training on Parenting Curriculum.
  • Conducts community outreach and serves as a liaison to school in the North County region
  • Translates documents in Spanish as needed.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Service or related field required. Must be bilingual (English-Spanish).Trauma informed and/or experience with Child Welfare System preferred also informed of developments in the parent education field and in related professional disciplines. Candidate must have extensive knowledge of parenting, child and human development. Must have experience in group training/instruction and ability to work independently while focusing on multiple priorities and meeting required deadlines. Must be able to engage diverse groups effectively in an educational format
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:  
Possesses advanced knowledge that is primarily intellectual in character and includes exercising discretion and independent judgment
Establish and maintains effective working relationships while showing open mindedness and a collaborative spirit. Compatibility with agency purpose, goals, philosophy, and approach. Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for their work. Utilizes a creative approach to problem solving. Interactions with others reflect a spirit of honesty, humbleness, and self-awareness. Accepts constructive criticism with a positive attitude and willingness to implement change. Ability to work well independently and demonstrate appropriate initiative. Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma Informed, client driven, and culturally competent care.
Other Requirements
Reliable transportation. Must have a California driver license and good driving record. Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed). Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.
Compensation and Benefits
Your well-being matters at North County Lifeline!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (13 days)
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Free health and wellness programs
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Great employee incentive award programs
  • Training and education assistance
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy
Pay Range Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills. EOE
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to client homes. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer.
Work Schedule
Non-exempt, Full-time, 40 hours a week- Monday – Friday- Flexible hours (may include evenings and weekends)