Strengthens and promotes various programs and home-visiting through technical assistance, training, implementation and professional development. These programs include PAT (Parents as Teachers),.
Essential Job Duties
Schedule, conduct and document all technical assistance provided to PAT programs through on-site visits, phone consultation, written correspondence or other modalities of technical assistance.
Acquires and maintains certification as a PAT core trainer.
Develops and facilitates wrap-around training as related to audience needs and areas of professional expertise.
Facilitates and participates in work groups, and leads project teams, networks and learning communities as needed.
Coordinate and support event planning with co-trainers to ensure development of working agendas, assistance with presentation outlines, design and content focus, development of appropriate pre and post training methods and activities. Responsible for development and facilitation of wrap-around training as related to audience needs and areas of professional expertise.
Assist in the development of methods for improving PAT technical assistance in the areas of program design, model fidelity, home visiting, parent group meetings, developmental screening and case management, or other specific program areas via the PAT Specialists meetings.
Serve as a consultant as requested to Ounce staff in the ongoing training and technical assistance of established PAT programs.
Assist the OI management team in the preparation of reports for funders and other audiences related to PAT site activity, research and technical assistance.
Assist with the compilation of monthly and quarterly activity reports of PAT training, staff development and program development activities.
Perform other job-related duties as requested.
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Master’s degree in Early Childhood, Family Studies, Social Work, Human Services, Education, RN, or other related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience with 2 years of experience as a certified PAT supervisor or parent educator.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Able to apply knowledge of adult learning styles, issues in staff development and supervision strategies in various situations.
Working knowledge of current trends in early childhood, federal education programs, home-visiting and staff development strategies.
Ability to work with culturally diverse staff and populations.
Advanced organizational, analytical, project management, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of standardized assessment tools, scoring accuracy, and reliability.
Ability to design, plan and provide competency-based training.
Ability to provide consultation and technical assistance.
Skilled in developing and executing webinars and conference workshops.
Working knowledge of distance learning and related technologies.
Must have foundational understanding of prevention of child abuse and neglect, child and adolescent development.
Ability to travel independently (up to 30%) in diverse communities across Illinois with some overnight stays.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
Frequently works in confined spaces.
Frequently exposed to varying weather conditions, while driving.
General office conditions. Exposed to moderate noise levels.
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Required to frequently sit and regularly use repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement for extended periods of time operating a computer.
Must be able to frequently stand, walk and drive when transferring baggage and supplies.
Must also be able to stand for extended periods of time during trainings or workshops.
Must be able to reach for, grasp, and carry items such as supplies while traveling to and fro different sites.
Regularly required to be able to listen to presentations.
Regularly required to speak clearly and effectively during trainings, workshops and other duties throughout the day.
Must be able to use close vision and be able to focus while working on computers.
Required distance vision of over 20 feet when driving.
Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.