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Currently, Mountain Resource Center is hiring for three different positions: Receptionist, Parents as Teachers™ Parent Educator and an Early Childhood and Family Educator (please see details listed below for each)

Receptionist

Position Summary:  The Receptionist presents a professional caring image while attending to Mountain Resource Center visitors and receives inquiries on the phone and in person, supplying information to the general public, clients, partners and volunteers.  He/she has outstanding customer service skills, is organized and has a working knowledge of Mountain Resource programming and services and enhances the office’s effectiveness by providing administrative and staff support to the general organizational operations.

Essential Functions

  • Answer the telephone, direct callers to the appropriate person, take messages as appropriate, and welcome and greet all visitors to the Center
  • Maintain a clear understanding of the various program areas, activities and events being held at and by MRC
  • Enter and maintain data into Mountain Resource Center databases while ensuring confidentiality
  • Provide personnel support on a periodic or project basis, e.g. correspondence, filing, transmission of facsimile or email documents, copying and collating documents
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of clients’ information
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Parents as Teachers™ Parent Educator

Position Summary: A certified parent educator implements the Parents as Teachers™ (PAT) model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the Parents as Teachers™ Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families.

Essential Functions

  • Attend the five-day Parents as Teachers™ Foundational and Model Implementation Training and the two-day Foundational Training 2: 3 years through Kindergarten in order to obtain Parents as Teachers™ Certification to serve families with children prenatal to age 5. Training completion is required for certification.  Complete ongoing professional development hours as required for Parents as Teachers™ certification renewal
  • Schedule personal visit with family in their home or agreed upon location. Plan the visit, gather materials, travel to the home or location agreed upon. Conduct the Parents as Teachers™ visit and clearly document the visit in Visit Tracker online database
  • Maintain all family records as mandated by the Parents as Teachers™ Fidelity Guidelines in strict confidentiality of clients’ information.. Record-keeping maintained in family files and Visit Tracker
  • Organize and inventory supplies and materials necessary for program implementation
  • Assist with monthly Parents as Teachers™ group meetings and Mountain Resource Center events
  • Ensure growth, visibility and accessibility of Parents as Teachers™ in designated counties through creating marketing materials, advertising programs throughout the community, making presentations to local organizations and schools, and fostering community outreach. Participate in early childhood councils, e.g. TRIAD, PAYC
  • Coordinate services with early childhood education resource organizations, child care centers, schools, service groups, and government and community programs serving families, infants, and young children
  • Attend staff meetings and Parents as Teachers™ team meetings as scheduled, in and out of town as necessary
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends and capable of working flexible hours
  • Serve children and their families with the following four PAT components: Monthly Personal Visits, Monthly Group Meetings, Screenings in Health, Vision, Hearing and Development, Goal Setting and ongoing referrals to Community Resources
  • Work in partnership with Parents as Teachers Manager to provide hands-on oversite to the Parents as Teachers program and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Manage program tracking, child and parent outcome data and evaluations in Visit Tracker, and additional program tracking tools
  • Monitor and report program outcomes as needed to the Parents as Teachers Manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Accountabilities

The PAT Parent Educator demonstrates the following:

  • Knowledge in early childhood curriculum and program development
  • Proven leadership, staff development and supervision skills
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to follow through with assigned duties
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and work in a team
  • Willingness to accept feedback and adapt accordingly
  • Participation as a MRC team player by attending staff meetings and other organizational events and willingness to share knowledge to advance knowledge and skills of others
  • Understanding and agreement to follow all policies, procedures & protocols as set forth in the MRC Employee Handbook, MRC Employment Policies Manual and other directives
  • Conformance to a drug-free workplace, not be under the influence of alcohol and/or other illicit drugs of abuse
  • A professional, positive and polite attitude and relationship with other MRC employees, volunteers, clients and customers

Credentials, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Early Childhood Development or related field OR a minimum of 4 years early childhood and parenting support experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proof and maintenance of proper legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Reliable transportation to and from work and training locations
  • Position and # of hours worked is determined and based on available grant funding

Early Childhood and Family Educator

Position Summary:  Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program available to families with young children.  ECFE emphasizes family as a foundation for later education and works to ensure that all family members have the ability, as well as the parenting education, to provide a good learning environment for their children.  ECFE educators plan, teach and evaluate ECFE classes for children ages infant to 5 years old and facilitate parent education and discussion groups.  This position provides assessment and referral information to parents regarding developmental milestones and other early childhood information.  Educators work as a team to create learning stations for parents and kids to explore together.  They support parents and help children achieve the readiness skills for either a more formal preschool experience or kindergarten.

Essential Functions

  • Teach ECFE classes, which includes lesson planning, classroom set-up, and parent/child evaluations and assessments
  • Provide parents with literature, discussion, and additional resources for early childhood development
  • Provide Ages and Stages Screening and teach parents how to observe and interpret screening results
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Assist as needed with proposals for ECFE funding and with fundraising events
  • Coordinate services with ECFE resource organizations, child care centers, schools, service groups, and government and community programs serving families, infants, and young children
  • Research relevant and current community resources
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of clients’ information
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Mountain Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, ancestry, creed, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

If you have any questions regarding employment or volunteer interest, please reach out to Shirley at shirley@mrcco.org or at 303-838-7552 x 11.