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We're Hiring!!

Seeking a compassionate, trauma-informed Parent/Family Educator for the delivery of

family-based programming to parents/caregivers in our community.

Parent/Family Educator

Responsible to:             Executive Director

Employment Status:    Full Time 

Starting Wage:             $ 17-20 hour DOE


Facilitate parent education classes and provide home visiting services to at-risk families.  Services will be provided to families in a variety of settings, including the Missoula Pre-Release Center and Missoula Detention Center.  Coordinate services with community agencies, assist with community outreach and presentations and other administrative duties as required.


  1. Maintain documents, prepare materials for classes and parent aide sessions. 

  2. Provide supportive services for families: advocacy, referring to     appropriate services, weekly phone contact, etc.

  3. Facilitate Nurturing Program and PASTA parent education classes in a     variety of settings.

  4.  Provide home visiting services to families in and around Missoula   County.

  5. Conducts outreach to community agencies and other professionals to   promote programs and develop interagency collaboration on projects.

  6. Provide information and referral services and telephone crisis counseling.

  7. Maintain a statistical database with client information.

  8. Practice positive, non-violent communication & discipline techniques.

  9. Adhere to organization policies and procedures.

  10. Maintain client confidentiality.

  11. Document and report all suspected child abuse.

  12. Keep records and complete reports as required by funders.

  13. Assist with fundraising.

  14. Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Establishes and maintain linkages with key people and agencies in the local community necessary to ensure effective community coordination for preventing child abuse/neglect.

  • Assist in the development of written materials.

  • Attend Parenting Place functions as necessary and/or appropriate.

  • Is knowledgeable about Parenting Place programs, services and policies.

  • Provides information for individuals who contact The Parenting Place for information and referrals..

  • Completes required monthly/quarterly program reports.

  • Works with Parenting Place Committees on matters relevant to programming and fundraising.

  • Assists with grant writing/reporting as requested.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Human Services or related field.

  • Considerable knowledge of the theories of human and social behavior, with emphasis on family and child welfare.

  • Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to multitask.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Skills in volunteer recruitment, training and management.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, professional associates, and supervisors.

  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, minimum insurance standards.

  • Ability to use technology, telephones, fax, copier and other office equipment as needed.


All direct service personnel are required to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Engage, establish trust, develop relationships, and collaborate effectively with individuals and families from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.

  • Provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.

  • Promote respect and encourage independence in participant families.

  • Promote non-violent communication.

  • Use appropriate methods of support and establish professional boundaries with families.

  • Observe and understand child development, child rearing and positive personal development.

  • Identify and build on strengths and family-identified priorities.

  • Assess needs, risks, and safety.

  • Recognize and address problems related to substance use, mental health, domestic violence, and child abuse.

  • Collaborate with community providers.

  • Recognize family needs and limitations of programming through The Parenting Place, referring/linking families with services outside of the scope to other community providers.

Please email a letter of interest and resume to Ivy Anderson

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About Us

The Parenting Place has promoted Positive Parenting and Strengthening Families Since 1981.


The Parenting Place is a community-based, non-profit organization whose mission is the prevention of child abuse and neglect through strengthening families. Our goals are to help families develop healthy parent-child relationships, to improve the futures of our children and ensure healthy families.

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 What We Offer

We are at the forefront of best practices and continually strive to provide premium services to at-risk families and the community at large. Our services include:

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Our 12-week Nurturing Parenting Program allows caregivers of children to connect and support each other in a non-judgmental and welcoming environment.

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PASTA a 8 or 10 week evidence-based parenting program designed for relative or kinship caregivers who are not the biological parents of the children in their care.

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In a half-day presentation  participants will learn how to avoid re-traumatization regardless of their role in the family, at the workplace, and in their communities.  

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Learning about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study is a great training for anyone who is interested  about the effects of childhood trauma. 

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Caregiver education opportunities provided in the Missoula Pre-Release Center and the Missoula County Detention Facility to learn more about parenting strategies and life skill sets.

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The Family Tree Center in Billings and  The Parenting Place in Missoula collaboratively form Child Abuse Prevention Centers of Montana. The team provides statewide advocacy and support to prevent child abuse before it happens.

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