Company: New River Community Action Inc
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Reports directly to Children's Health Improvement Partnership
(CHIP) / Parents As Teachers (PAT) Family Educator Supervisor. The
CHIP/PAT of NRV Home Visiting Family Educator is responsible for
assisting families in improving the condition and quality of family
life, improving parenting skills, and helping parents to access
medical care for their children.
1. Works with enrolled families in the home setting. Assists
parents in developing and fostering healthy self-concepts,
self-help skills, and independence.
2. Utilizes a strength-based approach with all families while
challenging them to find solutions for their problems.
3. Works independently in homes, analyzing situations while
adopting effective courses of action in stressful situations.
4. Responsible for responding to emergency or crisis situations
within the home setting.
5. Empowers parents to support the developmental needs of their
children from birth through age six in various areas.
6. Completes in-depth family assessments of strengths and concerns
for each child and family member, and monitors family's progress
through assessment tools throughout program services. Conducts
family needs assessments and home safety assessments working with
parent(s) to set family/personal goals and makes collaborative
plans to address safety issues and for goal attainment.
7. Responsible for maintaining full caseloads and assisting the
Outreach Specialist with recruiting and enrolling families in the
8. Directly responsible for conducting the required number of home
visits per month with families in accordance to program guidelines,
planning home visits using Parents as Teachers curriculum.
9. Provides information on community and agency services and refers
the family to community resources which can include mental health
and substance abuse providers.
10. Promotes the parent-child relationship as instrumental in
successfully achieving school readiness and supports the parent's
role as first and lifelong educators of their children.
11. Provides and promotes age-appropriate child development and
health activities, parenting skills education and active
participation of parent(s) utilizing the Parents As Teachers Born
to Learn Curriculum.
12. Transports families to and from community resources when
necessary, sometimes out of catchment area.
13. Works closely with health care providers and human services
agencies to ensure seamless quality services for all enrolled
children and their families.
14. Works as a team player with NRCA staff, parents and other
community organizations to ensure quality services and program
requirements are met to carry out the goals and objectives of
15. Completes documentation and submits all appropriate paperwork
and records as required. Maintains accurate, timely, complete and
confidential records that reflect assessments, services, and
16. Serves as a member of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
Team to improve areas around referrals, outreach, engagement, and
17. Responsible for coordinating maintenance of CHIP/PAT office,
equipment, and vehicles according to NRCA and program guidelines
(when an agency vehicle is available).
18. Complies with inventory policies and procedures for the site of
19. Maintains confidentiality of family records and
20. Complies with state and federal guidelines; follows agency
policies/procedures in all areas.
21. Represents NRCA in the community in a professional manner.
22. Personally reports to Department of Social Services all
suspected child, aged or incapacitated adult abuse and neglect as
required by law and document accordingly. The Commonwealth of
Virginia mandates the reporting of suspected child abuse and
neglect within 24 hours to the local DSS. Informs supervisor of all
reports to Department of Social Services.
23. Performs all other duties that advance the philosophy and goals
of the program and NRCA as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
Successful completion of Parents as Teachers Foundational, Model
Implementation, and Foundation 2 trainings to become a certified
PAT educator. After training, must maintain current certification
by completing the required number of yearly training hours. Must
maintain Parents as Teachers certification through continuing
Must maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
Willingness and ability to work independently, primarily in the
homes of families residing in high-risk communities while being
task-oriented and having a clear sense of boundaries.
Ability to make decisions which may have moderate to major impact
on the operation of program and/or agency (general operations to
Capacity to problem solve, handle crises, and work with families
and children of various cultures from low-income backgrounds.
Highly developed organizational skills with the ability to manage
multiple priorities simultaneously; must be detailed oriented.
Must have a flexible schedule to accommodate family needs, which
may include occasional evenings or weekends.
Approach to working with families that is empathic, nonjudgmental,
respectful, and professional.
Must be able to lift children into car seats, etc. (25-35 lbs.)
Must be able to assist disabled family members in/out of
automobiles and in/out of doctor offices.
Must possess proven ability to communicate and work well with
Willingness and ability to utilize a computer in managing family
data to meet essential job requirements. Ability to fluently use or
learn to use Microsoft Office and online database.
Must maintain regular attendance and perform job duties and
responsibilities in a satisfactory manner. Notifies supervisor by
7:30 am if unable to report to work.
Before employment, the applicant must sign authorizations for NRCA
to perform DMV and Criminal Record Checks. These will be used to
demonstrate that a satisfactory driving record and no pending or
found charges or convictions related to abuse, neglect, or
exploitation of children or adults are present. This information
can also be used to determine if any other felonies or misdemeanor
charges which would conflict with the mission and philosophy of the
agency are present.
Driving is an essential function of the job. Must possess valid
driver's license and safe driving record. Must be able to drive up
to 4 hours per day, but may be required to drive more than 4 hours
in a given day. Some night/overnight driving may be required for
night or out of town trainings or meetings.
If agency vehicle is unavailable, must have a vehicle with valid
inspection and insurance meeting minimum state requirements
available for transporting individuals and families within the New
River Valley, and in pre-approved cases outside the New River
Valley. Mileage reimbursed by NRCA.
Must pass a physical exam in which a physician documents employee's
capability of transporting clients. The physical must also include
a TB test and document that the employee is capable of performing
essential duties specified in his/her job description.
Education and Experience Requirements:
An Associate Degree in human services or a related field plus one
year of related experience.
Classification: Wage, non-exempt position. Position is full-time,
40 hours/week. This position is classified as grade 3b on the
current salary scale. Additional compensation for being bilingual
NRCA conducts pre-employment criminal backgrounds (including
fingerprints), a child abuse and neglect check, and driving record
checks. Possession of a valid driver's license and a good driving
record is required. Pre-employment drug testing, TB testing or
screening, and an employment physical are required.
Application Deadline: July 20, 2022, at 5:00 pm or until the
position is filled. USDA is an equal opportunity provider,
employer, and lender. EEO/AA.
Keywords: New River Community Action Inc, Roanoke , Family Educator, Other , Christiansburg, Virginia
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