In Home Parent Educator

In Home Parent Educator

Family Enhancement Center Minneapolis, MN 55417

The mission of Family Enhancement Center is to create lasting solutions to prevent and heal child abuse. We strive to build strong children, strong families and support communities to create a society where children are safe, respected and valued.

Child abuse robs children of their childhood—we help give it back.

Safe Families - Safe Children

Family Enhancement Center employs an amazing team of professionals who creatively impact the well-being of children and families who are at risk for or have experienced child abuse. Staff assist clients with healing through psychotherapy and family education. The emphasis of care is on trauma informed and body based techniques to support an individual’s recovery from past trauma and movement towards health. The Family Enhancement Center fosters a strong team environment which supports the therapist’s self-care, growth and learning.

Benefits:

Flexible schedule, supervision, some travel reimbursement, supportive collegial team, continuing education offered, generous vacation, diverse team and health/dental insurance.

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing in home parent education with families in the metro area, collaborating with county workers and making referrals to outside organization when needed. This is a full time position.

Detailed Description:

In Home Parent Educator will:

Develop a working relationship with both parent and child.

Assess the family’s needs and areas that the family wishes to improve.

Coordinate these goals with the goals of the Child Protection worker.

Meet with the family on a weekly basis.

Offer parents and children educational experiences that will help them succeed.

Model and coach family members to make needed changes.

Make referrals to other agencies when additional resources are needed (chemical health resources, domestic abuse resources, housing, employment, individual therapy, medication management, testing, OT, developmental evaluations, etc)

Review goals with family every three months and make adjustments as needed.

Communicate weekly with the Child Protection Worker via email or phone call.

Document all contacts.

Write a Monthly In Home report of activities with each family.

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in social work, psychology or related field with emphasis on work with children and families. Experience with Electronic Health Record systems preferred.

This position requires some evening and/or Saturday weekend hours. Services will be delivered in the client's home, the office, or in the community.

Interested? Contact Libby Bergman at  612-998-1225 or  Libby@mnpreventabuse.org

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