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Position/Title: Full Time Bilingual Parent Educator (English/Spanish)
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Program Manager
Description or Purpose of the Position: A certified parent educator implements the PAT model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families. This is accomplished by providing education in the form of personal visits, group meetings, screening, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.
Growing Home transforms lives through dual generation work Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Creating Community. Growing Home’s cornerstone projects is the place-based Blocks of Hope Initiative (in southwest Adams County), targeting early intervention and wrap around programs and supports. Other programs and services include a small collaborative sheltering programs for families, transitional/affordable housing, rental assistance, a client choice food pantry, a Parents as Teachers home visitation program, a collaborative pop-up medical clinic, life skills classes, holiday projects and a school supply give away. Growing Home is an impact oriented organization focused on testing and scaling up smart solutions and combining direct services, community organizing and advocacy to affect change.
Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.
Responsibilities:
• Provide parent education through regular personal visits implementing the Parents as Teachers Foundational 1 and 2 Curriculum
• Assess family’s needs and provide developmental appropriate information, guidance and support to parents
• Work with the PAT team to organize monthly Discovery Time Group Activities
• Represent the parents as teachers program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
• Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children
• Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable)
• Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being
• Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research based information with families
• Provide referrals to Discovery Time (Group learning) to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development
• Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation
• Organize supplies and materials needed to complete home visits, etc.
• Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
• Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
• Participate in continuous quality improvement
• Represent the Parents as Teacher program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
• Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children
Qualifications Needed:
• Bachelors degree in early childhood education, social work, psychology or a related field is preferred. Five years of supervised employment working directly with young children and families is acceptable.
• Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
• Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
• Strong organizational and record keeping skills
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (work is often away from the office)
• Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing
• Ability to complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.
• Familiarity with issues surrounding family poverty
• Commitment to working with diverse people and families
• Provide services in a culturally appropriate/sensitive manner
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
• Demonstrate ability to work as an effective team member
• Maintain current certification as a parent educator by completing the required professional development hours for years of service
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License and proof of valid vehicle insurance
Salary and Benefits:
• $16.83-$17.55 per hour DOE
• Health and life insurance
• Employee wellness program
• Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
• Optional 403 (b) plan with 5% match after 12 months
• Positive, friendly workplace culture
Start Date: Immediate
To Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Parents as Teachers Bilingual Parent Educator in the subject line.
Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position/Title: Part Time (30-37 hours) Bilingual Parent Educator (English/Spanish)
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Program Manager
Description or Purpose of the Position: A certified parent educator implements the PAT model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families. This is accomplished by providing education in the form of personal visits, group meetings, screening, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.
Growing Home transforms lives through dual generation work Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Creating Community. Growing Home’s cornerstone projects is the place-based Blocks of Hope Initiative (in southwest Adams County), targeting early intervention and wrap around programs and supports. Other programs and services include a small collaborative sheltering programs for families, transitional/affordable housing, rental assistance, a client choice food pantry, a Parents as Teachers home visitation program, a collaborative pop-up medical clinic, life skills classes, holiday projects and a school supply give away. Growing Home is an impact oriented organization focused on testing and scaling up smart solutions and combining direct services, community organizing and advocacy to affect change.
Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.
Responsibilities:
• Provide parent education through regular personal visits implementing the Parents as Teachers Foundational 1 and 2 Curriculum
• Assess family’s needs and provide developmental appropriate information, guidance and support to parents
• Work with the PAT team to organize monthly Discovery Time Group Activities
• Represent the parents as teachers program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
• Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children
• Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable)
• Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being
• Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research based information with families
• Provide referrals to Discovery Time (Group learning) to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development
• Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation
• Organize supplies and materials needed to complete home visits, etc.
• Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
• Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
• Participate in continuous quality improvement
• Represent the Parents as Teacher program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
• Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children
Qualifications Needed:
• Bachelors degree in early childhood education, social work, psychology or a related field is preferred. Five years of supervised employment working directly with young children and families is acceptable.
• Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
• Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
• Strong organizational and record keeping skills
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (work is often away from the office)
• Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing
• Ability to complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.
• Familiarity with issues surrounding family poverty
• Commitment to working with diverse people and families
• Provide services in a culturally appropriate/sensitive manner
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
• Demonstrate ability to work as an effective team member
• Maintain current certification as a parent educator by completing the required professional development hours for years of service
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License and proof of valid vehicle insurance
Salary and Benefits:
• $16.83-$17.55 per hour DOE
• Health and life insurance
• Employee wellness program
• Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
• Optional 403 (b) plan with 5% match after 12 months
• Positive, friendly workplace culture
Start Date: Immediate
To Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Parents as Teachers Bilingual Parent Educator in the subject line.
Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position/Title: Community Leader: Outdoor Nature Education
Position Type: Non-exempt/PTE
Reports to: Community Leader Supervisor
Description or Purpose of the Position:
Growing Home is seeking a bilingual individual to be trained as an outdoor educator and co-teach
lessons for kids and families of all ages between September 2018 – June 2019.
We are seeking a bilingual individual who likes working with kids and in the community. You will receive
training from CityWILD and the City of Westminster’s Parks, Recreation and Libraries department and
learn to teach about nature and the outdoors to underserved youth. You will then partner with a coinstructor
to lead approximately three classes or activities per week with children and parents after
school, over the weekend, or during school breaks.
Responsibilities:
• Attend all trainings
• Attend at least one continuing training with CityWILD or Growing Home during employment
(your choice of training)
• Lesson planning with co-leader
• Help set up and breakdown before and after lessons
• Create a safe environment for kids to learn about the outdoors and nature
• Participate in evaluative measures after every program (complete paperwork and sometimes an
interview with our evaluator to see how things went—not a job performance review)
• Communicate openly with staff at Growing Home and the City of Westminster about needs and
challenges
Qualifications Needed:
• Bi-lingual (English and Spanish)
• Must pass CBI background check
• Transportation to Tennyson Knolls Elementary School, Scott Carpenter Middle School, and
Ranum Middle School
• Previous experience working with children (babysitting, childcare, tutoring, parenting, etc.)
• Available for all training dates (last week of August, first week of September)
• Open to learning new skills
• Interest in the outdoors and nature
• Ability to work well as part of a team
Salary:
• $13.64
• ~ 20hrs/week
Start Date: September 2018
To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to paola@growinghome.org with Community Leader: Outdoor and
Nature Education in the subject line.
Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position/Title: Childcare Provider
Position Type: Non-exempt/PTE
Growing Home transforms lives through dual generation work, Nurturing Children, Strengthening
Families and Creating Community. Growing Home’s programs and services include Collaborative
Coaching Case management for families, a temporary housing program for families,
transitional/affordable housing, rental assistance, a client choice food pantry, early childhood
programming, a collaborative pop-up medical clinic, life skills classes, holiday projects and a school
supply give away.
Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and
Inclusiveness.
Description or Purpose of the Position:
Growing Home presents a variety of classes, primarily to parents of young children. It is very important
for us to reduce as many of the barriers to participation that may exist for a family. For that reason,
whenever possible Growing Home tries to provide childcare to go alongside the classes that we present.
Growing Home is looking for experienced child care providers to take care of children ages 0-12 years of
age during the parent groups at different locations, in the evenings. We are looking for someone with
experience in early childhood education, that is flexible and able to work well in a variety of situations.
Someone that can work well in a team and follow a set routine while also improvising when needed.
Responsibilities:
• Nurture and care for children while parents are at a class
• Implement activities and crafts that stimulate children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and
social growth, that set by lead child care provider
• Keep children safe and entertained
• Follow rules and regulations regarding managing the space in which the childcare will take place
o Be responsible and respectful of the rules and regulations
o Willing to adapt to any situation and stay calm
• Set-up and clean up
Qualifications Needed:
• Bi-lingual (English and Spanish)
• Must pass CBI background check
• Demonstrated expertise in early child development and early literacy
• Flexibility and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
• Sensitivity and openness to diverse people and families
• Previous experience with kids (babysitting, childcare, tutoring, parenting, etc.)
• Available for all training dates
• Open to learning new skills
• Ability to work well as part of a team
Salary:
• $12.00 per hour
• 10 hrs/mo
Start Date: September 2018
To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to paola@growinghome.org Childcare Provider in the subject line.
Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Family Support Specialist & Food Pantry Coordinator

We are seeking an experienced bilingual (Spanish/English) program coordinator and case manager to provide professional oversight of the Growing Home Food Pantry, manage all aspects of the Homelessness Prevention Program, and provide high-quality, participantcentered case management/Wrap-around services. Additionally, the Family Support Specialist will oversee volunteers working in assigned areas.

Areas of Responsibility

Food Pantry Coordination

• Coordinate food pantry volunteers, both the morning and afternoon shifts
• Maintain current volunteer schedule
• Daily greet and brief volunteers
• Oversee training of food pantry volunteers, including ongoing training meetings, as needed
• Assist in supervising volunteers with the Volunteer Manager
• Maintain positive, professional communication with all volunteers, keeping them abreast of current organizational events, resources and updates
• Oversee the daily running of the food pantry
• Ensure that the Food Pantry is set up each morning, clean, and fully stocked
• Ensure that Food Pantry signage and communication with families and volunteers is current and applicable
• Assist, as needed, with accepting and processing in kind food donations
• Develop systems and procedures that result in effective and high-quality food pantry service delivery
• Actively create an overall professional, welcoming and positive food pantry environment
• Pursue grant funding opportunities for the Food Pantry and communicate this information to the supervisor
• Coordinates food pick-ups with new and existing food donors, partner organizations, and volunteers to ensure the food pantry is properly stocked.

Homeless Prevention

• Manage all aspects of Homeless Prevention Direct Assistance Program (rental and utility assistance to families in crisis) including client application and screening process, collection and compilation of required documentation
• Create a family stability plan with each family, including at least a 1 hour budgeting session, 1 hour goal planning session with resource referrals, and 3-6 months follow up case management and 1 year of supportive services (Approximately 15-20 families at a time)
• Connect families with appropriate community resources
• Advocates and partners with other community and housing organizations, including landlords on behalf of families
• Participate on Strengthening Families Team meetings

Wrap-Around Support

• Provide support, resource referrals and case management, as needed, to families participating in the Parents as Teachers and the Feeding Families Food Pantry programs
• Attend periodic program specific events, such as Back to School Night, Discovery Time with Parents as Teachers, and other events as needed to provide outreach services
• Provide staff support and case management, as needed, to Growing Home’s Medical Van

Additional Duties

• Utilizes the Adams County comprehensive and coordinated identification and referral roadmap as the primary means of screening and facilitating referrals for community resources.
• Help to coordinate special seasonal projects, such as the Holiday Adopt-A-Family program
• Rotate on call duty for emergencies during off-hours, as scheduled
• Help staff resource/referral phone line during business hours
• Contribute to the functioning of a small, dynamic nonprofit by participating in program development, staff meetings and retreats, and office management tasks
• Attend appropriate networking meetings and educational opportunities, as needed
• Perform additional duties as assigned

Requirements/Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field preferred, but will consider commensurate work experience.
• Bilingual Spanish/English speaking required (written fluency not necessary)
• Minimum three (3) years’ experience in case management or related position
• Training in Motivational Interviewing and/or Trauma Informed Case preferred
• Experience in services/project development and facilitation
• Familiarity with mental health, substance abuse, early childhood interventions and domestic violence issues valuable
• Organized, enthusiastic, efficient and committed personality able to work independently

Compensation/Benefits

• Pay rate $18.26 per hour.
• Health and life insurance
• Generous vacation, sick days and holidays
• Optional 403(b) plan with match after 1 year

How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with “Family Support Specialist – Food Pantry” in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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