Parenting Facilitator Job Description

30 hour/week, non-exempt

Prevent Child Abuse Athens is looking for a passionate, dynamic person to make a difference in the community by facilitating parenting classes. You can impact lives and inspire change right in your own backyard. PCAA serves Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Madison, and Jackson counties. Parenting classes will be offered to primarily in Clarke county, but, classes may also be offered in surrounding service area.

The goals of Nurturing Parenting Programs (NPP) are to:

  • Increase parents’ sense of self-worth, personal empowerment, empathy, bonding, and attachment
  • Increase the use of alternative strategies to harsh and abusive disciplinary practices
  • Increase parents’ knowledge of age-appropriate developmental expectations
  • Reduce abuse and neglect rates

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training and help plan the program prior to administering. Attend any additional parenting program training as needed.
  • Be able to utilize different parenting programs dependent on the class and the audience.
  • Develop relationships with community partners to offer multiple parenting classes at multiple locations and build a strong referral source.
  • Develop and maintain a service relationship with each family and help design and implement a service plan
  • Provide additional support to parents outside of classes to develop a trusting relationship with families.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of appropriate curriculum for referred parents
  • Provide a combination of in-home instruction and group-based sessions
  • Responsible for room preparation before and clean-up after each group-based session
  • Presents handouts and supplies needed for each session
  • Presents lesson plans and ensures smooth flow of activities
  • Administer and score a pre and post test assessment tool and tailor services according to the scores on the pre-test AAPI.
  • Provide parents with information on development of limit setting, behavior management, household management, life-skills and communication and relationship enhancement when needed
  • Train and schedule volunteers and childcare arrangements for each class.
  • Organization and maintenance of client information and entry of case notes within 24 hours of service. Requirements: Recordkeeping and copying of necessary information, dissemination to appropriate individuals within the agency based on departmental requirements

 Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in the homes of clients and in designated sites in the community. This may involve extensive driving with own car
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interacts verbally with coworkers and representatives from outside agencies
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High energy and enthusiastic teaching style to engage families in an interactive class.
  • To be able to allow group conversation and redirect conversations as needed.
  • Ability to lift 30 to 50 lbs

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required
  • Four year degree in a human services field is preferred
  • Must be 21 years of age with a valid driver s license, proof of auto insurance, and a safe driving record and reliable transportation
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred but not required.
  • Pass a background check

Please send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Henderson at jhenderson@pcaathens.org.  We anticipate that interviews for this position will begin the second week of October.

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