Summary

Licensed | Community Education | Available: As soon as possible | Closing: Until Filled

Description

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Teacher / Parent Educator
Posting # 3904

Job Details:

  • Position is .99 FTE (benefit eligible).
  • Salary based on ECFE salary schedule
  • Position will be available to start as soon as possible

Internal posting dates: 1/20/23 – 1/22/23*
External posting dates: 1/23/23 – until filled
*Internal period was waived 

Duties of this position will include Early Childhood Family Education classes, seminars, events; Early Childhood Screening; home visits/community outreach  
Varied schedule Mondays-Fridays to include evenings and some weekends  

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Tiffany Grams Farkas, Early Childhood Coordinator, 763-528-4518, gramst@colheights.k12.mn.us and/or Kristen Stuenkel, Director of Community Education and Communications, 763-528-4515, stuenkelk@colheights.k12.mn.us
 
Interested applicants should apply online at www.colheights.k12.mn.us
 
Interviews will be scheduled at the request of the School District.

Major Responsibilities
Performs intermediate professional work guiding parents and future students to the successful preparation for
kindergarten through practice, role playing, educational exercises and special projects; performing home visits to
evaluate learning environment, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited
supervision of the Early Childhood Coordinator.  

Qualifications

  • Minnesota Education Degree (License) in parent/family teaching.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting and with diverse groups of people preferred.
  • Alternatives to the qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable will also be considered.
  • Valid driver’s license in the State of Minnesota.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood education, parent education, or related field and minimal experience
working in family studies, early childhood, elementary or secondary education, or equivalent combination of education
and experience.

Essential Functions

  • Creates curriculum learning plans to fit with families with children aged birth to five (5) years of age; plans parent education classes based on the needs of the participants and community members.
  • Facilitates parent education groups and discussions; provides information, skills and assistance to parents to help them prepare their children for kindergarten.
  • Conducts educational environment home visits.
  • Provides support, assistance, and referrals to families concerning individual needs, issues or concerns; consults with other district professionals and community agencies to form goals and consistent application of learning methods.
  • Provides relevant, effective and research based information.
  • Assists with supporting parents in their role.
  • Helps to improve the quality of interaction between parent and child.
  • Plans and facilitates learn-through-play sessions for parents and their children; sets up appropriate play and learning experiences and activities; role models positive adult-child interactions; assists parents with providing discipline and parenting skills.
  • Plans and participates in special events; assists with set up and cleanup of events; helps plan and lead activities with families.
  • Keeps record of parent attendance; orders parent education materials; helps with report writing; organizes files and records.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of district and education principles, practices, policies and procedures; thorough knowledge of the
principles and methodology of effective teaching; thorough knowledge of community education rules, regulations and
procedures; thorough skill preparing or processing child interaction programs and supplies; thorough skill operating
standard office computer equipment and applicable hardware and software; some skill maintaining accurate records both
paper and electronically; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate oral
presentations and written reports; ability to effectively communicate with staff, students, parents and other district
stakeholders both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with associates,
parents, students and community members.
                                                       
Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing,
frequently requires sitting and occasionally requires standing, walking and using hands to finger, handle or feel; work
has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the
spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and
analyzing written or computer data, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general
surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a quiet location
(e.g. library, private offices).