The True To Life Foundation Life of A Child Program incorporates the Parents as Teachers (PAT)* Foundational Curriculum Model (TTL/LOC) to provide home visits, screenings, group meetings, and resource connections designed to maximize the impact of parents with children ages zero to three. TTL/LOC Program screenings and assessments facilitate the provision and implementation of support needed to promote successful family achievement throughout the TTL/LOC Program.
Parent Educators/Site Coordinators are responsible for guiding each family through individualized service plans, home visits and assessments. TTL/LOC Parent Educators/Site Coordinators work with at risk communities throughout the city of Chicago to help families identify child developmental objectives.
*As defined by the PAT National Center, Parents as Teachers is the overarching program philosophy of providing parents, throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, with child development knowledge and parenting support.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Social Work, or a related field required.
Official Transcripts indicating at least 9 hours of coursework in Early Childhood Education required.
At least two years’ experience of success in the provision of services to children, youth and families in at risk communities.
Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License, access to a reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance for the completion of home visits.
Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends as required.
Demonstrate written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Competent in the delivery of social services in a community based setting.
Resourceful in the provision of supportive aid to parents and their children, ability to identify developmental objectives and focus on requirements to meet goals specified by the TTL/LOC Program.
Demonstrated skill in problem-solving, positive relationship development and conflict resolution.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience in the art of delivering understandable communication of concepts and directives.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience
Internal Number: 65404
About True To Life Foundation
True To Life Foundation is a nonprofit community based organization that is committed to the administration and operation of youth and family programs that will empower Chicago communities. Our programs promote positive self-awareness through crisis intervention, education and restoration. True To Life Foundation strives to provide and advocate for the safety, education and development of our inner city children.