Parenting Education Specialist

Coos Bay, Oregon, United States Full-time

Title: Parenting Education Specialist        

Program: South Coast Head Start

Location: Coos Bay, OR 

Agency:  Oregon Coast Community Action

Pay Rate: Starting at $16.00 hourly DOE

Classification: Full-time, Seasonal

Reports to: Family Services Coordinator

Staff Supervised: Volunteers

Date Posted: 11/4/19    

Posting Expires: 11/18/19

HR Contact: 541-435-7090           

Revised: November 2019 2019


External Applicants: Please submit an employment application, cover letter and resume on our website, or email to  

Internal Applicants: Please submit a letter of interest and resume by email to


Job Description



Implement and support high quality services for Parent, Family and Community Engagement and Parenting Education, according to Head Start Performance Standards, other funding source rules and regulations, and program work plans.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Reason position exists is to perform these functions.)

Component Administration

  • Facilitate Parenting Education classes & workshops.
  • Support Family Services team members in parent engagement planning and activities, as assigned, (includes parent education events, parent meetings, and home visits).
  • Manage the Child & Family Resource Center Parent Resource Room, ensuring resources related to family wellness, education, and employment are available to meet family needs.
  • Serve as a program representative in community meetings/trainings, as assigned.
  • Training & Consultation
  • Assist FSC in coordinating and implementing Parent, Family and Community Engagement activities throughout the program.
  • Facilitate Family Services Peer Learning Group meetings.
  • Assist with Family Services staff trainings and meetings.
  • Assist staff in identifying and connecting with community resources for families.
  • Develop and administer up-to-date trainings on linking families to Community Resources


Tracking and Monitoring

  • Monitor Family Services data-entry and tracking for required program reporting.
  • Coordinate with the ERSEA/Data Manager and Area Managers to provide data-entry and documentation coaching, as needed.




  • Attend staff meetings, center meetings, and/or other workshops/meetings as notified
  • Maintain a positive attitude regarding ORCCA and all its programs along with the Head Start program and philosophy
  • Model behaviors that demonstrate an understanding, acceptance and welcoming of diversity
  • Maintain respect and positive communication regarding all children, families and staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client and staff information.
  • Maintain open, two-way communication with staff
  • Accept suggestions and guidance from supervisor and other management staff
  • Seek feedback on job performance and evaluate suggestions and guidance to incorporate in performance
  • Commit to further training. Develop an individual training plan using program tools, as appropriate.
  • Communicate with supervisor regarding any needed changes or concerns with work schedule.
  • Adhere to agency procedures as a mandated child abuse reporter
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of the position.
  • Ability to perform the job with or without reasonable accommodations
  • *Perform other jobs as designated by your supervisor, Project Director or Agency Director. Employee may occasionally be asked to work alternate hours and days.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Service/Health/Education, plus two years experience in a field directly related to the position description is preferred, or Associate’s Degree, plus four years’ experience.
  • Two years demonstrated work experience in family support programs or adult education; knowledge of community resources and human services
  • Demonstrated experience and skill providing staff training; proven ability to work closely with families of diverse cultural, racial and ethnic background
  • Strong organizational and communication skills



  • Must be enrolled in the Oregon Department of Education-Child Care Division Central Background Registry at time of hire and update it as required.
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certification within 30 days of hire and update it as required.
  • Oregon Food Handler’s card or ServSafe® Food Safety Certification within 30 days of hire and update it as required.
  • Health Appraisal within 30 days of hire and update it as required.



  • Geographic Area: Coos, Curry, and Coastal Counties; Primary worksite: Coos Bay, OR
  • May lift items up to 51 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Access to indoor office, in a climate-controlled environment; may not have access to sunlight. Regular activities outside in a non-climate controlled environment.
  • Regular kneeling, bending, stooping and sitting on the floor.
  • Regular walking and standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • Frequent sitting for long periods using computer keyboard, telephone and other office machines.
  • Work outside of the office at irregular hours will be required.
  • Attendance at off-site staff training events will be required.
  • Driving is required to conduct home visits and to attend off-site meetings/trainings throughout Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas Counties.



  • A current Oregon Driver’s License is required.
  • Proof of automobile liability insurance @ $100,000/300,000 liability limits and maintain such limits.
  • Reliable transportation for getting to work.
  • Must be free from illegal drugs, may be subject to suspicion testing.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


The specific statements reflected in each section of this position description are not intended to be all-inclusive, but rather the basic elements and criteria considered being necessary in order to satisfactorily perform the duties associated with the position.

Oregon Coast Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please inform Human Resources at 541-435-7090 or if you require an accommodation in order to participate in the application