Educational Navigator - Parent University - North Omaha ***HIRING BONUS AVAILABLE***
Job Type
Full-time
Description

****HIRING BONUS AVAILABLE UPON HIRE****


(This position is located at Parent University/Learning Community Center of North Omaha 1612 N. 24th Street)

Parent University Omaha | We partner with parents, to ensure family empowerment and stability. (parentuomaha.org)

Project Harmony is the operating partner of the Learning Community Center of North Omaha – Parent University. Parent University is a 2-generation model, partnering with parents to support family empowerment, opportunity and stability. The Parent University community is open to families who live in the northeast Omaha area and have a child 6 or under and/or expecting a child. We offer a number of courses to support parents, including like skills/wellness, GED/ESL education, leadership and parenting. We offer center-based and home-based services to help families be advocates for their child in school and prepare young children for school success.


Job Purpose

If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference in the life of a child, Project Harmony is looking for you. We are seeking an experienced and committed Educational Navigator to join our dynamic and innovative organization.

The Educational Navigator is a member of the Parent University at the Learning Community Center of North Omaha program team. This position will be responsible for recruiting, teaching and engaging families in North Omaha, in order to connect them to the program and community services. The program empowers parents with skills and knowledge in order to bring learning into the home and become stronger role models for their children.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Screens parents who are interested in the program to determine eligibility.
  • Recruits new families to the program when necessary and tracks families on the waiting list.
  • Completes intake forms and conducts in-home evaluations with each parent participant on an ongoing basis.
  • Tracks families through the database, adding relevant notes, files, evaluations, attendance, etc. in a timely manner, according to the program operational manual.
  • Promotes attendance and punctuality and motivates participants to come on time and regularly to class as a requirement for program participation.
  • When not facilitating, will serve as a course lead according to the operational manual to support other facilitators and families in assigned learning opportunities.
  • Visits participant families in their homes and assists families in creating educational and personal goals.
  • Helps families overcome any barriers to attending classes at the center and fully engaging in the program.
  • Assists families in implementing strategies taught at the center that will work in their own homes.
  • Proactively and continuously solicits relationships with potential parents.
  • Develops and coordinates individual and group educational/service plans for the parents and their young children, assisting parents to attend learning opportunities in their schools and the community. Refers families to community programs and services based on their needs and desires.
  • Identify topics to bring into Parent University.
  • Represent the Learning Community Center Program to individuals in the community; functions as the liaison between the Program and the community-at-large. Coordinate and present program information at community events, neighborhood meetings, schools, etc. to create awareness of the Learning Community Center and its services.
  • Actively involved in industry related education and/or professional organizations.
  • Provide backup in the supervision of children as needed or requested.
  • Transport families as needed.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, or related field required. Equivalent work experience will be considered.

Work Experience

  • Experience/background within schools and educational techniques that enhance learning with children preferred.
  • Experience and confidence teaching or giving classroom presentations.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Established relationships within community, understanding of population and ability to build rapport with diverse populations and backgrounds.
  • Professional and helpful in dealing with staff, families and the public. Goes above and beyond to assist in developing a solution.
  • Is seen as an ambassador for the Program.
  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm, cooperation, willingness to work with and for others.
  • Demonstrates ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing work conditions and/or project requirements.
  • Consistently follows through with commitments, provides service/information thoroughly and on time. Is timely in meeting deadlines and accomplishing all job functions.
  • Takes initiative on all projects and activities.
  • Generates innovative ideas and alternatives to work assignments.
  • Demonstrates high level of integrity.
  • Proficient in word processing and Excel spreadsheets for data entry.
  • Provides positive example by adhering to organization policies.
  • Demonstrates interest and desire to do best possible job.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Maintains business dress-professional appearance.
  • Exhibits compliance with attendance policy.
  • Ability to attend workshops, meetings and/or in-services.
  • Ability to work independently, organizing time and details, but committed to the team function.
  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality.

Other

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in a stationary position for extended periods of time; operate a computer and other office equipment, move about inside the office; frequently communicate with coworkers, vendors and members of the public.
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds within and outside the organization.
  • Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
  • Must possess the ability to pass a fingerprint clearance.
  • Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Flexible schedule with required evenings and some weekends.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.


Who We Are

Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.

At Project Harmony, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients and our community. Project Harmony is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national original, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Our Culture

At Project Harmony, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals who are supportive of our culture:

We are all Project Harmony: Project Harmony exists because of the unique collaboration of community partners, dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect. Our strength lies in our people, their ideas, their differences, their diverse talents and perspectives.

We bring our best everyday: Project Harmony consists of experts, problem solvers and visionaries dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation. We demonstrate personal integrity and maintain a high standard of ethical behavior. Project Harmony is dedicated to fostering a learning environment where all members of the collaborative process can flourish.

When it comes to children, we don’t compromise: Children come first in all that we do. Project Harmony provides a safe place where children have the courage to use their voices – a place where healing begins. Because of Project Harmony’s coordination of care, children entering Project Harmony go from crisis to courage. Our vision reimagines the system to make it work best for all involved, especially the child.

Salary Description
$42,000 - $52,000 per year