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Productive and Giving
Parent Educator (Current Employee) –  Decatur, ILNovember 16, 2013
Job Description:
Atypical day at work is going on visits with clients and their children that range from 0-5 years of age. Assisting a child and assessing their progress and sharing the information with their family. I have learned as a case manager you can have the highest expectation's for a family, but if they don't want it's not a goal or reachable.
As a parent educator this position conducts investigations of child care in there homes subject to regulation in accordance with the Human Resource Code. Minimum Standards, and agency policies and procedures to determine whether abuse/neglect and/or noncompliance has occurred. The position interacts routinely with Illinois Department of Family and Protective Services staff, representatives from various organizations, and the general
public. Investigates complaints of abuse/neglect in licensed/registered and unregulated facilities. Investigates complaints alleging illegal child care. •Documents findings of investigations and notifies child care providers of findings and any corrective or adverse actions being taken. •Responds to emergency complaints of abuse/neglect in licensed/registered and illegal child care operations. •Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations. •Promotes and demonstrates appropriate respect for cultural diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts. •Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.

Skill in effective organizational skills. Skill in assertiveness. •Ability to identify violations of law and policies. My co workers and I have
  more... case discussions to handle and analyze a clients solution and need of resources. The hardest part of my job is when the resources are out of funds. The best part of my job is assisting families as needed.  less
Pros
flexibility
Cons
Short lunches, and being on call 24/7
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excellent place for professionals who want to give back
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) –  Decatur, ILNovember 20, 2017
Decatur Public schools is bar none the best place to work in Decatur Illinois. While pay may be less than ADM and other factories, ( I stress may), It is more than made up for with student loan debt forgiveness an excellent work day, and 3 months off every summer.
Pros
pay and schedule
Cons
none
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Love my kids
Cook (Current Employee) –  Decatur arAugust 30, 2017
This job it ideal for a parent or somone looking for part time work. Its in the kids schedule so you wont need a sitter when they are out. And its pretty easy to learn the skills needed
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