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Parent Educator ($750 Hiring Bonus!)

Company: Pathways
Location: Mifflintown
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service? Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth? If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for Raystown Developmental Services!Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service? Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth? If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for Raystown Developmental Services!About Us:Raystown Developmental Services (RDS) has been serving the counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Juniata since 1983. RDS provides a vast array of services to Adults with intellectual disabilities. Our Residential Program serves individuals with intellectual disabilities who reside in group homes. Staff assist individuals to maximize choice, daily living skills and community integration. RDS also provides day program services at our Adult Training Facility where individuals focus on skill building and community integration. In addition, RDS facilitates Home & Community based services to help assist individuals with intellectual disabilities to help increase their independence and personal skills in their home and to access their community.About Your Role:A person in this position is responsible for providing parenting education services to parents in their homes, community, and group settings. Expected pay rate for this position is $17-$19 per hour, depending on experience; this position also comes with a $750 hiring bonus! $250 is paid out at 90 days, and $500 is paid out at 180 daysEssential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initiate contact with individual parent within five days of referral.
  • Conduct approved assessment tools and developed individualized lesson plans for each parent within first 30 days of service.
  • Sessions should be scheduled and completed a minimum of weekly or bi-weekly based on supervisor, referral source, and family need.
  • Provide monthly written updates to referral source. Attend and participate in monthly case review meetings.
  • Observe interactions between parents and children when possible, based on supervisor and referral source recommendations.
  • Prepare and complete required documentation, including case notes, in compliance with regulations, company standards and the policy and procedure manual.
  • Complete case notes of interaction with family within the time frame based on casenote policy.
  • Maintain adequate program materials required for each parent.
  • Effectively communicate with supervisors/managers, individuals, family members, referral source, and other interested parties.Other Duties:
    • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Attend 24 hours of job specific training per year.
    • Complete all corporate required online trainings.
    • Maintain and update required online calendar.
    • Complete both internal and external surveys based upon individual program policy and procedures.
    • Maintain good working relationships with private and publicagencies.Supervisory Responsibilities:
      • There are no supervisory responsibilities required in this position.Physical Aspects:
        • The duties of this job require fine motor skills to write neat, legible notes, read and understand program documentation, and completing keyboarding entry.
        • The duties of this job involve physical movements such as lifting, stooping, bending, squatting, pushing, pulling, and reaching: The physical demands described herein 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 the essential functions.
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Work Environment:
          • The work environment varies and is largely community based and can vary from office settings to facility based settings and at times residential homes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
          • Adhere to dress code outlined in the policy and procedure manual.Travel:
            • This position requires an extensive amount of travel throughout northeast and/or central Pennsylvania, primarily in Huntingdon and Mifflin County.
            • Position requires a valid Pennsylvania license.
            • Position requires staff to drive and transport clients in both agencies owned and personal vehicles.
            • Properly load and unload individuals to/from vehicles.
            • Follow vehicle safety guidelines, as defined by state regulation and company policy, at all times.Required Education and Experience:Bachelor's Degree in related field (dependent on county contract) or High School diploma/General Equivalency Diploma (GED) with one to three years related experience / training in working with children and families.Qualifications:
              • Language Skills:
                • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents and instructions.
                • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
                • Ability to clearly explain instructions in both written and oral media.
                • Mathematical Skills:
                  • Basic mathematic ability including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Use of MS Excel to aid in mathematical work.
                  • Reasoning Ability:
                    • Ability to read instructional bulletins and/or participate in training sessions then translate information provided into day-to-day work duties.Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
                      • Recognizes problems and provides feedback or documentation to assist with problem resolution.
                      • Clearly and consistently verbally communicates priorities.
                      • Knowledge of basic computer operations.
                      • Documentation and observation skills.
                      • Ability to follow established confidentiality policy.
                      • Ability to follow established safety standards.
                      • Working knowledge of applicable regulations.Perks of Working Full-Time at Raystown Developmental Services:
                        • Competitive Wage/Salary
                        • Paid Vacation Days (1st year 10 days, increases with tenure)
                        • Paid Sick Days (Accrual per pay period)
                        • 7 Paid Holidays (including Day after Thanksgiving)
                        • 3 Personal Days
                        • Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account or FSA
                        • Health and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
                        • Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
                        • 401K Plan
                        • Opportunities for advancement in our local and national company! As we grow, you grow with us!
                        • Employee Assistance Program
                        • Perks @ Pathways (student loan refinancing, pet insurance, Verizon wireless discount, movie, hotel, concert and sporting event discounts)If you're #readytowork PATHWAYS PA is #readytohire!Not the job you're looking for? Pathways has a variety of positions in various locations; please go to click on "Apply Here" icon in the upper right-hand corner and click on the location near you from the drop-down menu.Raystown Developmental Services is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristicWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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