Dorchester County First Steps Has Job Openings for Parent Educator and Community Outreach

Seeking to fill the position of: Community Outreach

Seeking to fill the position of: PARENT EDUCATOR

The Position: Contracted position for one year (September 1,2020 – September 30, 2021), Position will require home visitations and evening group meetings


  • Must have an Associate, Bachelor’s or higher degree in social work, education, psychology or related fields, with 2 years’ experience in working with high risk families
  • Willingness to be trained in Nurturing Parenting Program
  • Must be an empathic, emotionally stable, culturally sensitive, anti-biased and dependable.
  • Must have experience in public speaking and working with adult learners
  • Must also have good self-esteem and self-concept; knowledge and acceptance of alternatives to corporal punishment; 
  • Must have skills in behavior management; appropriate expectations of preschoolers, children, and adolescents; 
  • Must have the ability to act as a professional; 
  • Must have a working knowledge of computers and all of its components, email, and ZOOM
  • Must be ability to create, organize and conduct group meetings;
  • Must be ability to act as part of a team; 
  • Must be comfortable running programs and activities suggest as music, play, and art with children. 
  • Must be able to pass State background checks. 

Job Description:

  • Must be comfortable going into client’s homes
  • Must be able to collect and organize paperwork
  • Must be able to enter data into company’s data system
  • Must use own vehicle
  • Must be a self-starter 
  • Must have solid interpersonal skills
  • Must be willing to work evening hours

Nurturing Parenting Program:

  • The Nurturing Parenting Programs are trauma informed, family-based programs designed for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. As a family, parents and their children learn positive and caring nurturing skills. (Click here for handout). Parent Educator must be trained in Nurturing Parenting for home visitation and group connections.


  • Will be discussed at interview; Pay is hourly
  • Grant funded position for one year
  • No medical benefits

Deadline for applying: September 11, 2020

If interested in applying for this position send your resume to:

No phone calls please. Send all questions and concerns to the email address: