All Other Positions - St. Joseph School District
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Job Title: Parent Educators - Part Time
Job Location: St. Joseph, MO School District
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: St. Joseph School District
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Telephone: 816-671-4000 EXT 172
Job Description:
The St. Joseph, MO School District has immediate openings for Parent Educators-Part Time (20-29 hours per week).  Families are expected to receive visits during a 12 month period.  PLEASE APPLY THROUGH OUR DISTRICT WEBSITE:**.  If you have any questions please contact:  
SJSD Human Resources - 816-671-4000 or visit our website at:


Required: A minimum of 2 years experience in a program serving families and their young children, with 60 college credit hours.
Preferred: College degree in early childhood development, family studies, social work or a related field. 
Terms of Employment:  Specific work hours are established by home visit appointments set by parent educators and mass screening dates for the community of St. Joseph.  Families are expected to receive visits during a 12-month period.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Attend work in a regular, reliable and punctual manner.
  • Partner with families to find and verbalize their strengths as parents and their resilience as a family system.
  • Facilitate conversations regarding child development and family well-being.
  • Reflect with parents on their own parenting practices, helping them identify their goals as parents.
  • Highlight a family’s protective factors to increase their resilience.
  • Connect families with resources depending on their individual needs.
  • Implement the approved PAT Curriculum.
  • Screen children between 3 months and 3 years of age during the personal visit using a developmental screening as well as a health, hearing and vision screening.
  • Provide written and verbal summaries of screening results to parents.
  1. Assist in mass screenings by implementing the approved screening tool for 3, 4 or 5-year olds.
Organization and Management:
  1. Prepare and distribute materials on child development/parenting to PAT families
  2. Maintain files to include records of all screenings and the required documents by DESE
  3. Enter family contacts and screening information into PAT database
  4. Write comprehensive reports from each family visit
Interpersonal Relationships:
  1. Establishes good rapport and maintains an on-going positive relationship with each family in the program through active listening, encouragement, affirmation, guidance and reflection.
  2. Demonstrate positive interpersonal relations with district personnel
  3. Demonstrate positive interpersonal relations with outside agencies
Professional Responsibilities:
  1. Complete the required professional development for annual recertification with Parents as Teachers National Center
  2. Follow the policies and procedures of the school district
  3. Demonstrate a sense of professional responsibility, and exercise thoughtful independent judgment and discretion
  4. Participate in the planning and presentation of group connections
  5. Other duties as assigned.
Employee Behavior and Conduct:
District employees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact, both internally and externally during the performance of their duties. Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest, and respectful.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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