Family Educator # 310-001-2014

Children’s Home Society of Washington
1 Regular Full time position: 37.5 hrs/week
Location: Tacoma, WA

Family Educator

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

Identify needs, plans, and implement family education programs focused on parents, caregivers, and child. Provide workshops and classes based on best practice curriculum, facilitate groups, and conduct home visits. Partner with parents and other caregivers to engage in activities that enhance parenting practice to increase understanding of positive parenting, child development, readiness for school, school success, family wellness, and well being. Family Educators may also specialize in partnerships with schools to increase social emotional development, academic achievement, and parental engagement in their child’s school success. Supervise family educators (contracted or volunteer) to teach best/promising practice family education curriculums. Position requires ability to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekend activities.

• Participates in development, planning and scheduling around adult, child and youth family support initiatives
• Works as a member of an inter-disciplinary team to provide family education that strengthens the family in support of healthy child development including teaching, facilitating and leading classes, workshops, wraparound support, family action plans and home visiting
• May provide regular scheduled home visits to support healthy child development and positive parenting and use evidence based curriculums such as Triple P, Project SafeCare, or Parents as Teachers
• May provide educational workshops and class using evidence based curriculums such as Nurturing Families, Strengthening Families, or Incredible Years
• May conduct developmental screening and assessments of children and home environment assessments making referrals as necessary
• May facilitate and coordinate youth groups and/or parent/youth forums or support groups
• Provides early learning/child development/parenting presentations to community groups including PTA’s, childcare centers, workplace sites, and/or family support centers
• Recruits, trains and supervises contracted staff and volunteers to support family education, teen curriculum and early learning activities
• Maintains complete confidential records on children and family in accordance with program, best practice or fidelity requirements
• May conduct home studies for child placement/adoption purposes
• Develops and implements and tracks complex outcome-based measurement tools
• Responsible for collecting and maintaining program records, statistics and reports for contract and grant-funded activities
• Supports program fund development (grants, fundraisers, etc)
• Advocates for the values of a diverse population within CHSW and the Community
• Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor

• Bachelor degree in Social Work, Human Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field and minimum of two years related direct service experience or AA plus a four years experience in providing family/parent education classes. Masters preferred.
• Certification in best practice and/or evidence based curriculums may be required
• Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends
• Knowledge and practice of family support principles and practice
• Knowledge of child development
• Should be able to build and maintain relationships with families and with community organizations and schools
• Must possess strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively especially with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations
• Experience in volunteer management ; recruiting, training and supervision
• Must be able to work independently; organize and prioritize tasks responsibly
• Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license, proof of insurance
• Must be eligible for Agency Affiliated Counselor Credential
• Must pass a background check
• Must have reliable transportation
• Proficient in MS Windows, Office Suite and Outlook
• Must possess strong human relations skills to communicate and work effectively within a culturally diverse work environment and community

How to apply

Please visit our website at or use the following link to apply directly to this positon.

Tacoma, Washington
Children's Home Society of Washington

2141 S. J Street, Tacoma, WA, 98405, US