Employment

Serving its community since 1993, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence. The FIRC operates two nonprofit thrift stores Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT) and all their proceeds benefit FIRC programming. FIRC and Summit Thrift & Treasure is an equal opportunity employer.

Parent Educator

Serving its community since 1993, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC operates Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT), a nonprofit thrift store for which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

The Parent Educator will report to the Families United Program Manager and is responsible for providing families with parenting support, and information on child development during the crucial early years of life. The Parent Educator will build an on-going relationship with each family to encourage and support every parent to be the first and best teacher of their child.  The Parent Educator will accomplish this by providing education in the form of personal home visits, facilitating group meetings to bring families together, conducting developmental screenings, and sharing linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.  This is a full time position with flexible hours.  FIRC offers health insurance and a 403b plan.

Primary Duties:

  • Schedule and deliver home visits to a caseload of English and Spanish speaking families 1-2 times monthly
  • Provide on-going casework support to assigned families to promote stability
  • Written and verbal bilingual communication with families in English and Spanish
  • Organize and assist with interactive and educational group events for families
  • Complete and maintain records of home visits and casework notes using online database
  • Collect and manage data in relation to Families United program requirements
  • Collaborate with partnering agencies to offer comprehensive services for families

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide parenting support and education to families through home visitation, casework and group meetings
  • Assess family need and provide developmentally appropriate information, guidance and support to parents
  • Complete all required documentation regarding home visits, attendance records, screening summaries, essential records in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge about what promotes optimal parent-child interaction and apply to create successful group socializations
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of children ages birth to kindergarten
  • Represent agency and program at various community events or meetings
  • Coordinate services with other community programs and resources
  • Attend all required trainings in order to perform home visitation using the Parents as Teachers curriculum and various developmental screening tools
  • Apply high level skills in protecting each client’s right to confidentiality
  • Participate in regular, relationships-based reflective supervision with program manager and engage in setting personal goals for professional development
  • Engage in on-going learning about issues related to cultural sensitivity and competency

General requirements of the position include:

  • Early Childhood Education degree or applicable experience
  • Degree from related field such as, social work, psychology, family studies, or education
  • Bilingual communication skills in English and Spanish, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of philosophy of strength based approach when working with families
  • Ability to encourage consistent and on-going participation from families in all of required Parents as Teachers home visits and group socializations
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with parents as a model for parent-child relationships
  • Willingness to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationship with families, including families from diverse cultures
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to be flexible
  • Ability to take initiative and identify and develop systems to work efficiently
  • Knowledgeable of community resources in order to make appropriate referrals
  • Ability to collect and manage data while practicing confidentiality
  • Use time and resources effectively to meet job requirements

 

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) does not discriminate on the basic of race, color, gender, national origin, creed, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sexual expression or veteran status.

FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUMES TO [email protected] 

 

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