The Learning Lamp
  • Shared Services
  • Connellsville, PA, USA
  • 15-15 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement plan, LTD, STD, Life insurance, child care discount and more!

Parent Educator

You have a purpose and so should your job. Our children are the future of our community, and their care and education will directly impact their growth, development, and success. We believe success in the classroom is the foundation for success in life - and that no child should go without the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Learning Lamp has been lighting the way to a brighter future for nearly 20 years in our region. Initially started with the mission to provide access to high quality tutoring without the high price tag, our organization has grown, minimizing education and care disparities for children through child care, tutoring, and more. We are an integral part of the Connellsville community, providing much needed support for families, schools, and children.

We are looking for a FULL TIME Parent Educator to work in the Connellsville area, doing home visits.

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to make an impact by:
  • Being the compassionate, smiling face and vibrant light when interacting with the children on a regular basis;
  • Engaging the parents/guardians through regular communication about the development and well-being of their child(ren)

What are the hours like?

  • This is a full-time position that will require 40 hours of work per week.
  • Apply today to discuss if there's a schedule that can work for you!

What do we offer?

  • A collaborative, supportive environment for your professional growth.
  • Training and Development opportunities, including access to a professional development platform where you choose your growth opportunities.
  • Career Advancement opportunities through our apprenticeship programs for roles in leadership, administration, operations, and more!
  • Holidays we are closed/you are off include: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
  • Substantial Childcare Discounts for most employees, including
    • Infant/Toddler: $12 per day or less if eligible for Child Care Works (CCW)
    • Preschool - School Age: $9 per day
    • 50% Off Before and After Care
    • 50% Off Tutoring Services
  • Pay Range $15.00
  • Our Full-Time positions also include:
    • Benefits, including
      • PTO (up to 18 days after 6 months of employment)
      • Health
      • Dental
      • Vision
      • Life
      • Long-Term Disability
      • Short-Term Disability
      • Retirement savings (403(b))
      • 529 Savings Plan
      • Tuition reimbursement

What are the primary duties and responsibilities?

  • Provides parent education, developmental information and family support to parents through personal home visits
  • Promote the healthy development of children from pregnancy to kindergarten.
  • Utilize the nationally recognized "Parents as Teachers" curriculum to deliver quality home-based early childhood education, developmentally age-appropriate resources and effective child-parent interaction techniques
  • Conduct child developmental screenings including vision, hearing, the understanding and use of language, motor development, hand-eye coordination, and health and physical development.
  • Collaborating with other Child Care Staff to plan and execute fun, engaging, and age-appropriate activities for the children in the classroom and on the playground;
  • Caring for vulnerable young children when preparing snacks/meals, changing diapers, cleaning and supervising;
  • Safeguarding each child when cleaning the classroom, adhering to the safety and security regulations you learn through our employee development training.

What do you bring?

  • MUST have a Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Psychology, Social services or other related field.
  • Previous experience with children, and this does not have to be in a childcare center! Are you a parent? Have you volunteered with children before? Are you a former or retired teacher? All of these are examples of some of the many ways our staff have experience with children.
  • Willingness to go through (and pass!) the required clearances and training to ensure the safety and security of our children, including: four clearances, mandated reporter training, a physical, and TB test. This can typically be accomplished within a week to get you started.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis. The children grow!
  • Capacity for sitting, standing, walking, bending and stopping for long periods of time, as these happen throughout the eight-hour day.

Our opportunities are a great way to start a career in the Early Childhood field that offer a lot of room to grow within our organization. Our childcare centers need supportive and committed people to positively impact the next generation. Apply Now!

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