Job Details

Parent Educator

Self Enhancement, Inc,, NE Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 12/07/2018

The Parent Educator at Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) will work within the Parent Child Development Services program (PCDS) to provide interactive development services to prenatal families and families with children ages zero to six years of age. The Parent Educator is responsible for planning safe, and developmentally & culturally appropriate, parent-child activities in social settings that meet the needs of each family. This includes both providing visits to family homes and assisting with the facilitation of interactive parent/child PCDS groups. The Parent Educator must be empathetic, able to resolve conflicts, and resourceful; with demonstrated ability to deliver services to children & families in a therapeutic and trauma-informed way. This position is at SEI’s Community and Family Programs (CFP) building which is located at 4803 NE 7th Ave, Portland OR 97211 and report to Empowerment Program Manager.

•Ensure sanitary procedures and safety conditions of the classroom are met.
•Assist families in strengthening; positive parent-child interactions, bonding & attachment, brain development, motor skills development, guidance, and discipline techniques.
•Conduct home visits for PCDS families as needed; at least twice per month for first year children and once per month for each year after
•Conduct screenings for each child-developmental, social emotional, hearing, & vision and make a referral as necessary.
•Assist with facilitation of PCDS groups as well as large scale events and ceremonies.
•Provide coordinated services that facilitate parent growth in social and emotional areas related to their child.
•Maintain updated records and files, along with all additional required documentation. This entails the ability to work effectively in both the Service Point and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) data tracking systems.
•Other appropriate duties as assigned by SEI Management


•Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Education or a related field
•Two years’ experience in early childhood programs, social services, or parent/family education highly desired.
•Significant training and work experience (three plus years) in a social service and/or child development environment may be substituted for the education requirement.
•Knowledge of community resources.
•Ability to successfully connect with and motivate parents and family members.
•Ability to be a positive role model for parents and children.
•Ability to successfully engage a wide spectrum of parents; from intensive-need to leadership.
•Must be self-motivated with excellent organizational skills.
•Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
•Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and some weekends.
•Must be certified in Parents as Teachers curriculum (candidates can be certified upon hire if necessary).
•Must have current and valid state driver’s license, in good standing with no insurability restrictions and must be insurable under SEI’s auto insurance policy.


•100% paid medical/dental for employee, and 50% paid medical/dental for dependents.
•Paid life insurance and disability insurance (after waiting period).
•4 weeks accrued vacation.
•401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.
•125 Flexible Benefit Plan.
•Employee Assistance Program.

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