As a member of the ParentChild+ Team at Southeast Youth & Family Services, the Early Learning Specialist is responsible for providing home visits to families in the community with young children between the ages of 2 and 3.

This position follows the family and provides weekly educational engagement with them over a 2-year period. The focus of these visits is to model how to use books and educational toys for generating enthusiasm for learning and verbal interactions which will increase & support school readiness. Families of the ParentChild+ Home Program have remarkable success in school and much higher rates of graduating high school.

This is a full-time position with social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of anti-racism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


  • Attend required trainings for the Parent Child Home visiting program provided by the Site Coordinator or National Center for Parent Child Home Visitor Program
  • Meet outcomes for services delivery determined by PCHP and Supervising staff
  • Provide home visits 23 weeks 2 times a week to parents of children age 2 and 3 according to the agency and National PCHP guidelines and provide age and culturally competent services
  • Twice weekly home visits 30 minutes each and bring book or toy provided by the program and demonstrate how to use to cultivate language and verbal skills
  • Work hours that are convenient for the parents and children being visited
  • Model behaviors that enhance children’s development and promote school readiness
  • Maintain detailed and updated case notes, forms, documents, and any DVD, VHS, or audio recordings of home visits and interactions with the families, parents, or children
  • Manage indivdual Daisy Database
  • Attend weekly individual and team meeting with Site Coordinator and other parent child home visitors
  • Maintain a current Washington State Driver’s License, proof of insurances and access to a vehicle
  • Respond to messages on a daily basis Monday through Friday
  • Provide additional resources to families in the program based on needs (i.e. food, clothing, housing, etc.)


  • Must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Demonstrated knowledge of experience in working with communities of color (African, African American, and Asian, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of providing resources to low income and marginalized communities of color
  • Demonstrated ability to relate and work effectively with culturally, economically and educationally diverse families, staff, social service and community organizations and the public
  • Demonstrated understanding of the community and the families in which we serve (South Seattle, Rainier Beach, New Holly Area, Columbia City, Central District, etc.)
  • Experience working with young children and knowledge of child development
  • Experience working effectively & respectfully in a multicultural setting; thorough understanding of culturally specific community
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team and to make sound judgments without on-site supervision
  • Ability to make home visits as needed with reliable transportation and to maintain confidentiality
  • Core competencies expected: collaboration, discernment/judgment, fostering diversity, planning and organizing, problem solving, race & social justice advocacy


  • Alumni parents of the PCHP Program are highly encouraged to apply
  • Strong experience in community outreach and/or early learning
  • Associate of Arts degree in or related to early learning, education, social services, psychology, sociology, cultural studies, community development – preferred but not required


  • Rate: $16.00-$18.00/hour DOE
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Non-exempt
  • Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
  • Salary: $29,120 to $32,760 /year

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Araceli Escarzaga.

Posted on August 19, 2021

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