Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 72,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a full-time Parent Child Educator to join our DuPage Team!
Essential Job Functions:
Provides services, appropriate to client population, to maximize client potential and promote their optimal functioning in the community.
Responsible for conducting weekly ninety minute home visits with each client. Client caseload will consist of fourteen families with children ages 0-3.
Responsible for planning and facilitating bi-monthly socialization groups with all clients.
Work alongside the parents to ensure that prenatal, well-child exams, immunizations, health screenings, and nutrition assessments are complete and necessary follow up occurs.
Works in office, client home, and community based settings.
Develops and utilize integrated curriculum plans, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
Support individual goals for children as identified in their individualized family service plans/individual education plan.
Complete all developmental, social emotional and health screenings.
Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
Maintain accurate written records, including: assessments, IEP/IFSP documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, and other required forms.
Ensure accurate and current information is entered in Child Plus and Teaching Strategies Gold on a regular basis.
Monitor and report child abuse.
Attend meetings, trainings and appropriate professional development activities.
Responsible for following CACFP policy and procedures and ensuring that Meal Participation records are completed during meal and snacks and that they are accurate.
Provide food preparation and food storage using approved sanitation methods.
Work effectively with diverse staff and service population.
Other duties as requested.
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field required.
Must have access to a vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance to perform essential job function.
Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change t...hat empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.