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Job Title:

Parent Child Educator

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1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world? At Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet we are mission-driven, focused on positive results for people and believe that people should be treated with dignity and respect. If you feel the same way we encourage you to join us in making a difference!

If you desire a better work/life balance and can work in a fast paced environment with excellent growth potential, we would like to hear from you.


1. Under the administration and coordination of the Early Head Start Home-Based Supervisor the Parent Child Educator will provide the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth and development of infants and toddlers in the home based setting and during center-based socialization experiences.

2. The Parent Child Educator will work with parents and families to develop, plan, model and implement positive early childhood experiences in the home and center based setting.

3. Ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) developmentally appropriate practice for infants and toddlers.

4. Periodic weekend recruitment activities are required along with attendance at parent meetings and family activity events.

5. It is the expectation that programmatic recruitment takes place throughout the community as specified and designated during the week and some weekends.

6. Other duties as assigned within the guidelines of this position.


1. To recruit, establish and maintain a caseload of twelve (12) infants and toddlers and maintain all required documentation to support that comprehensive services are provided to these families according to applicable Head Start Performance Standards and Early Head Start IM-HS 00-22 Home Based Services in Early Head Start documents.

2. Regularly communicate with families and staff to organize and plan effectively a minimum of forty-six (46) home visits of ninety (90) minute duration per year; and twenty (22) socializations opportunities per year, the length of the socialization based upon the developmental level of the child, the content of the experience and the families need.

3. Provide, transport and serve a nutritious snack and/or warm meal for each child, parent and sibling present at the time of the home visit and socialization opportunity. Socialization experiences are linked to support the goals established during the home visits and reflect specific goals and objectives included in the Family Partnership Plan.

4. Plan and develop, with the parents, an individualized program for the family, which includes establishment of a caring positive professional relationship in a climate of mutual trust and respect for the culture and diversity of each family.

5. Other duties as assigned within the guidelines of this position.

Job Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position, with preference in areas of early childhood education or a related field. Master’s Degree is preferred. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited educational institution which has U.S. Department of Education approval.

2. Documentation of 36-semester hours of early childhood coursework including infant and toddler courses is required.

3. A minimum of two (2) years of experience working in an early childhood setting or working directly with low-income families is required.

4. Must obtain and/or maintain certification and training in First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Infant/Toddler Development.

5. Ability to work independently and accept increased levels of responsibility.

6. Ability to develop a weekly itinerary for completing home visits, socializations and manages multitasks simultaneously

7. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and Teams.

8. Strong verbal and written communications skills.

9. Passage of complete background clearance, physical and Tuberculosis (TB) Test.

10. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, has adopted and follows the Codes of Ethics established by Catholic Charities USA, the National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychological Association. As an employee of the Agency you are expected to support these codes to the extent doing so is consistent with and allowed by applicable law.

11. A valid driver’s license, reliable means of transportation and proof of liability insurance is required.


Work/Life Balance Time-off: 12 Holidays - 15 Days’ Vacation -3 Personal Days-9 Sick Days
Medical/Dental/Vision Health Insurances
Flexible Spending Account
Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
403B Retirement Plan with employer contributions
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Short-term Disability Insurance

Company Information

We assist people in DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall, Will, Ford and Iroquois Counties by providing community services, counseling, senior programs, and early childhood services (including Head Start).

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, translates God's reconciling love into professional human services, advocates for a just and compassionate society and brings together members of the community, church, business, health care and government to develop effective responses to human needs.

We commit to define these needs, seek solutions, and call forth other resources so that those we serve are empowered to achieve for themselves satisfying and productive lives.

Mission: We are a faith-based organization providing service to people in need and calling others of good will to do the same.

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