Pearl Buck Center
  • 06-Feb-2017 to 06-Mar-2017 (PST)
  • Pearl Buck Preschool
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • $13.00 to $14.00 hr DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental & Life Insurance, 401k Plan, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Mileage Reimbursement


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Outreach Parent Navigator is responsible for providing home-based prevention services  focusing on child development and education and coordination of services/activities for parents with cognitive difficulties and their families which are referred to Pearl Buck Preschool Program. The Outreach Parent Navigator will work collaboratively with the Preschool Director, Parent Navigators, teaching staff, and community professionals to develop and implement a comprehensive support plan and assist families. The Outreach Parent Navigator is designed to provide comprehensive supports to parents of young children so they can reach their needs and goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  1. Direct Service ' Conduct home visits to assess family needs, design individualized family support plans, support families meeting their goals (including Individualized Family Support Plans), using functional behavior assessment tools when needed. Design and use appropriate methods of data collection. Responsibilities include collaborating with preschool staff and other professionals and providing training.
  2. Makes contact with newly referred and pre-enrollment list parents and establishes positive working relationships.
  3. Utilizes appropriate limit and boundary setting skills.
  4. Utilizes ASQ/ ASQ-SE with each family and make report results to parents and other included participants.
  5. Utilize Home Safety Screenings when appropriate.
  6. Promotes positive parent-child relationships.
  7. Identifies parental strengths and learning styles to develop appropriate strategies and techniques to teach positive guidance techniques.
  8. Adapts parenting education/PBIS materials for parents with cognitive difficulties.
  9. Establishes family support plan with Preschool Director, teachers and family.
  10. Maintains client records and data collection in accordance with Pearl Buck Center and funding source requirements.
  11. Meets weekly with Preschool Director and Specialist Support Team to review family support plans and behavioral data, when appropriate.
  12. Participates in PBIS team meetings.
  13. Provides technical support and staff training in Program-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in the Preschool.
  14. Works cooperatively with Department of Human Services to prevent abuse or neglect.
  15. Makes DHS referrals when appropriate.
  16. Make community referrals to appropriate supports.
  17. Responds to family crises when necessary through intervention and advocacy.
  18. Assist with parent support group as needed, via childcare or facilitation.

          B.      Reporting and Record Keeping

  1. Keeps up-to-date files on each family.
  2. Completes daily log notes on documented contacts with parents.
  3. Completes and submits all paperwork in a timely manner.
  4. Maintains statistics in accordance with agency demographics and other funding sources as necessary.

C Safety

  1. Responsible for safety and welfare of yourself and others when providing direct services.
  2. Ensures safety requirements are practiced as outlined in the safety manual.
  3. Other duties as assigned (e.g., Food for Lane County food boxes)

QUALFICATIONS

          A.      Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree in special education, early childhood education, community services, or related field.
  2. Prefer a minimum of two years experience in human services, preferably working with people with developmental disabilities, families and children with challenging behavior.
  3. Knowledge of parent education, child development, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and community services.
  4. Skills and knowledge in functional behavioral assessment and behavior support planning.
  5. Experience with home visiting.
  6. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  7. Thorough knowledge of principles of human development, including human learning, emotional and social development, behavior change.
  8. Skill, knowledge, and expertise in building systems of problem behavior prevention and intervention in schools and with families.
  9. Skill in collecting and interpreting behavioral data.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students, parents and community members.
  11. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of adults.
  12. Ability to multi-task and work effectively with timelines.
  13. Skill in maintaining good interpersonal relations.
  14. Valid Oregon driver's license.
  15. Maintain liability automobile insurance of $500,000.00.
  16. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  17. Skill and knowledge of word processing, Excel, and navigating the internet.

          C.      Criminal Records Check

  1. Become enrolled on the Central Background Registry.
  2. Pass criminal records check as required by the Office of Developmental Disabilities.

JOB CONTACTS

  1. Regular contacts with other agencies, such as Department of Human

Services/Child Protection Services, Lane County Public Health, DD Services, Early Childhood Cares.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. Contact with highly stressed parents living in challenging situations.
  2. Exposure to chronic health hazards, such as head lice, staph infections, scabies, cigarette smoke.
  3. Travel to consumer homes and community service agencies.
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