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Education Technician (Parent Educator) - 2 positions

Education Technician (Parent Educator) - 2 positions
Dishchiibikoh Community School
Summary: Parent Educators provide personal visits (usually in the home) with primary
care providers of children prenatal to 5 years of age, using the Parents as Teachers
Foundational Curriculum and Foundational 2 (3 through Kindergarten). They also
provide screenings, FACE Family Circles, and resource networking. It is a multi-faceted,
demanding position. Most schools in the United States that employ certified PAT Parent
Educators consider it a professional-level position. Some have created a job level
specifically for parent educators.
Preparation to become a skilled Parent Educator:
 Become a certified PAT Parent Educator by attending a one-week Foundational
Curriculum and Model Implementation Training in St. Louis, Mo. Pass all assessments
during the training and complete a developmental chart.

 Attend the Foundational 2 Training to work with families age 3 through Kindergarten.
 Renew certification yearly by participating in on-going professional development:
FACE professional development includes participation in FACE Regional Meetings and
FACE webinars.
Duties and Responsibilities of a Parent Educator:
 Become knowledgeable in the PAT Foundational Curriculum and model components;
and provide personal visits using the eight Foundational Plans in the online curriculum
and using the Planning Guide to plan the content of personal visit with families.
Because there is so much material to learn, on average it takes a parent educator 1-2
years to become skilled.
 Be able to use technology to access the curriculum, plan personal visits and content
for Family Circles and document services received by families through data-based
 Schedule and complete the required number of home visits.
 Develop a comfortable and trusting relationship with each family so that the needs of
each individual child are met.
 Ensure that each family participates in 75% of the offered personal visits.
 Offer a monthly FACE Family Circle that focuses on child development, neuroscience,
or a parenting topic (three areas of emphasis). Coordinate efforts with partner parent
educator and the FACE team. Ensure that each family participates in at least 75% of the
 Complete required annual screenings for each home-based child on the caseload
(within 90 days of enrollment).
 Complete required Family-Centered Assessment Synthesis Record (within 90 days of
enrollment) and update as needed for each participating family.
 Follow-up on concerns and delays indicated by screenings. Document all referrals and
 Be knowledgeable about community resources and link families to appropriate
resources and document.
 Develop and/or be a part of a Community Advisory Council.
 Help parents and children transition to either FACE center-based, another preschool
setting, the school’s Kindergarten, or to the PAT Foundational 2 curriculum (age 3
through Kindergarten).
Requirements for Hiring:
 Preferred qualifications are an AA degree or 60 hours of college credit, or a bachelor’s
degree in early childhood education, social work, health, psychology, or a related field.
The minimum qualifications for parent educators are a high school diploma or GED.
 Be able to travel to required trainings and professional development each year.
 Hold a valid driver’s license.
 Be highly organized.
 Be able to learn the PAT curriculum and convey that information to parents.
 Be able to use computer, internet and other technology to fully utilize the database.

 Be able to establish rapport with families and empower parents by building on their
 Be able to work well in a team.
 Be able to use a laptop and software to plan and document services.
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with
the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-
4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.
Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian
Preference eligible.
Within the scope of Indian preference, all candidates will receive consideration without
regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or other non-
merit factors.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you
need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process,
please notify this agency. The decision in granting reasonable accommodation will be
on a case-by-case basis.

Combination of the following education and experience is the minimum qualifications:
Level 02- Obtained an Associates (or higher) Degree or completed 60 hours of study
from an institution of higher education, plus 1 year of experience.
Experience should be in the same line of work or one which is basically similar to the
education position the employee is being placed in.
SUBSTITUTION: A Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent degree meets basic
requirements for the position.
Contact Faith Bonito
Phone: (928) 332-2444
Fax: (928) 332-2341
PO Box 80068, Cibecue, AZ 85911