CAPITOL REGION EDUCATION COUNCIL POSITION DESCRIPTION Position Title: Program: Parent Educator Date: Preschool Intervention Program Parent Aid Program Human Resources Use Only: Exempt: NonExempt: 2/14/01 Number in Position: X Job Number 12415 Grade: General Purpose: Under the supervision of the Director of Preschool Intervention Program/Parent Aid Program, to identify factors that are causing parents and children to be a burden to society and to provide help, assistance and education to enable them to become stable, well functioning and productive members of the community and to assist teachers in the preschool classroom. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. For the Preschool Intervention Program (PIP), assists the teacher in delivering educational services by providing individual attention to students unable to keep pace with the class, working with students whose behavior might become disruptive to the class, preparing classroom materials, supervising students during recreation and snack times and keeping classroom organized and safe, and/or; 2. For the Parent Aide Program (PAP), makes home visits to identify factors at the physical, social and emotional level that are hindering social and personal development of family members and prepares plans of action to address needs in a practical and systematic manner. Helps and assists parents in the implementation of the treatment plan by providing instruction in parenting skills, child development, family interpersonal relationships, nutrition, hygiene, household management and safety. Provides information on community agencies that provide services for identified needs. Provides continued attention and support to ensure progress is being made and action plan goals are being met. Promotes and fosters the movement of clients from dependency on outside agencies to a more independent lifestyle. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requires a BS/BA and 2 years experience in providing childcare and family services or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires knowledge in child care services, child stages of development, child psychology, the learning process, legal aspects of day care service, sociology, personal counseling, referral procedures, household management, and preschool systems rules and regulations. Requires good organizational, communication, interviewing and listening skills. Valid CT driver’s license. Supervision None. Working Conditions Requires lifting of children in the classroom and driving. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed rather than give an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.