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Parents As Teachers Home Visitor

Company: Montana State Job Bank
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Education/Experience/Training:--Bachelor's degree with a background in Social Work, Counseling, Family Studies, Psychology, Health Science, Nursing, Human Services or related field, and two (2) years of experience working in the Human Services field -- required.--Or, an Associate degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education preferred or related field, and four (4) years of experience providing social services to low-income families.--Or, High School Diploma, GED or HSE with completion of child development related classes and more than (4) four years of experience working with children and low-income families.Certifications:--Valid Driver's License issued by the State of Montana.JOB SUMMARYThe Parents as Teachers (PAT) Home Visitor provides PAT home visitation as required by and in accordance with the following PAT model requirements: PAT is a nationwide evidence-based home visiting program for families prenatal to age five which provides child development knowledge and support to parents and caregivers. Vision: All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Mission: To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children to develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Core Values: The work of PAT is grounded in these basic beliefs. Parents are their children's first and most influential teachers, the early years of a child?s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and life, established and emerging research should be the foundation of a parent education and support curricula, training materials and services, all young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed regardless of any demographic, geographic or economic considerations, an understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in servicing families. The PAT Home Visitor will utilize a strength-based approach with all families while challenging them to find effective approaches and solutions for issues related to parenting and child development, provide families with information about available community resources and services, assist parents in developing and fostering healthy self-concepts, self-help skills and self-reliance, administer required model specific screening tools, maintain accurate documentation at all times and handle sensitive personal information according to agency guidelines, collaborate with community partners, staff and agencies and perform other related duties as required or assigned. Some of these services may be delivered through virtual platforms.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESCreates and maintains respectful partnerships with clients, works with families/individuals of various cultural, social economical and educational backgrounds children in a culturally sensitive, empathic, non-judgmental, respectful and professional manner, demonstrates the ability to assume primary responsibility for planning and implementing home visits and activities with parents of young children, prenatally through kindergarten entry, provides in home or virtual visits to deliver health, educational, nutritional and child growth and development information to caregivers following PAT guidelines, coordinates with parents to ensure prenatal, well-child exams, immunizations, health screenings and nutrition assessments are completed and necessary follow up occurs, completes developmental screening and all other model required assessments with families within the PAT expected timelines and in accordance with program guidelines, assists and supports families in locating resources and scheduling appointments with community resources that best meet their needs and ensures seamless quality services for all enrolled pregnant women, children and their families, assists families in improving the condition and quality of family life, improving parenting skills a

Keywords: Montana State Job Bank, Great Falls , Parents As Teachers Home Visitor, Education / Teaching , Great Falls, Montana

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