Parent Educator – Healthy Families Volusia/Flagler Program
The Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Counties, Inc.
Daytona Beach, Florida
$11.30 per hour
Full time, M-F, 8-5
Applications accepted via Indeed (link), CareerSource Flagler/Volusia, and Employ Florida.
The Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Counties, Inc. is a non-profit organization striving to unite people and resources at the local level to meet the needs of pregnant women, infants, young children and their families.
Parent Educators are trained family support specialists who function as an integral part of the Healthy Start Coalition’s Healthy Families Program Team. The primary purpose of this position is to provide information, guidance, emotional, and practical support to families in their homes.
- 12 paid holidays per year
- Accrual of 4.0 hours of sick time per pay period
- Accrual of 4.0 hours of vacation time per pay period
- 100% agency-paid health insurance
- Agency-paid Life Insurance
- Additional insurance benefits available for purchase
- Adhere to HFF Affidavit of Understanding of Confidentiality, HFF Standards of Confidentiality and Information Sharing.
- Provide services in a manner sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity.
- Conduct home visits for assigned caseload per the requirements of assigned level of program participant.
- Conduct creative, respectful outreach in relation to potential program participants and in efforts to re- engage enrolled program participants.
- Educate program participants about child health and development.
- Teach program participants problem-solving skills.
- Conduct screening for early detection of developmental delays of target children and if deemed necessary, non-target children.
- Model positive parent-child interaction for program participants.
- Provide social support for program participants.
- Connect program participants and children to a medical home.
- Make referrals for program participants and children to other family support services as needed.
- Monitor immunizations and well-child checks of target children.
- Monitor subsequent pregnancies of program participants.
- Monitor the progress of program participants and non-primary participants toward self-sufficiency.
- Retain program participants in program services for a minimum of 12 months.
- Administer required tools (ASQ, ASQ-SE, Home Safety Checklist, FSP, HFPI, EPDS, etc.)
- Complete and submit required documentation/data to assigned supervisor per established schedule.
Skills & Requirements: Intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and typing
Education: Minimum of High School Diploma/GED; college coursework preferred.
- A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with or providing services to children and families.
- Experience and willingness to work with culturally diverse populations present in target population.
- Infant mental health endorsement preferred.