Bilingual Parent Wellness Coach
The Primary School - East Palo Alto, CA
ABOUT THE ROLE
We believe deeply in the power of all parents to drive positive academic and health outcomes for their children, and as such, the family program is a cornerstone of theThe Primary School model. We seek to develop a bold new approach to working with parents and families that complements our health and education elements and leverages parent strengths to drive the highest possible return on investment for adults and children.
The Primary School is searching for compassionate and dedicated individuals who are skilled at working with families to help them envision a bold future for their children and set goals towards this vision. Coaching is a partnership in which the coach supports and motivates caregivers to make changes towards achieving their goals for themselves and their families. The coach will holistically work with our parents and families to identify strengths and problem solve around challenges. The Parent Coach role is a vital part of The Primary School that ensures our parents are supported and connected. Coaches will deliver weekly programming to cohorts of caregivers, facilitate our group-based coaching model, and build 1:1 coaching relationships with their cohort.
- Provide one-on-one coaching and group coaching for parents, including the co-development of individualized parent growth plans.
- Serve as a resource to connect participants with appropriate partners related to housing, budgeting, career and education, childcare, health care, and more.
- Communicate regularly with other stakeholders related to the child (teachers, doctors, health workers, social service workers) and monitor and document participants’ progress according to individual growth plans.
- Work with families to align parent growth plans with student growth plans, supporting family engagement with the student’s experience in school.
- Recruit parents & families for our school, including outreaching to community groups, presentations to local agencies, etc.
- Thorough and organized documentation of caseload efforts, according to deadlines.
- Participate in the development and facilitation of participants’ workshops and community groups.
- Provide regular feedback toThe Primary School regarding parent and coaching experiences with the program and be an innovator for change.
- You have 3-5 years of community outreach experience supporting parents who have experienced trauma and/or crises (e.g., homelessness, domestic violence), and have deep knowledge of the resources available to families. (Note: We are open to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, including but not limited to social work, medicine, public health, education, community development, and international development.)
- You are a communicator with strong writing and public speaking skills, and feel comfortable leading and facilitating large groups.
- You coach and advocate for others in a way that is compassionate, strength-based and non-judgmental.
- You embody empathy and embrace cultural differences; you recognize and know how to navigate groups and individuals representing a range of needs, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- You are able to balance multiple priorities - meeting with families, preparing for sessions, entering data - gracefully and with practiced personal organization and time management.
- You are a natural problem solver, fixer and finder of resources; in moments of tension, you diffuse and resolve conflict.
- You are extremely self-aware and self motivated, and have a strong desire to learn.
- You are comfortable in ambiguity and environments that change rapidly environments.
- You recognize that working with families often requires work on evenings and weekends.
- You want to work with and learn from allThe Primary School team members, from early childhood education to parent coaching to community engagement.
- You believe in the mission of The Primary School and that all children and families are capable of extraordinary things.
- You are bilingual (English/Spanish speaker)
A Plus If
- You speak fluent Spanish.
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health benefits, 401k retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), dependent care FSA, and generous paid time off, including a competitive paid parental leave benefit.
HOW TO APPLY
The Primary School values diversity; people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please complete the following application and submit your most recent resume. These short-answer questions are designed to replace a cover letter, so take your time with them and copy in your answers from a separate document. If you feel that the questions do not accurately capture what you have to offer The Primary School, you are also welcome to attach a cover letter. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to submit yours soon. We look forward to reading your applicat