Employment Opportunities

Job Description–Parent Educator
The Parent Educator will serve as the implementor of a nationally recognized literacy program with a collective mission of family engagement that fosters daily book-sharing; healthy brain development, parent-child bonding and early literacy skills critical for school success. This position implements a pilot program and is temporary and part-time. Term of employment is six (6) months at approximately five (5) hours per week.

Qualifications: BA Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Social Science or related field. Previous experience working with families and young children, 0-5 years old is preferred. Knowledge of parenting and child development as well as local health and human service systems within Jasper County is necessary. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Must submit to SLED background check for employment verification to work with children. Certification trainings provided upon employment.

Required Skills Needed for Parent Educator:
Possess good communication, listening and basic workplace and computer skills
Ability to build relationships with diverse populations, agency personnel, community organizations
Broad knowledge of Social Services and Early Childhood Education
Receive training in program curriculum as required
Ongoing professional development
Flexibility of work hours to attend evening and weekend events, meetings, training, etc.

Interested candidates should submit resume to:
Jasper County First Steps via Email: dhylton@jasperfirststeps.org