Parents as Teachers Parent Educator

Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative

Camden, NJ 08103

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Parents as Teachers Parent Educator


Camden, NJ (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=808+Market+Street+Camden+NJ+08102)


Job Type


Part-time


Description


Salary - $15.50 ph


Full COVID-19 vaccination required


The 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 care


+ Contacts women by telephone, mail or home visits to assure proper follow through in making prenatal visits and in obtaining other services


+ Supports clients to plan for their own prenatal services, social services, housing needs, and job opportunities


+ Educates clients about parenting and prenatal care related topics


+ Schedules prenatal, postpartum and well community resources needed by clients


+ Maintains relationship with identified clients and provides emotional and/or maternal support as needed


+ Refers families needing more intensive follow-up to appropriate agencies


+ Keeps careful records of all contact made and follow-up as necessary. Keep accurate records of services received by clients


+ Ensures confidentiality of client records, sharing pertinent information only with the client’s approval


+ Meets with Supervisor regularly to report and discuss work


+ Attends initial and ongoing training sessions on maternal and child health, welfare, housing nutrition, substance abuse, counseling, parenting, infant and family support issues


+ Attends community meetings, health fairs and represents SNJPC as requested by Supervisor


+ Performs other duties as assigned


Requirements


+ Associate Degree or participation in courses towards an Associate Degree or completion of a Community Healthcare Worker Certification course


+ Knowledgeable about community resources


+ Ability to work well with a variety of people and develop rapport with clients from varied cultural/ethnic backgrounds


+ Desire to expand knowledge base


+ Committed to better health care in community


+ Effective oral communication skills; Bilingual strongly preferred; ability to keep written records


+ Valid driver’s license, car and current insurance policy


Physical Requirements:


+ Must be able to see to read documents and hear well enough to communicate with others


+ Must be able to write, type on a computer, and use a telephone


+ Must be able to operate a motor vehicle


+ Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds


+ Additional requirements to be determined with input from Director and HR


Reasonable 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 hours


Successful candidates for employment by SNJPC must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review.


Southern 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.


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.



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