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Position Open: Parent Educator
Tayne Fast
Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Position Overview: 
The Parent Educator is responsible for delivering all components of the Parents as Teachers model using the Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum, implementing the Essential Requirements and Quality Assurance Guidelines with fidelity, and collecting data required by Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC) and any other funder requirements. 

Individuals must qualify for training as a parent educator by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Certification and/or a four year degree in either Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Vocational Home Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences, Child Development, nursing or social work and demonstrated ability in working with young children and their parents;

  • A two-year associate degree or two-year certificate program in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Nursing and demonstrated ability in working with young children and their parents;

  • Sixty semester hours or more of credit from an academic degree granting institution which is contained within the United States Department of Education’s Directory of Post-Secondary Institutions and two years of successful experience in a program working with young children and their parents as approved by DESE;

  • Five years of successful experience in a program working with young children and their parents as approved by DESE and a high school diploma or equivalent. Individuals must have successfully completed the DESE approved training in parent education regardless of previous training and experience according to the following schedule prior to delivering family personal visits: 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Use the PAT Foundational Curriculum and resources to plan and deliver home visiting services to qualifying families, including Foundational Plans, Planning Guide, and all required forms to document family information and data.

  • Adequately prepare for all personal visits, which include reading appropriate parent educator resources, printing relevant handouts and gathering materials for parent-child activities.

  • Clearly document details of each visit, assessment, screening, follow-up resources, etc. on forms and enter into the data system within 24 hours of each visit.

  • Plan and provide monthly parent group connections focusing on a minimum of one of the following areas of emphasis: parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting or family well-being. Document group connection activities and outcomes on appropriate forms.

  • Develop and maintain a current community resource network system that includes all necessary information to link families to identified supports and services as needed.

  • Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation.

  • Organize and inventory all program-related supplies and materials.

  • Meet with supervisor a minimum of twice monthly for reflective supervision sessions, and as necessary to discuss procedures, protocol and other administrative processes to ensure quality record keeping and data entry.

  • Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, such as preschool or kindergarten. This includes developing any transition plans.

  • Complete annually required professional development hours to remain certified Parents as Teachers parent educator (see Parents as Teachers Core Competencies for details).

  • Other related duties assigned by PATNC and the program supervisor.

Application Information:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume along with names and contact information of three references to Holly Brady.  Information may be sent via email to or mailed to the West Nodaway R-1 School District, 17665 US Hwy 136, Burlington Junction, MO 64428.