Bilingual Parent Educator 

Job summary: 

The Parent Educator is a Full-Time employee who reports to the Parent Educator Supervisor and is responsible for providing families with parenting support and information on child development and positive parenting practices. 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 or virtual visits, facilitating group meetings and workshops to bring families together, conducting developmental screenings, and connecting families to a network of resources for parents and children.  

Our benefits include: 

  • Paid training, certifications, professional development, growth opportunities with competitive pay of $18-19/hour 
  • Comprehensive health insurance, dental and vision package and retirement plan with company match 
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays 
  • Remote work opportunity within Summit County during the time period identified by the Board of Directors due to health and safety precautions related to COVID-19, with the option to work in the centrally located office in Silverthorne 
  • Schedule that combines Core Hours on Monday-Thursday with flexible working hours to total 40 hours per week 
  • All employees are eligible for state and federally mandated emergency paid sick leave benefits if criteria are met 

The person we are looking for will: 

  • Be a resilient professional who loves to work with people of all ages and backgrounds 
  • Be punctual, reliable and accountable  
  • Ability to work independently, ensuring all clients are served while meeting program deadlines 
  • Show kindness, compassion and gratitude towards others 

Primary duties: 

  • Schedule and conduct home/virtual visits to a caseload of English and Spanish speaking families 
  • Provide parenting support and education to families with children through home/virtual visitation, resource and referral, and group meetings to promote optimal parent-child relationship and family stability 
  • Organize and assist with interactive and educational group events for families 
  • Complete and maintain accurate and timely records of family visits and all services using online databases 
  • Collaborate with partner agencies and FIRC departments to increase knowledge of available community resources 
  • Use knowledge of FIRC and community resources to make appropriate referrals 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of child development and positive parenting practices and communicate using family-centered and strengths-based approach 
  • Take initiative and prioritize work tasks effectively when presented with multiple competing demands 
  • Attend all required trainings and engage in on-going learning about issues related to cultural sensitivity and equity  
  • Utilize web-based platforms and social media to promote program activities and initiatives 
  • Conduct regular surveys, screenings and assessments, as defined by the program requirements 
  • Promote protective factors that prevent child abuse and neglect 
  • Participate in regular, relationships-based Reflective Supervision with Parenting Manager and engage in setting professional development and performance-based goals 

Requirements of the position include: 

  • College level coursework in early childhood education or related field preferred 
  • At least one year of experience working directly with children and/or families preferred 
  • Hold a valid Driver License and have reliable year-round transportation 
  • Pass a background check and E-verify 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish required 
  • Willingness to practice strengths-based approach when working with families  
  • Ability to collect and manage data while practicing confidentiality  
  • Computer skills, including but not limited toMicrosoft Office suite, web-based video conferencing, online data entry 
  • Use time and resources effectively and efficiently to meet job requirements 

Physical requirements of the position include: 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Use of hands to handle, feel, grasp, and operate objects and tools, and reach and lift with hands and arms  
  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers 
  • The employee is frequently required to operate their personal motor vehicle for work assignments 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, and kneel 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds  

About us: 

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), non-profit thrift store from which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence. 

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Ruth Hendricks at ruthh@summitfirc.org by MondayJanuary 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Please reference Parent Educator in the subject line. 

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

FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.