Parent Educator


Crescent City | Eureka | Redding

Organizational Context:

LEAF in Partnership with Parents In Training was created to provide an intensive trauma-responsive, love-based wraparound services program for at-risk adoptive families in California. Our mission is to reduce the parents stress while teaching them how to be therapeutically available to their children. In this manner, we engage the entire family unit in the healing process. We believe healing happens inside the home throughout the diverse network of hidden communication patterns in the various family relationships. In instances that children cannot remain in the house, we provide temporary therapeutic respite services to enable the family to develop a therapeutic, healing environment.

Job Summary:

The Parent Educator will act as a member of the Family Care Team (FCT) and is responsible for supporting and guiding parents through a dynamic process of education. This includes planning, implementation, and coordination of various training and education methods and materials that are specific to the parents’ identified needs. Training and education materials will be provided by the Manager of Training & Methodology and should correspond with the Care Plan. The Parent Educator is also responsible for collaborating with the Family Support Coaches in the family homes to promote a productive learning and practicing environment for the parents. Parent Educator (PE) reports directly to the Trauma Support Specialist.

The wraparound process is community-based, culturally relevant, individualized, strength-based, family-centered, love-based and trauma informed. Assessment tools are completed, revised and utilized throughout the family’s participation in the Wraparound Program. The PE will actively participate in regular FCT meetings, including the youth, their family and their supports, both professional and natural to monitor implementation of the plan and make changes to the plan as needed to promote success for the youth and their family within their community.

Key function, accountabilities, and related duties:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Collaborate with Trauma Support Specialist to prepare the family care plan
  • Provide parent education and provide feedback on their progress
  • Act as the official family contact point with the families
  • Gather feedback from parents about our learning and training materials
  • Report to Trauma Support Specialist with update on the visits performed
  • Documents all activities per policy
  • Follow training director guidelines and polices and report to her updates on issues and parents’ feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Experience and prior training working with children and adolescents with mental health, substance abuse, and co-existing diagnoses are required.

  • Ability to support the agency’s culture, growth, and success through communication, accountability, and positivity.
  • Ability to be clear headed and decisive based on the scope of the position.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively both individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to appropriately accept feedback through the supervision process – thus displaying the willingness to learn, grow, and improve.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Well organized and adaptable
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Possesses an engaging and enthusiastic personality.
  • Dedicated to the success of children and family teams.
  • Proof of valid driver’s license (Type C)
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Proof of valid/current auto insurance
  • Copy of official state driving record
  • Three (3) employment references
  • Cleared criminal background check
  • Must complete the California Mandated Reporter course
  • Must complete the California Sexual Harassment Prevention course
  • Must complete of the California Abusive prevention training

Competencies required

  • Caring about people – Displays sensitivity towards the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others.
  • Flexibility – Changes direction as appropriate based on new ideas, approaches, and strategies.
  • Planning and Organizing – Coordinates and directs activities to help achieve business objectives.
  • Time Management – Coordinates and directs activities to help achieve business objectives.
  • Relationship Building – Develops collaborative relationships to facilitate current and future objectives.
  • Customer Focus – Provides courteous, timely, and helpful service to encourage client loyalty.
  • Processing Information – Gathers, organizes, and analyzes diverse sources of information.
  • Developing People – Provides support, coaching, training, and career direction to others.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health or human behavior or other related discipline, with two (2) years of experience in said discipline required.
  • Experience in providing wraparound services (preferred)

Core Values

  • Love – Our organization and each of its members are guided by love, which we believe is the most important driving force in all that we do.
  • Responsibility – To take 100% ownership of our role in fulfilling the promise that we have made to our clients, our peers, and ourselves.
  • Integrity – Our actions adhere to the values of Love and Responsibility.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Employee is regularly required to use hands; reach with hands and arms; and see, hear, and communicate with sufficient acuity to successfully perform all aspects of the job.
  • The employee may sit for extended periods of time
  • The ability to drive long distances.
  • Employee must be able to demonstrate manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and perform simple grasping and fine manipulation.
  • A reasonable accommodation will be made as outlined by law. Reasonable accommodation is defined as any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to perform essential job functions.

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Family Care Team

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