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Parents as Teachers Parent Educator

Company: Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative Inc
Location: Camden
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Salary - $48,000 to $50,000Full COVID-19 vaccination requiredThe Parents as Teachers Parent Educator (PAT PE) is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular, long-term contact with families through home visits. During these visits PAT PEs concentrate on family-centered, strength-based, goal-oriented services to assist families with issues involving the parent-child relationship, improving the family support system, family problem solving, and advocating for the client. Referral and monitoring of health care usage and child development are also stressed.Essential Functions:Travels door-to-door or site-to-site to locate and communicate with pregnant women, directs them to needed services, and encourages them to obtain prenatal careContacts women by telephone, mail or home visits to assure proper follow through in making prenatal visits and in obtaining other servicesSupports clients to plan for their own prenatal services, social services, housing needs, and job opportunitiesEducates clients about parenting and prenatal care related topicsSchedules prenatal, postpartum and well community resources needed by clientsMaintains relationship with identified clients and provides emotional and/or maternal support as neededRefers families needing more intensive follow-up to appropriate agenciesKeeps careful records of all contact made and follow-up as necessary. Keep accurate records of services received by clientsEnsures confidentiality of client records, sharing pertinent information only with the client's approvalMeets with Supervisor regularly to report and discuss workAttends initial and ongoing training sessions on maternal and child health, welfare, housing nutrition, substance abuse, counseling, parenting, infant and family support issuesAttends community meetings, health fairs and represents SNJPC as requested by SupervisorPerforms other duties as assignedRequirements:Associate Degree or participation in courses towards an Associate Degree or completion of a Community Healthcare Worker Certification courseKnowledgeable about community resourcesAbility to work well with a variety of people and develop rapport with clients from varied cultural/ethnic backgroundsDesire to expand knowledge baseCommitted to better health care in communityEffective oral communication skills; Bilingual strongly preferred; ability to keep written recordsValid driver's license, car and current insurance policyPhysical Requirements:Must be able to see to read documents and hear well enough to communicate with othersMust be able to write, type on a computer, and use a telephoneMust be able to operate a motor vehicleMust be able to lift up to 10 poundsAdditional requirements to be determined with input from Director and HRReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Work Environment:Travels regularly to sites where traffic, weather, and other environmental conditions may be encountered; otherwise works in a climate-controlled professional office environment generally free from hazards and other adverse working conditions. Works a flexible schedule that includes some weekend and evening hoursSouthern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health. SNJPC offers a comp. salary and benefits pkg. It is SNJPC's policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job.Code of Ethics:SNJPC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply for employment with our agency without regard to abilities, age, race, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio economic status, educational levels, military/veteran status or any other characteristics.PI207907382

Keywords: Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative Inc, Camden , Parents as Teachers Parent Educator, Education / Teaching , Camden, New Jersey

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