Parent Educator/Home Visitor

Submitted by Evanston/Skokie School District 65

Job Description 
Family Support Advocate (Family Center)

The job of Family Support Advocate (Family Center) is done for the purpose/s of adhering to the guidelines set forth in the Illinois State Board of Education Birth to Three Programs Standards. This job reports to Family Support Team Leader.

Essential Functions

Build and maintain community networks and collaborations for the purpose of complying with established guidelines, and collaborating to meet the needs of the families.
Completes all family/parent/child assessments for the purpose of documenting goal setting and outcomes, and referring to services, if indicated.

Follows procedures as set-up by the Center (e.g. signing in/out, phone use, calling when sick, requesting time off, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the Family Center Program.

Maintains and submits paperwork in a timely manner (e.g. home/center visit attendance data; event and group attendance; individual attendance analysis; all file folder forms; developmental screenings; parenting/family assessments; developmental staffings; home visit plans for 24 home visits a year per caseload family; IFSP goals; monthly reports; center event planning forms, etc.) for the purpose of complying with required quality standards.

Maintains a confidential and professional relationship with families (e.g. supports all parent functions; contacts parents by phone when necessary; distributes printed information (flyers, newsletters, memos); invites parents/families to all appropriate center events; plans activities that keep parents interested in their child’s education;, etc.) for the purpose of supporting families in achieving their goals.

Networks weekly with community schools, agencies and institutions for the purpose of recruitment and building collaborative relationships.

Offers a wide variety of learning activities for the purpose of meeting children’s developmental and academic needs.
Participates in all training programs for the purpose of developing skills in Family Support and Parenting education, child and family development, human diversity within the family system, health, safety and nutrition, and relationships between families and communities.