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Northwest Family Services

Family and Parent Educator

Northwest Family Services
Portland, Oregon, United States

Date Posted: 06/24/2009
Categories: Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Job Title: Family and Parent Educator
Reports To: Schools Program Manager
Classification: Exempt, Administrative
Position Time: 1.0 FTE

Job Summary
The Family and Parent Educator is primarily responsible for working with parents of Youth Solutions participants. The Family and Parent Educator provides recruitment, outreach, and skill-based workshops.

Essential Functions
• Conduct engaging and interactive family workshops and parent education using existing curricula.
• Plans and offers family events
• Contacts parents whose children are involved in NWFS youth programs.
• Assists with evaluation.
• Provides information and referral to families.
• Works cooperatively with YS staff providing education, services, family events, and outreach to the community.
• Assists with outreach related to the YS project.
• Assists with training youth workers, adults, and youth leaders in effective strategies to reduce risk behavior such as sex, drugs, alcohol, and gang involvement.
• Works cooperatively with other NWFS staff to implement project objectives.
• Assists with data collection.

Additional Responsibilities
• Provide timely reports as required.
• Conduct other duties as assigned.
• Attend all staff meetings, training and development as required.
• Accept the guidance and supervision of the supervisor and management team in the spirit of establishing and maintaining an honest and professional working relationship.

Job Qualifications
• Prefer BA or BS
• Sufficient work in adolescents and some college considered.
• Bilingual, bi-cultural English and Spanish preferred, but not required
• Professional, polished presentation skills
• Experienced parent educator.
• Ability to multi-task
• Accountable
• High energy, self-directed, organized
• Able to work independently and take direction
• Works well with others
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Can work as part of a team
• Enjoys working with teens
• Proven ability to work effectively with youth and adults
• Willing to educate others on the benefits of waiting for sexual involvement
• Excellent understanding of the youth culture
• Experience with Office 2007
• Valid driver’s license, reliable car, and automobile insurance
• Available for some traveling with some evening and weekend work.

Working Conditions
This position requires frequent and lengthy standing, speaking in a loud voice and ability to lift at least 30 pounds. Also, work is often performed in an office environment and involves frequent use of a computer. Frequent use of phones to communicate with current and potential partners and volunteers. Will drive to perform work with the community. May require occasional travel out-of-town. Availability to work evenings is required.

Submit cover letter and resume to:
Northwest Family Services
6200 SE King Rd
Portland, OR 97222,