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ID: 28989

Posted On 02/17/2023

Job Overview

Regional Office of Education #8

Jo Daviess & Stephenson Counties Job Description

 Jo Daviess Office Call:  815-747-3192 or email:

Freeport office Call: 815-599-1408 or email:



TITLE:                                                 Parent Educator


DEPARTMENT:                   Family Enrichment Program (East Dubuque or Freeport Office)


QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or Human Services field

preferred. Minimum high school diploma required; two years of

supervised work experience with young children and/or parents



  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
  • Must demonstrate successful experience and leadership in establishing partnerships in support of families with young children within schools and communities.
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills
  • Computer skills; including web browsing, email, internet, and word- processing
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (often in the field)
  • Upon hire, the parent educator must complete the Parents Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings


REPORTS TO:                     Program Coordinator


WORK SCHEDULE:           12-month position, 35 hrs./wk.


BENEFITS:                           Individual health, dental, vision insurance paid for by employer

Flexible benefit plan

State of Illinois Retirement System




  • Plan and Implement a developmentally appropriate home-based program for infants and toddlers and their parents based upon Illinois State Board of Education’s Birth to Three Program Standards and Parents as Teachers model.
  • Implement the Parents as Teachers program, which includes partnerships with parents, schools, community organizations, and health care providers.
  • Recruit and enroll parents during pregnancy and with children from birth to age three and plan and participate in recruitments events held by the program (as applicable).
  • Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being.
  • Complete family centered assessments, health reviews, and developmental screenings with enrolled families.
  • Complete outcomes with families to include: Piccolo, CES-D Depression screening, and Relationship Assessment Tool with enrolled families and make appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Develop an Individual Family Goal Plan and other documentation with each family and routinely revisit and update the plan.
  • Connect families to resources that help them reach their goals and address their needs.
  • Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, to preschool, or other providers in area.
  • Serve as a model of professionalism through interactions with children, parents, community and school partners, and program staff.
  • Provide birth to three community screenings.
  • Complete and submit in timely manner documentation as determined appropriate by the Coordinator, ISBE, and Parents as Teachers.
  • Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually. This may also include videotaping home visits for reflective supervision and/or for staff meeting skill-building development.
  • Participate in at least two hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly.
  • Plan and conduct parent and child groups as assigned to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other.
  • Engage in parent-child interaction activities, an increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development.
  • Learn and document information in Visit Tracker or Penelope Data System.
  • Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation.
  • Organize and inventory supplies/materials, etc.
  • Participate in PAT Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process, Continuous Quality Improvement, and ISBE monitoring requirements, which will include monitoring interview, file reviews, and videotaping of visits.
  • Perform other duties called for within the position as needed.

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