Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 72,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a full-time Parent Child Educator to join our Midway Team!
Essential Job Functions:
Create and maintain respectful partnerships with families.
Deliver health, educational, nutritional and child growth and development information to parents via meetings in the home.
Work alongside the parents to ensure that prenatal, well-child exams, immunizations, health screenings, and nutrition assessments are complete and necessary follow up occurs.
Provide support in parent and child activities that encourages developmentally appropriate activities for the changing needs of children.
Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
Support individual goals for children as identified in their individualized family service plans/individual education plan.
Assess individual needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
Complete all developmental, social emotional and health screenings.
Develop and utilize integrated curriculum plans, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
Plan and conduct regular group and parent meetings with team members.
Maintain accurate written records, including: assessments, IEP/IFSP documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, and other required forms.
Ensure accurate and current information is entered in Ounce.net and Teaching Strategies Gold on a regular basis.
Monitor and report child abuse.
Attend meetings, trainings and appropriate professional development activities.
Bachelor’s Degree in ECE, Child Development, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Bilingual English/Spanish required
Early Head Start, Infant-Toddler or Head Start experience desired.
Experience working with low-income families preferred.
Good written and verbal communication skills, with a basic knowledge of computer.
Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
Some direct service experience preferred.
Requires mobility to work with a community based case load.
Ability to maintain assigned community and home base services.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change t...hat empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.