Parent/Child Educator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Parent/Child Educator Posting Number 2019013EP Position Information

Classification Title Parent/Child Educator Working Title Parent/Child Educator Classification Code 1649 RCW Exemption Criteria 14 - Extension/Continuing Education EWU Position Number E99878 CUPA Code No Match FLSA Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit % Full Time 100 Salary / Wage Range AE - 102 Salary Information


Anticipated Start Date Term of Appointment 12 months/year Location Colville/Kettle Falls area County Stevens county Project Description

EWU Early Head Start is a $1.8 million federal grant that requires EWU to provide comprehensive services to 116 low income pregnant women, infants and toddlers living in Stevens, Pend Oreille and Ferry Counties every week all year round. The grant is renewed annually and has a history of over a decade of successful grant renewals. It employs 21 full time permanent staff. The program is required to meet federal regulations at all times in terms of the quantity and quality of services.

Project Duration This program has operated continuously since July 1998 and received a 5 year grant for continued services for the period of July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2019. Background Check Yes - Both Responsible HR User Saundra Godin Responsible HR User Email address [email protected] Posting Text

Job Summary

Inspire Awesome with Eastern Washington University! We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position: Parent/Child Educator

  • This position is located in Stevens County
  • The candidate pool generated will be considered for future vacancies.

EWU Early Head Start Parent-Child Educators (PCEs) are early childhood home visitors who help parents prepare their child for Success in School and in life by engaging and equipping parents in their roles as primary nurturer, most influential teacher and child advocate.

They accomplish this work by developing and maintaining authentic and respectful helping relationships with parents and children and by guiding individualized, home-based comprehensive child health and developmental learning experiences.

Their work is guided, resourced and supported by a well-managed, community oriented, relationship-based university organization that provides effective supervision and content support in child development, infant mental health, health, nutrition, family and community services and other program operations.

Ninety-minute home visits are scheduled on a weekly basis, year round. Caseloads per PCE include 10 to 12 infants, toddlers and pregnant women.

In addition, each PCE organizes and facilitates a minimum of 2 socialization experiences each month.

While PCEs are the primary service provider for the home-based EHS program option, they work collaboratively with parents, other EHS staff, volunteers, community partners and other providers to plan and implement the full range of EHS services.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Effectively plan, implement and document weekly home-based EHS services to assure the delivery and coordination of comprehensive and integrated services

2. Recruit and enroll eligible children, pregnant women and their families for the EWU EHS program

3. Plan, implement and document effective socialization experiences twice a month for pregnant women, infants and toddlers

4. Document services in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with program systems, policies and practices

5. Actively participate in supervision, professional development and training, and multi-disciplinary meetings and consultations

All work must be completed in compliance with federal, state, local and university statutes, regulations, policies and practices to assure consistent, high quality services for pregnant women, infants and toddlers.

PCE’s are expected to work effectively with other EWU EHS staff, supervisors and community providers, including volunteers to provide the comprehensive set of EHS services to children and families

This job is an excellent opportunity for mission-driven individuals who want to help make a difference in the lives of children and families. As a full-time or part-time employee of Eastern Washington University, you will receive salary plus excellent benefits (medical, dental, retirement and more), paid vacation, paid sick leave, and paid holidays! Just as important, you will be joining a dedicated team of professionals devoted to providing comprehensive services to our communities and their families.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

EWU Early Head Start provides services in family homes located throughout Stevens, Northern Ferry, and Pend Oreille counties. Home visitors work from regional hubs located in Colville, Newport, and Valley. Position works in EWU offices located in a central location.

The pool created by this position will be used to fill any other EWU EHS PCE positions that open while the pool remains viable.

This position requires services be delivered in the homes of program families, many of whom are located in unincorporated areas.

Position requires use of a personal vehicle when performing job duties; proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license are required for this position; mileage for use of personal vehicle for completion of job duties will be reimbursed at the approved state rates.

Other Requirements:
1.Infant/Toddler CPR and First Aid Certificate (within 30 days after hire)
2.TB Test (within one year prior to hire)
3.Staff Health Exam (prior to hire)
4.Valid Washington State Driver’s License and private automotive insurance (prior to hire)
5.Food Handler’s Permit (prior to hire)
6.HIV/Blood Borne Pathogens Training (prior to hire)
7.Personal vehicle for local travel
8.Provide 3 Personal and 3 Professional References (prior to hire)
9.Criminal Background Declarations (prior to hire)
10.Pass all Background Checks as required by 45 CFR Part 1302.90, including state criminal history records fingerprint checks (prior to hire) , sex offender registry check (prior to hire), FBI criminal history register finger print check (within 90 days of hire) and child abuse and neglect state registry check (within 90 days of hire). Employee must also pass all 4 criminal background checks at least every five years.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt or, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check for continued employment.

Physical Demands

Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resource Services at [email protected] to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Pre-Placement Physical No Hearing Test No Medical Monitoring Post Hire No Protective Equipment

Latex or nitrile gloves

Required Qualifications

Qualifications Required:

Home visitors must have knowledge and experience in:
o child development and early childhood education;
o the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition;
o adult learning principles;
o and family dynamics.

They must be skilled in communicating with and motivating people.

In addition, they must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.

Successful candidate must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and should have experience with Word, Internet Explorer and e-mail.

Additional Requirements Include:

1. A minimum of 1 year work or volunteer experience working with very young children and their families in a human service setting.
2. A minimum of a GED or high school diploma.

  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications

Qualifications Strongly Preferred:

1. An AA, BA or advanced degree in child development, education, social sciences or in a related field of study. Transcripts and course descriptions must be submitted with the application
2. A CDA in home visiting or infant/toddler care (copy of CDA must be submitted with the application)
3. A 1 year ECE certificate (birth to 5) (copy of certificate must be submitted with the application along with unofficial transcripts)

Additional Qualifications Preferred:

1. Work experience in Early Head Start or Head Start; with special preference given for those with home visit experience
2. Past or present Head Start and Early Head Start parents are especially encouraged to apply
3. Work or volunteer services experience in Ferry, Stevens or Pend Oreille counties

Other Skills and Abilities Work Schedule Type Other Work Schedule

Variable. 40 hours per week; typically M-F between 7 am – 6 pm; Core hours for all staff are 9 am – 3 pm

Posting Date 04/11/2019 Open Until Further Notice No Closing Date 06/17/2019 Screening to Begin 05/03/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.
1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
2. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications.
3. Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions.
4. Please provide education transcripts, copies of training certifications, and the names and telephone number of 3 personal references and 3 professional references. These are required documents.
5. Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Application Types Accepted Application Job Duties

% of Time 60 Responsibility / Duty

Note: Essential Duties are noted as (E).

Provide comprehensive early childhood health and developmental services in a home-based EHS program option to infants and toddler in partnership with the child’s parents (E)including:

o Plan and implement 90-minute weekly home visits utilizing EWU EHS approved curriculum and materials (E)
o Partner with parents to ensure that enrolled children are provided services in a healthy and safe environment and manner. Make recommendations for health and safety improvements, make referrals and or CPS reports if necessary to ensure the health and safety of the infant or toddler (E)
o Collaborate with families to establish family development goals and child development goals, and document this collaborative process in family partnership agreements (E)
o Promote parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance and the overall EHS program (E)
o Monitor and educate parents with respect to children’s health status, including medical follow-up, physical health, dental health, mental health and nutrition (E)
o Provide support and resources to families in crisis and community resource referral services (E)
o Plan and effectively implement program activities in accordance with EWU EHS’ comprehensive individualization system (including health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities and family services) (E)
o Respond appropriately to each child as an individual, based upon observation, information, and documentation that is available to the PCE (E)
o Recruit and maintain a full caseload of EHS eligible infants, toddlers and pregnant women as well as waiting lists of eligible children and families to fill vacant slots (E)
o Plan and facilitate small group EHS socialization experiences at least 2 times per month (E)

Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties

% of Time 20 Responsibility / Duty

Effectively plan, track and document home-based EHS services to assure the delivery and coordination of comprehensive and integrated services (E) including:

o Maintain appropriate data and documentation about each child in accordance with EWU EHS policies and procedures. (E)
o Implement monitoring and coordination systems as directed (E)
o Proactively communicate regarding health and safety issues and other topics effecting the well-being of children, families and staff (E)

Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties

% of Time 20 Responsibility / Duty

Work effectively with other EWU EHS staff, supervisors and community providers, including volunteers to provide the comprehensive set of EHS services to children and families (E)including:

o Participate effectively in professional development meetings and opportunities (E)
o Actively participate in monitoring and planning, supervisory, service review and other program meetings (E)
o Participate in community and family meetings as directed by EHS program management and supervisors (E)
o Proactively communicate regarding health and safety issues and other topics effecting the well-being of children, families and staff (E)

Essential Function Indicator Yes Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts
  4. License(s) and Certification(s)
  5. List of Professional References
  6. Diversity Response
Optional Documents
  1. DD214 Form
  2. Other Document #1
  3. Other Document #2




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Posted: 6/19/2019
Application Due: 6/22/2019
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