Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Parent Educator

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 6 months ago(10/1/2020 9:42 AM)
# of Openings
Supportive Housing


Thrive and Change Lives


At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion


The primary purpose of the Parent Educator is to modify specific patterns of behavior by teaching and coaching, basic living and parenting skills to parents in Catholic Charities Supportive Housing program.  Also monitor and assist families to ensure their safety and basic needs are being met through maintaining housing and access to benefits/income.


Responsibilities include; Teaching, modeling and coaching specific basic living and parenting skills as outlined in the purpose of services; home safety, increased nurturance, appropriate discipline, child development, household management, health, nutrition and building a supportive social network. Interviewing and counseling clients with problems such as: personal and family adjustments, individuals whose children may be placed in foster care, finances, employment, food, clothing, housing, and physical and mental impairments to determine nature and degree of problem. Providing weekly services to a caseload of 20 families. Maintaining appropriate communication with supervisors and other funding sources. Immediately reporting all safety and risk concerns. Meeting with supervisor weekly to discuss case progress, challenges, receive guidance and support. Completing and auditing all required written documentation according to program mandates. Offering linkages to community resources and other organizations. Attending and participating in monthly trainings, team meetings and Service Plan Reviews. Maintaining guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures.


Bachelor's Degree preferred with 1-3 years’ experience providing home based services with vulnerable families and at-risk children less than 10 years of age, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.


Valid N.Y.S. Drivers License, registered and insured vehicle, N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance.


Customer service skills.  Ability to utilize electronic database system. Proficiency in MS Outlook, and MS Office. Oral and written communication skills.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice; helping people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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