ChildServ is seeking a Parent Educator for our Elgin office.
About us: At ChildServ, we put kids and their families first.
ChildServ is a child and family services organization, providing community-based programs to underserved children and families in the Illinois counties of Cook, Lake and DuPage. Our services range from foster care and family support programs to group homes for youth in Lisle, Naperville and Downers Grove. ChildServ serves children and families in our community through a comprehensive, tailored service program that truly helps children build, achieve and sustain better lives.
Job Details: Meet with families in their homes to provide educational activities and developmental information that includes the on-going assessment of their child's development. Develop and implement service plans that meet the needs of the children and the family and provide resources and information to assist families in reaching their goals as outlined in the service plan.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops service plan with the clients within specified timeframes
Provides child development screenings and referrals as needed
Assesses the needs of the children and parents and provides resources and referrals
Provides child/parent activities utilizing the Parents As Teachers curriculum
Ensures that all children in the program have their medical needs assessed
Empowers parent toward the achievement of service goals
Works with families to develop realistic and appropriate service goals
Ensures that assigned caseload receives bi-weekly home visits
Performs other related duties as assigned
Responsible for a caseload of 20 families
Bachelors degree in psychology, early childhood education, Sociology, or related field
0-2 years of applicable experience.
Experience with family support, prenatal health care, or early childhood preferred.
Valid driver’s license, access to an insured automobile and acceptable 3-year driving record.
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office
Highly organized, flexible, and can handle multiple priorities/projects well; Good time-management skills
Ability to function well in a team environment
Ability to demonstrate project management, organizational, analytical, and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to build professional relationships
Demonstrated problem-solving techniques
Must have a good driving record and willingness to travel. This position requires Parent Educators to drive to the homes of their clients.
At ChildServ we value our employee’s work/life balance. With flexible schedules, paid time off and 13 paid holidays, ChildServ is a place where you can grow professionally and have a healthy work/life balance.
We believe in promoting from within. Since 2015, we have promoted over 24% of our staff.
Competitive pay and benefits
Paid Vacation time and 13 paid agency holidays
Medical, dental, vision, 401k, voluntary short-term disability, voluntary AFLAC coverage and Agency paid life insurance (ChildServ pays 80% of the cost for employee medical coverage)
Agency laptop and Cell phone provided
Opportunities for growth and advancement
ChildServ is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. All employment activities are conducted in an equal and equitable fashion. The Agency prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability or handicap, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, source of income, and any other legally protected category in the recruitment, selection, hiring, determination of salary level and benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment.
ChildServ recognizes, respects, promotes and celebrates the value of cultural diversity and will ensure that each client’s ethnic or cultural customs, practices, and beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, and/or community differences will be respected by agency staff.
ChildServ is committed to supporting military service members and veterans and their families through employment opportunities.
This position is full-time with benefits.
Mission- Building a better life for children at risk.
Vision-We will be an innovative, nimble leader in providing high-quality, effective services to support children, youth and communities in meeting the ever-changing challenges of society.