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Posted: 06/30/2024

Title of Position:                     PARENTING & LIFE SKILLS EDUCATOR
Details of Position:                 P/T, 20 hrs/wk, $20.00/hr
Locations of Position:             CCE Jefferson County, 203 N. Hamilton St., Watertown, NY
About the Position:
This position will serve as the Parenting and Life Skills Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County. This position will implement programming from a menu of existing parenting and life skills education curricula to meet the needs of families referred from the Department of Social Services, other community agencies and self-referrals. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established parenting and life skills programming and activities, both on-site and off-site in accordance with the Parenting Program Area’s Plan of Work to include, but not limited to: one-on-one teaching, home visitation, demonstrations, newsletters, and group workshops. Programming topics may include, but are not limited to: discipline, stress reduction, communication, parenting styles, child development, home sanitation, budgeting, breastfeeding, basic nutrition, family safety and goal setting. This position will also be responsible for community-based parenting and life skills classes in a group class environment.  Twenty percent (20%) of the position will support the New York State Department of Health CARE project with individual home visits and parenting classes. CCE’s parenting education model is strengths based and works on the belief that the well-being of families is grounded in informed parenting. Parents create the environment of family life and provide children with their first and most influential model for healthy and responsible behavior. Research indicates the strong influence adults have on their family’s lifestyle, health and fitness and overall well-being.  This affects all aspects of a child’s life, including how well they do in school. Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.  Research-based, evidence-based and best practices curricula will be utilized to deliver programming.
Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associate’s Degree and 2 years of transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Home visiting experience.
  • Background in parenting education, trauma-informed practices, and familiarity with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Excellent benefits package upon employment and based on eligibility, to include, but not limited to: New York State Health Insurance Program; dental insurance; New York State Employee Retirement System; vacation, personal and sick leave; etc.  Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Attention Applicants:  Please be aware of the following – If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.  PSLF forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
All Applicants must apply online to be considered for this position by July 26, 2024. and click on “jobs.”
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