Parent Educator

Minneapolis, MN 55420
United States

Social Services
Listing Start Date
Listing End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $19.00 To $21.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel



JOB SUMMARY: This position will assist cognitively challenged families to identify their strengths and weaknesses, while working to develop goals and positive changes. This position will provide classroom parenting instruction, in-home guidance and counseling, intervene in crisis situations, and act as a liaison between client families and other agencies involved with families.


  • $1,000 hiring bonus after 3 months of employment!
  • $19.00 - $21.00 per hour
  • Consistent schedule
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Strong emphasis on employee self-care and work-life balance
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement contribution in the agency-sponsored retirement savings plan after 1 year of service
  • Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability
  • Full Time considered at 37.5 hours per week


  • Help families identify their strengths and weaknesses, while working to develop goals and positive changes.
  • Develop and coordinate individual case plans and assist clients towards stated goals.
  • Plan and co-facilitate parenting education classes.
  • Advocate, teach, and assist clients in obtaining resources available in the community.
  • Conduct monthly home visits to assigned clients to assess safety of the environment and monitor client progress from classroom to home.
  • Intervene in crisis situations to provide a safe environment for families.
  • Advocate for clients with the relationship in outside agencies being educational or medical.
  • Refer, advocate for, and follow-up with clients in need of additional community support and services.
  • Observe and document parent/child interactions.
  • Document significant behavior and maintain up-to-date files.
  • Complete assessments; write progress reports and termination summaries as requested by the supervisor.
  • Attend IEPs and parent conferences; facilitate positive communication between parents and social workers, public school staff, and other agencies involved


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services, education, psychology, health, child development or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of directly related work experience.
  • Experience working with families in crisis from various social backgrounds.
  • Experience working with and an understanding of low income communities, communities of color, cognitively challenged individuals, gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender individuals, and other oppressed and/or vulnerable populations.
  • Will consider combination of lesser education with increased experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Desire to work with and an understanding of cognitively challenged individuals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and respectful relationships with assigned clients.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to facilitate groups and provide in-home counseling services.
  • Ability to travel to clients’ homes, schools, meetings with community partners and various other locations.
  • Willingness to transport clients in own vehicle.
  • Ability to meet the agency’s requirements for driving participants.
  • Ability to track and maintain accurate data necessary for program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to perform assessment needed in order to conduct appropriate intervention and referrals.
  • Ability to maintain agency, participant and staff confidentiality.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Valid MN Drivers’ License, access to reliable transportation, and the ability to meet TFP’s driving record requirements.

The Family Partnership has a mandated vaccination policy implemented for all employees, subject to reasonable accommodation required by law

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: For more than 140 years, The Family Partnership has built strong families, vital communities, and better futures for children. We fulfill our mission through counseling, education, and advocacy, primarily in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area.

We Believe: Families, no matter what their form, are the foundation of strong communities.

Our Purpose Is To: Clear the path for family success.

We Pursue This By:

  • Championing the two-generation approach
  • Preventing and overcoming adverse childhood experiences
  • Demonstrating leadership in thought and action
  • Building partnerships based on trust.

Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of The Family Partnership. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don't fit 100% of the technical requirements. Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.

Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials.

The Family Partnership participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. See E-Verify’s official poster here.