Northfield HCI

Thriving Youth. Thriving Community.



ParentChild+ Early Learning Specialist

July 26, 2019

Serving families in Faribault and Northfield, MN

12-31 hours per week based on qualified candidate’s interest/availability

$15-$17/hour, depending on qualifications and past home-visiting experience


ParentChild+ is an evidence-based early literacy, parenting, and school readiness home visiting program, committed to closing the achievement gap by providing low-income families the skills and materials they need to prepare their children for school and life success.


The ParentChild+ Early Learning Specialist (ELS) follows national guidelines in implementing the program with families in Faribault and Northfield. The ELS meets with families virtually twice per week to model effective ways for parents/caregivers to increase their verbal interaction with children in their home. The ELS supports parents/caregivers to prepare children for school success by learning through play with the use of carefully selected books and toys. The ELS also connects parents/caregivers with community resources to empower the whole family. ELSs are responsible for record/data management, required to attend mandatory weekly staff meetings, required to participate in PC+ family recruitment efforts and facilitate events for PC+ families on their caseload. This is a part-time seasonal position working during the school year (September – early June). Average work hours range from 12-31 hours per week based on caseload size.



  • Home Visits: Conduct twice weekly virtual home visits with caseload of 5-14 families. This will include door-drop deliveries of books and toys to families’ homes. (40%)
  • Record/Data Management: Complete and organize daily session notes on each visit, maintain program records, complete daily paperwork and required evaluations as directed. (30%)
  • Training and Supervision: Participate in weekly staff meetings and regular supervision meetings. (20%)
  • Recruitment: Participate in PC+ family recruitment efforts. (5%)
  • Event Facilitation: Plan and facilitate virtual activities or events for PC+ families. (5%)



  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Somali required
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with culturally, economically and educationally diverse families – including specific expertise with immigrant/refugee communities and low-income/generational poverty communities is preferred
  • Experience working with children ages 1-4 years, either volunteer or professional
  • Demonstrated ability in facilitating program evaluations and managing data collection
  • Demonstrated ability in fulfilling accurate and timely electronic record keeping
  • High School Diploma or GED with relevant experience
  • Commitment to consistently demonstrate the values of compassion, inclusion, innovation, integrity and collaboration
  • Background in early childhood learning and development of positive parenting skills
  • Demonstrated outreach and networking skills with ability to build professional relationships with healthy boundaries
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills; highly organized with superior attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and Google Suite; ability to learn quickly and use client and program databases
  • Ability to work evening and occasional weekend hours
  • Knowledge of ParentChild+ and/or home-visiting experience is preferred
  • Maintenance of a cell phone is an expectation of employment


To apply

Submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three professional references to: Sandy Malecha, Application review will begin on August 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.