Robins' Nest Inc
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Glassboro, NJ, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid time-off, Use of agency vehicle


Parents as Teachers is a home visitation program that provides health and parenting education and supportive services to families.  Parent Educators educate families on prenatal health, infant/child health, and development, positive parenting practices, nurturing parent-child relationships, child safety, and education and employment.  Designed to be a 3-year program, Parents as Teachers provide support to expectant parents from birth until the child is ready to enter kindergarten.

To meet the needs of persons served, we are seeking bilingual staff.

To be successful in this position you must become able to do the following essential duties and responsibilities always:

  1. Functions within the agency's policies and procedures as outlined on agency public documents.
  2. Operates according to the program operations manual.
  3. Meets communication requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  4. Meets supervision requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  5. Meets program quality requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  6. Meets client interaction requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.

Job Expectations

Communication Requirements

 

  • Communicates programmatic or job-related concerns to supervisor and makes suggestions for improvement in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Communicates any performance concerns or training needs to the supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner that positively reflects the agency culture.
  • Demonstrates competent written and verbal communication with referral sources and external customers.
  • Is attentive and responsive to customer needs in a helpful, supportive and timely manner.
  • Works collaboratively with coworkers and agency staff to effectively communicate and problem solve.

 

Supervision Requirements

 

  • Meets with the supervisor in accordance with program requirements.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to address client related issues.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to address performance issues and concerns.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to explore professional development and training needs.

 

Program Quality Requirements

 

  • Meets the obligations of the program (contractual, licensing, Medicaid, etc.).
  • Follows program policies and procedures and encourages the same in others.
  • Educates self on issues impacting the program population.
  • Operates conscientiously in accordance with program budget (i.e., use of client engaging funds, office supplies).
  • Completes and submits accurate written reports and documentation per established guidelines.
  • Ensures the quality and accuracy of written and verbal communications.
  • Submits Level of Service (LOS) within program requirements.
  • Attends agency and program meetings and training within established time frames.
  • Plays an active role in meetings and training designed to enhance agency and program operations.

 

Client Interaction Requirements

 

  • Provides culturally competent service delivery.
  • Upholds ethical standards in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics.
  • Effectively engages all client populations.
  • Continually assesses clients' needs.
  • Provides appropriate intervention strategies and adjusts services accordingly.

Necessary Skills and Abilities

  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Must regularly be able to see, speak and hear.  Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Parent Educators should be committed to continual growth in their ability to respond effectively to families' community, cultural, and language backgrounds.
  • Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.
  • Assume an active role in agency events.
  • Experience in working with or providing services to children and families;
  • Acceptance of individual differences;
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships;
  • Experience and willingness to work with culturally diverse populations which are present among the program's target population;
  • Knowledge of infant/child development; and
  • Capacity for self-reflection.

 

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, use of an insured vehicle and an acceptable driving record.
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