Office/Agency: 
Queen of Peace Center
Position Description: 

Queen of Peace Center has an opportunity for a full-time Parent Educator/Doula. 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.

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. This staff member will be trained and certified as a Doula and will receive cross-training as a case manager.

Specific Duties:
• Facilitates parent education groups and individual parent education plans both on site, at QOPC housing facilities or in a family’s home with clients
• Facilitates staff training and helps 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
• Participates in implementation and data collections for grant compliance as needed
• Bills a minimum of 25 hours per week

Qualifications:
• 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
• Possesses a valid driver’s license and be able to provide own transportation
• Availability to work weeknights if needed

Supervisory Relationships:
• Reports to Director of Education and Prevention Services
• Collaborates with agency staff

Skills, Knowledge and Personal Qualities:
• Ability to effectively communicate with parents, children and other professionals
• Excellent written and oral communication, computer programs and office technology skills
• Develops a partnership with parents through encouragement and support, while acting as a role model.

Amount of Travel/Special Conditions:
• Travel as needed to carry out components described in goals and objectives of HFP

Contact Details: 

Please submit cover letter and resume to Sharon Spruell, sspruell@ccstl.org.