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(1856) Parent Educator

Job Description

The Parent Educator is responsible for providing services directly to families prenatally until their child turns 6 years old. This position will:

  • Provide parent/caregiver instruction and coaching in appropriate educational/child-development activities.
  • Coach parents/caregivers to increase positive parenting strategies as outlined in evidence-based curriculum (Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum).
  • Connect families to additional resources and services within the agency and community.
  • Conduct child health and developmental screenings, and refer to additional services based on screening results.
  • Plan and conduct parent group connection meetings to focus on child development and parenting information.
  • Collect and enter data in the Parents as Teachers database to meet timelines and requirements of Parents as Teachers National Center and program funders.
  • Collaborate with program staff to conduct outreach, host community events, and engage in program quality improvement activities.

All interactions with families and children use Trauma Informed Care principles and allow for parent choice and voice, allowing parents to engage their child so the child learns throughout the day in a variety of typical activities, and to support the attachment between the child and parent or primary caregiver.

*We are looking for a Bilingual speaker of Spanish & English for this position*

Location: Bastrop

Salary: $20.25 – $22.35/hr

*Range of salary subject to applicable differentials listed below*

Why join our team?

BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.

Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.

Retirement Plans:
401A: Through this governmental plan, we offer a 7% match to employee contributions.
457/403(b): Through these governmental plans, employees may contribute pre-tax earnings for retirement. Employees may participate on the first day of employment.

Sponsored Insurance:
Life Insurance: Through Dearborn National, we offer basic life insurance of $5,000. Optional supplemental coverage, as well as spouse and eligible dependent policies, are available to purchase.
Long Term Disability/ Accident/ Critical Illness Insurance: Through Dearborn National we offer optional insurance coverages at a competitive rate. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.

Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.

Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.

Additional Perks:
– Employee Referral Awards
– Licensure Supervision
– Licensure Renewal Fee Reimbursement
– Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs
– Educational Leave
– Competitive Pay Differentials for Applicable Positions

CountyBastrop County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: A high school diploma and at least 3 years’ experience working with families with young children (0-5 years old). Bilingual speaker of Spanish & English. Basic knowledge of child development and parental impact on development of a child. Well-developed interpersonal skills, time management/organization skills, and basic computer skills. Ability to work sensitively with families from a variety of cultural orientations. Must have valid Texas driver’s license and maintain approved driving status throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications: A college degree in early childhood education, child development, psychology, social work, health, or a related field. At least 5 years’ experience working with families with young children.
Salary Amount$42,120 - 46,488/year
Closing DateOpen until filled
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