Office/Agency: 
Queen of Peace Center
Position Description: 

Queen of Peace Center has an opportunity for a full-time Parent Educator. Queen of Peace Center is a family-centered behavioral healthcare provider for women with addiction, their children and families. The gender focused female recovery center provides a variety of treatment options to women with co-occurring disorders and those affected by trauma.

Position Summary:
The Parent Educator provides strength based, child focused, family centered services to families using various evidenced based curriculums to educate and support the developmental needs of their children. The focus is on parent-child interactions, parent education of child development and positive responsive caregiving.

Responsibilities:
• Leads and monitors implementation of the curriculum and services provided through the parenting education program
• Facilitate parent education groups and individual parent education plans both on site, at QOPC housing facilities or in a family’s home with clients
• Facilitate staff training and help promote an agency culture that is child focused and family centered
• Manages multiple family caseloads
• Works collaboratively with the mother’s treatment team to carry out family centered treatment goals
• Maintains accurate and up to date records in accordance to regulations and grant reporting
• Provides families with community resources and appropriate referrals as needed
• Bill a minimum of 25 hours per week.
• Other duties as assigned by the department director

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge:
• Sincere dedication to the mission of the Queen of Peace Center
• Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education Elementary Education, Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences or related field.
• Two years of experience working in an Early Childhood setting or working directly with high risk families
• Processes a valid driver’s license and be able to provide own transportation
• Availability to work weeknights and weekends if needed.
• Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence best practices
• Experience working in crisis setting with individuals and families.
• Highly skilled in developing interpersonal relationships in a highly professional manner
• Experience in working effectively and respectfully with people from many different backgrounds
• Strong knowledge of principles of child development and developmentally appropriate practices
• Knowledge of substance use and trauma centered care
• Knowledge of Disease Concept of Addiction/Stages of Change
• Highly skilled in motivational interviewing
• Creative and proactive problem solver
• Superb oral and written communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Outlook

Contact Details: 

For immediate consideration, please send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to qopchr@ccstl.org, attention: Toni Muhammad.