Parent Educator (Part-time)
Volunteers of America - Greater New York - Rahway, NJ

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The Parent Educator is responsible for the provision of in-home, family services to increase positive parenting practices.



The position requires a master’s degree in social work or other related field, with a State of New Jersey professional license (LSW, LCSW, LPC) and bilingual (Spanish/English) capability. In addition, two (2) years experience providing family services or behavioral treatment services is required.


  • Meet with the family within 72 hours of referral to identify family strengths and needs.
  • Develop and implement a Family Service Plan during the initial sessions with the family with defined goals, objectives, and desired outcomes.
  • Provide in-home videotaping of the family and editing to identify areas of needed improvement in parenting communication style and parent teaching skills.
  • Conduct in-home family sessions using the CSP curriculum, observation of family interactions during daily routines, constructive feedback with alternative skill teaching, provide information on age appropriate expectations and developmental milestones, and stress reduction techniques.
  • Utilize PBS to reduce negative behaviors through teaching positive alternatives.
  • Provide 24-hour on-call coverage and support for the family.
  • Communicate family progress to the DYFS worker assigned to the case.
  • Identify community resources appropriate to the needs of the family.
  • Complete all recording and reporting as required by funder and Volunteers of America.


  • Prevent family dissolution and lower risk factor for potential abuse and/or neglect.
  • Increase family stability and promote healthy family relationships through problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Reduce the reliance on the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) and connect families to existing community resources.


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