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Family Star Inc
Denver, CO 80014
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About Family Star:

Family Star Montessori School has provided a transformative early childhood education for over 25 years. Just one of a handful of institutions across the country that is both a Montessori school and an Early Head Start/Head Start agency, Family Star fosters holistic programming to children and families.

Family Star's unique nonprofit program operates from two locations in the heart of beautiful Denver, Colorado. Its Montessori program, aligned with the principles and practices of the Association Montessori Internationale, is committed to supporting children and families of all backgrounds and abilities in a language-rich, family-focused, economically diverse environment. With 80% of children and families living below the federal poverty level, the program serves infants, toddlers, and preschoolers from infancy to age six in a year-round, full-day Montessori and Early Head Start/Head Start setting.

Family Star Employment Opportunity:

A Bilingual Parent Educator provides the information, support, and encouragement that parents and pregnant women need to help their child develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. This is done by providing education in the form of personal visits in the home, group meetings, screening & assessments, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children. This person participates in a multi-disciplinary team providing comprehensive services for families and children.

Major Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Ensures compliance of Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, Parents As Teachers (PAT), Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and agency policies and procedures.

Establishes, maintains, and fosters warm, respectful and professional relationships with families.

Maintains appropriate professional boundaries and confidentiality.

Works independently, manages caseload of up to 12 families, and remains accountable to program outcomes.

Supports Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinator with recruiting efforts to remain fully enrolled in the Home Base program option and program-wide.

Support parent growth and development by partnering with families through weekly 90 minute home visits, preparing weekly Parent As Teachers lesson planning guides & visit reports, preparing materials, facilitating parent-child interactions, supports with monthly meetings, organizing events, and maintain adequately documentation.

Responsible for the weekly preparation of child and family lesson planning guide and visit reports, which include goals and objectives to be developed with parents.

Maintains thorough and ongoing communication with parents, supervisor and other Family Star staff as needed.

Oversees the implementation of the Parents As Teacher curriculum for home-based families which may include conducting and/or planning monthly parent meetings.

Provides parent education and comprehensive Early Head Start services for all families which includes health, education, family services, disabilities, and shared governance.

Implements the Parents As Teachers Foundational Curriculum.

Assists parents to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment for children that is developmentally appropriate and parent-led.

Works as a team member with the other Parent Educators, Family star staff, parents and Committee members to ensure the Home Based program is meaningful and meets the individual child, parent and program needs.

Works with the parent to develop a Family Partnership plan to include goal setting based on identified needs and strengths to meet established goals/outcomes.

Strengthen families by building partnerships that connects parents to supportive community resources and foster parent engagement in the program.

Completes all required documentation, reporting, and tracking required by the program in a timely and comprehensive manner.

Takes initiative, accountability and remains flexible as part of the organizational team while in a fast-growing organization and fast-paced work environment.

Participates effectively as a team member with other family services staff members through communication, cooperation, information sharing, and problem solving.

Provides crisis intervention including, but not limited to, child abuse reporting, domestic violence support & postpartum depression support.

Operates with a trauma-informed lens and participates in reflective consultation and processing.

Participates in required in service trainings, ongoing professional development, and meetings concerning home visitation and services to early childhood children & expectant parents.

Other duties as assigned.


Parent Educator Requirements:

Home-based CDA credential or comparable credential or equivalent coursework as part of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related field. 1 to 2 years case management experience working with children ages 0 to 6 and their families.

One year experience working with adults from diverse populations.

Maintain current certification as a parent educator, by completing the required professional development hours.

Successful completion or ability to complete the 'Parents As Foundational Curriculum Training' and certification as a parent educator.

Successful completion of relevant Montessori training opportunities.

Must be motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Must demonstrate a positive attitude with a commitment to customer service.

Infant/Child CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions Certifications must be obtained within the initial review period.

Must have valid Colorado driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation.

Must be proficient speaking/writing in English/Spanish.

Must complete clearance of a background check, post-offer, pre-employment physical, and TB test.



Posted: 2022-06-12 Expires: 2022-07-13

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