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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: Starting at $45,000
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

Parents as Teachers National Center

Interested applicants should apply on Parents as Teachers National Center website linked here.

Position Summary

A certified Parent Educator is responsible for delivering all components of the Parents as Teachers model, Foundational Curriculum, implementing the essential requirements and quality assurance guidelines with fidelity, and collecting data required by PATNC.

Essential Functions

  • Program Support: 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. Maintain a caseload of 18-20 families, conducting personal visits (50-60 minutes in length) with each enrolled family on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, and completing a developmental/health/ vision/hearing screening and family-centered assessment. Clearly document details of each visit, assessment, screening, follow-up resources, etc. on forms and enter into data system. 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. Complete annually required competency-based professional development hours to remain certified Parents as Teachers parent educator.
  • Customer Service: Serve as a model PATNC advocate in the community and build relationships that closely link the community with PATNC. Meet regularly with PATNC and SMSF
    managers to ensure appropriate delivery of service and that activities are meeting stated goals. Develop and maintain a current community resource network system that includes all necessary information to link families to identified supports and services as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Health, Psychology or related field required.
  • Must complete the PAT Foundational and Model Implementation training before delivering PAT services – PAT will assist in completing.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in early childhood education, social work, home visiting, and/or working with at-risk children and families.


  • Knowledge of the challenges engaging and serving families in urban communities.
  • Commitment to building personal and organizational sensitivity towards a diverse cultural, socio-economic and lifestyle backgrounds.
  • Proficiency of computers and typing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs.


  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have: ability to operate a computer, input and access data from data management systems, and ability to operate within Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Office 365.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures and government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions in practical solutions.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths.
  • Ability to function independently where appropriate but to recognize when issues escalate and need to be referred to other resources.
  • Ability to assess a situation and determine the best course of action (independent judgment).
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, and establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.