- Pine Valley Central School
Parents as Teachers Job Opening
Do you love working with children and families? Would you enjoy working at a school? How about weekends, evenings, school holidays and summers off? Do you want an administrative team that cares about their staff? Do you want to participate in community events? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you should apply to JCLC!
The mission of Jamestown Community Learning Council (JCLC) mission is to strengthen the capacity of families to nurture, support, and provide for their child’s academic development, emotional growth and physical well-being by establishing effective relationships between home and school.
JCLC has been providing home visiting services that support families across Chautauqua County for over 30 years using the Parents as Teachers (PAT) home visiting model. The PAT curriculum is based on neuroscience, with the understanding that a child is “born to learn” and that a parent is a child’s first and best teacher. Using the Parents as Teachers curriculum, a Home Visitor supports families by focusing on parent-child interactions, development centered parenting and family well-being. In a culturally sensitive way, the Home Visitor partners, facilitates, and reflects with families to help them reach their goals and understand they are their child’s first and best teacher.
This $15.75-an-hour, part-time, 25-hour position follows the school calendar. We offer paid training in the PAT curriculum and home visiting model, 12 days PTO, paid holidays, Simple IRA matching up to three percent, and a supportive, fun, and rewarding work environment!
- Engage in recruitment of families with children prenatal-five years
- Maintain a set caseload of families
- Plan, provide and document personal monthly home visits
- Provide group connections to give families an opportunity to build social connections
- Complete developmental screenings (ASQ3 and ASQSE) with parents and make referrals as needed
- Connect families to resources that help them reach their goals and address their needs
- Help parents and children transition to other services as needed.
- Act as a liaison between school-age children and the school
- Travel as required with mileage reimbursement.
- An associate degree in early childhood education, social work, health, psychology or related is preferred; will consider two years of supervised experience working with children and/or parents.
- Knowledge of child development and milestones for children from birth to five years of age
- Computer skills: Word, Excel, Google Docs, web-based database, and email
- Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
- Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on strengths
- Strong organizational and record keeping skills
Please submit resume, cover letter and three references to Krista M. Camarata.