Job Details

Parent-Child Support Specialist

Native American Youth and Family Center , Portland, Oregon

Full Time - Non-Profit

Salary Range: $17.00 per hour

Close Date: 12/31/2020

The Parent-Child Support Specialist is trained in and implements the Parents as Teachers home visiting model, using curriculum which covers a variety of parent education modules (including information on child development, supportive learning environments and activities, etc.). Duties include conducting weekly home visits for a caseload of approximately 10-15 families with children ages 0-5 years old, and facilitating a weekly parent-child group. The Parent Support Specialist is responsible for data collection, reporting, and client case management duties. This position is primarily a direct service position (80%), with the balance of the time (20%) spent performing administrative tasks.

Essential Functions:
• Provide intensive home visiting services using the Parents as Teachers model, including:
o Assisting clients in understanding the importance of supporting child development
o Engaging in age-appropriate activities
o Supporting the child(ren)’s growth and development

• Empower clients to take an active and engaged role in parenting and their child’s development and education, including:
o Assisting clients in engaging with early childhood education both in home and in school settings
o Assisting clients in accessing supportive services for their children if needed

• Connect families to needed resources in the community, including:
o Referring families to community agencies to obtain support and resources where necessary
o Following up with families to assure satisfaction with services provided by community agencies

• Maintain a current and accurate record keeping system, including:
o Consistently entering data and running reports (utilizing proprietary database systems) according to necessary due dates and regulations

• Provide support and advocacy for clients as needed with outside agencies (such as the Department of Human Services Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency program, Head Start, and other educational institutions)

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