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Job Title: Parent Educator
Job Number:
Organization: Knox County Health Department
Posted: 3/4/2024
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,      USA
Compensation: 23.21
Position Description: Purpose of Job

The purpose of this classification is to provide educational support and counseling activities to families enrolled in the evidence-based Parents as Teachers home visitation program which focuses on pregnant women and families with children from birth through kindergarten with risk factors.

Essential Functions

The Parent Educator is responsible for the following essential functions:

Provide educational support and counseling activities to parents according to Parents as Teachers program model and KCHD guidelines assuring confidentiality of all client information

Conduct family assessments and screenings, develop family service plans, develop and review family goal plans, and connect to community resources within the context of intensive family home visits

Prepare and implement family plans based on the Parents as Teachers program requirements

Provide comprehensive developmental assessments for children

Regularly evaluate family progress in plan; engage family members to facilitate outcomes

Approach families from a strengths-based perspective and maintain professional boundaries

Maintain an overall caseload as assigned and determined by program guidelines

Keep all documentation including electronic web-based records, paper records and daily calendar up-to-date and accurate

Participate in regular reflective supervision, staff meetings, trainings, continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities, and professional development

Meet contractual guidelines and accreditation requirements

Plan, conduct and participate in educational parent group activities and/or targeted community-based events, including occasional after-hours and/or weekend events

Respond to and report immediately if called upon by local, regional or central office supervisors, as part of a coordinated emergency response by the Knox County Mayor’s Office

Ensure regular, punctual attendance during scheduled work hours

Perform other duties as required

Qualifications: Minimum Training & Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies, Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related field required; Nursing Degree preferred

Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience

Successfully complete Parents as Teachers certification training within eighteen (18) months of hire and engage in continuing professional education post-hire

Ability to communicate bilingually (English and Spanish) and non-smoking preferred

Must hold and maintain a current valid Tennessee driver’s license

Must have reliable transportation and carry appropriate insurance coverage on personal automobile

Minimum of three years’ related experience

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered for employment into the position

Organization Description: Type : INTERNAL & EXTERNAL


Posting Start : 02/12/2024

Posting End : 03/11/2024


Closing Date: 6/4/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jennifer Robbins,  Parent Educator
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Avenue

Knoxville   TN  37917
United States
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Avenue
  Knoxville   TN  37917
  United States
Contact Phone: 18652155284 
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How to Apply: Apply through employer website.

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