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Parent Child Development Specialist I or II for Portland Impact

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency looking for a motivated individual to join our Children, Youth and Family Program in Parent Child Development.

The Parent Child Development Specialist I or II is responsible for promoting and supporting healthy growth and development of families with children prenatal to five years old.  Primary responsibilities include program planning, delivery of parent and child education services in group and home visit settings, advocacy, assessment, and service coordination.

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application. 

The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected].


Develops and facilitates parent-child programs and activities including parent-child interactive play groups, parent co-operative preschool groups, parent-child home visits, parent support and skill building groups, case management/advocacy services, in school and community based settings.

Develops and implements parenting and early childhood education educational curriculums based on recommended Best Practices in family support and early childhood education.  Trains staff and volunteers on how to implement developmentally appropriate practice.

Provides case and program consultation to staff, schools and community organizations regarding childhood development and parenting.

Shares responsibility for Center coverage including crisis intervention and reception.

Encourages and facilitates client participation in program and community activities.

Completes accurate, legible and timely documentation of services delivered in accordance with Portland Impact's management information system.

Meets client service standards set forth by Program Director regarding quantity, type and quality of services to be delivered to clients.

Effectively works with individuals of diverse backgrounds.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely meet the following requirements

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in social work, early childhood education or related field;  

Minimum of three (3) years experience in human services or education, preferably providing early childhood education services to low-income children ages prenatal to 5 years;

One year specialized experience in providing parent and child development services for families with infants and toddlers;

Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles and cultures;

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support Portland Impact's mission and goals.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

Ability to effectively work within a strength-based, integrated family support service delivery model;

Possess good organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple and varied tasks;


Bicultural and/or Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Advanced education/training in social work, early childhood education or related field;

Certified graduate of a "Parents as Teachers" training program;

Competency and experience working in two or more cultural communities;

Certified graduate of a "Parents as Teachers" training program;