Parent Educator

Job Posted 8/24/2023
The Family Partnership
1501 Xerxes Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
United States
Category Jobs
Healthcare / Health Services
Application Closing Date
$19.00 to $21.00 Per Hour
Job Description

Do you want to make a difference by helping provide support services to parents and families in the community? The Family Partnership is seeking a Parent Educator for our Parenting for the Future (PFF) program, which provides activities to our community members that address: family stability, targeted child development, improved parenting skills, and the ability to utilize resources and support systems.


JOB SUMMARY: This position will assist parents who have cognitive limitations that adversely affect their parenting skills. Through identifying strengths and working to overcome challenges, PFF staff and parents will create positive change and increase parents’ ability to provide a safe and stable home environment that promotes the development of parenting skills and parent-child attachment and development.



  • $1,000 hiring bonus after 3 months of employment!
  • $19.00 – 21.00 per hour
  • Generous paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Strong emphasis on employee self-care and work-life balance
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability
  • Agency sponsored retirement savings plan


  • Assist with recruiting and enrolling eligible families in the PFF program.
  • Develop and prepare appropriate instructional material for parents and children.
  • Carry a caseload of up to 10-12 families and provide 10-12 home visits per month.
  • Monitor progress/compliance with education and other topics discussed during group.
  • Conduct parent interviews, child developmental screening, and family needs assessments.
  • Provide families with developmentally appropriate activities and information designed to enhance the child’s intellectual, social-emotional, motor, and language skills.
  • Maintain and promptly submit accurate and complete records as required by contract and agency guidelines.
  • Advocate, teach, and assist clients in obtaining resources available in the community.
  • Make referrals as needed based on observation and assessment outcomes.
  • Coordinate parent meetings and workshops to educate parents in child health, mental health, and development.
  • Assist families to coordinate doctor visits, dental visits, and other community needs identified by the families, including transportation support when necessary.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services, education, psychology, health, child development or related field - will consider a combination of lesser education with increased experience.
  • Minimum of one year experience directly related to classroom facilitation and providing home visits is preferred.
  • Experience working with families in crisis from various social backgrounds is preferred.
  • Experience working with parents and caregivers with cognitive limitations is preferred.
  • Experience leading facilitation activities with parents and children to monitor and improve child development is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of disability service resources.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and respectful relationships with assigned clients.
  • Skilled at time management and working with limited supervision.
  • Ability to facilitate groups and 1:1 meetings in person or virtually.
  • Ability to travel to clients’ homes, school meetings, and meetings with other community partners as necessary, including transporting families in personal vehicle to appointments.
  • Demonstrated ability to track and maintain accurate data both in paper files and electronically.
  • Ability to maintain client and agency confidentiality as outlined in program contract and agency policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of early child development, health and safety precautions, sanitation/cleaning techniques, and emergency response.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population, parents, children, and other professionals.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and the ability to meet The Family Partnership’s driving record requirements. Please note that if the license was not issued in the state of Minnesota, you have 60 days after becoming a Minnesota resident in which to apply for your Minnesota driver's license or permit (not applicable for new hires living out of state).

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, Indigenous or people of culture, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We value the contributions of a diverse workforce, and we welcome and encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. 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 at See E-Verify’s Right to Work poster at