The Parenting Education Facilitator coordinates and facilitates parenting classes. The primary curriculum is the Nurturing Parenting Program, but other evidence-based parenting programs may be utilized from time-to-time. The Facilitator is accountable for planning, implementing, evaluating, facilitating, and reporting on all components of the parenting program.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Serves as group facilitator to address parenting education needs of families with children from birth to eighteen years of age.
- Recruits and screens families for participation and maintains contact by telephone, home visit, email, letter, etc. while tiie family participates in the class.
- Completes required processing notes for each family, maintains attendance records and implements required evaluations and assessments for each parenting event.
- Assists in recruiting and training additional facilitators.
- Maintains communication with churches, community centers, other agencies and community partners to publicize and promote parenting classes and other events.
- Performs other duties as assigned to ensure effectiveness of the parenting classes.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING:
- A Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, education or a related field
- Two years of professional work experience in social work or a related field
- Two years of experience facilitating interactive and engaging workshops for adult learners.
- A Master’s degree is preferred and may be substituted for one year of the required work experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of parenting programs
- Knowledge of the”Nurturing Family,^ program is a plus.
- Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
- Ability to deliver information on a nonbiased approach and offer options in an impartial manner while maintaining confidentiality standards.
- Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to communicate/teach program specific material.
- Knowledge of infant and child development and education methods.
- Cultural competence and experience working in culturally diverse environments.
- General knowledge of community resources
- Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral), especially to a large group.
- Organizational skills and attention to detail.
Center for Holistic Development, Inc. (CHD) CHD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.