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Parent Educator

Title
Parent Educator
Location
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School
Description
Parent Educators provide personal visits (usually in the home) with primary care providers of children prenatal to age 5, using the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Foundational 2 (age 3-Kindergarten). They also provide screenings, FACE Family Circles, and resource networking. It is a multi-faceted position.
Preparation to become a skilled Parent Educator includes becoming a certified Parent Educator by attending a weeklong training in St. Louis, MO. Applicant must be able to pass all assessments from training and complete a developmental chart. Additional training includes a Foundational 2 training to work with families ages 3-Kindergarten. Annual certification is offered in on-going professional development: FACE professional development includes participation in Regional Meetings and FACE webinars.

• Be able to use technology to access curriculum, plan personal visits and content for Family Circles and diligently document services through data based systems - NASIS and PENELOPE.
• Schedule and complete at least 12 personal visits each week (3-4 personal visits each day).
• Conduct personal visits (60 minutes) on a weekly or bi-weekly basis with each family.
• Conduct multi child visits when family has more than one child.
• Plan the visits, gather materials, travel, conduct the visit, and clearly document the visit.
• Be able to incorporate Ojibwe language/culture within the curriculum.
• Develop a comfortable relationship with each family to meet the needs of each child.
• Offer a monthly FACE Family Circle that focuses on child development, neuroscience or a parenting topic (three areas of emphasis).
• Complete annual screenings for each home based child.
• Complete Life Skills Progression every 6 months for each participating adult and child.
• Follow up on screenings.
• Be a part of a Community Advisory Council.
• Help parents and children transition to either FACE center-based pre-school setting, PAT foundational 2 (3-Kindergarten), or to the school’s Kindergarten.

Requirements
• Have an AA degree in Early Childhood or equivalent, BA/BS preferred.
• Be able to travel to required trainings.
• Hold a valid driver’s license.
• Be able to work well in a team.
• Be able to use a laptop and software to plan and document services.
• Be able to learn the PAT curriculum and convey that information to parents.
• Background investigation, drug test
• Experience working with native children preferred.
• Must be supportive of the philosophy, concept, policy and procedures of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe-Waadookodaading School.
Contact Preston Larson
Phone: 715-634-8924
Fax:
preston.larson@lcoosk12.org
8575 N Trepania Rd, Hayward, WI 54843
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