JOB DESCRIPTION - GAPP - IN HOME PARENT EDUCATOR
Gang Awareness Parenting Program – In-Home Parent Educator
In-Home-Parent-Educators follow evidence supported home visitor program models designed to increase child safety, wellness, and healthy development. This position is stationed at the Tulare County Correctional Facility as well as requires home visitation.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required. Course work in Social Work, Human Services, and/or Child Development preferred.
Experience: One year minimum of previous responsibilities related to the job duties. Must demonstrate capacity to be organized and detail oriented; to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, in English; to work independently and as part of a team; and to follow a curriculum with fidelity.
Transportation: Must possess valid California Driver License, available auto for business use, and auto insurance as required by law.
Additional Requirements: Must receive clearance from the Department of Justice Criminal Record Offender Information database. Must complete required training. Bi-lingual, Bi-literate capacity in Spanish preferred and may be required. Must consent to pre-employment drug screening.
- The job is performed primarily in a local correctional facility with inmates and also in the homes of caregiver of inmate’s child.
- The administrative functions of the position are performed primarily in a shared office setting under minimal temperature variations, in a generally hazard free environment and in a clean atmosphere.
- The direct service functions of the position are performed primarily in the homes of clients and therefore you may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety needs.
- The employee may experience a number of sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care and or surroundings.
- Requires extensive and frequent driving in personal vehicle.
- Must be able to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis-driven or potentially difficult situations involving clientele living with mental health conditions, engaged in drug/alcohol use, victims of crime, etc.
- This position typically spends time sitting, standing, climbing stairs, walking, driving, carrying and lifting (up to 25lbs).
- Frequent operation of computer keyboard, firm/strong grasping, and repetitive hand control. Able to complete all forms in personal writing.
- Make and receive telephone calls. Use of general office equipment, copier, scanner, and fax machine. Subjected to outside environmental conditions.
- Close vision, peripheral vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- Psychological tolerance for confrontation and/or disruptive behaviors of clients.
The conditions described above must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
- Interview referred clients, explain program and complete enrollments.
- Complete assessments and service plans.
- Provide direct skill training to parents in the areas of home safety, child health, and parent-child interactions.
- Refer or otherwise link parents to Family Resource Centers and other community agencies able to provide additional services or continuing support to clients.
- Complete and maintain all statistical, record keeping and client file entry, and reporting requirements.
- Maintain security and confidentiality and perform duties in a safe and healthy manner.
- Must meet milestones and carry a caseload consistent with finder’s requirements.
- Work cooperatively as a team with other staff and attend and contribute to staff meetings including communicating ideas for program development/improvement.
- Maintain professionalism and appropriate boundaries with clients.
- Attend local and statewide training to ensure understanding of evidence based home visitations model used in program, of culturally competent practices, and other related issues and subjects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
FSLA Status: Full-time/non-exempt, 40-hour/week with benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 403(B)
Compensation: Hourly rate is $13.94/hour
Supervision Received and Exercised: Reports directly to the Program Manager for Home Visitation Programs, also accountable to program staff at correctional facility.
Family Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer