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Expectant Parents Group Leader (Contract)

Summary

The PEPS Connecting the Expecting Group Leaders are critical members of PEPS Programs. For 90 minutes each week, they will facilitate virtual gatherings for expectant parents and guide participants through conversation as participants share their highs and lows and a weekly topic discussion. They lead inclusively, with an emphasis on shared information and mutual support within a community of parents to help them develop confidence in their own parenting abilities. PEPS provides training and supervision for this 6-week, part-time, paid contract position. 

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend and lead all 6 PEPS Group meetings.
  • Connecting the Expecting Groups meet virtually.

Administrative functions

  • Maintain weekly attendance.
  • Submit weekly reports to PEPS Community Connector.
  • Distribute mid-point evaluations and encourage participant completion of post-Group program evaluation.
  • Set up communication tools for participants to connect outside of meeting times.

Content delivery

  • Follow the standard format of PEPS Group meetings each week.
  • Prepare a Topic Discussion for each meeting.
  • Send weekly follow-up summary emails to the group.

    CORE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

    • Active interest in working with expectant parents.
    • Knowledge of child development and support resources.
    • Passionate about the PEPS mission, programs, and impact.
    • Warm, engaging, and sensitive communication skills.
    • Accepting of varied child-rearing practices and diverse lifestyles.
    • Strong ability to adapt to the needs of the group in the moment while keeping in mind the goals of shared information and mutual support for parents.

    EXPERIENCE

    • Experience facilitating groups or classes for adults, or equivalent experience. 
    • Experience working with and supporting parents, specifically on: needs of new parents; ways for parents to enhance their child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being; self-care; local resources for family support; and prenatal (before birth) and postpartum (after birth) healthcare for expectant mothers.
    • Experience conducting meetings in virtual spaces such as Zoom and Google Chat.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position.

    COMPENSATION

    Contract Connecting the Expecting Group Leaders will be paid $450 upon the completion of the 6-week program.  

    TO APPLY

    Virtual interviews will occur on a rolling basis. All applications will be acknowledged within 5 business days via an email receipt and held confidentially within the hiring team. Every applicant will receive careful consideration, and this role will remain open until filled.

    To apply, please submit the following: 

    • A résumé that summarizes your relevant professional, educational, and volunteer experiences. 
    • A cover letter that clearly explains how your professional background and interests align with the core skills and qualifications described in this position announcement. 
    • 3 references that speak to your experience as a facilitator or work with parents and babies.
    • Please include which pronouns you use. 
    • To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Cari Morales ().

    Please email your application as a single PDF (cover letter and résumé combined in one document) to . Electronic submissions only, please. 

    Note – A background check is required in order to be considered for the hiring of this position.


    Commitment to Equity 

    We believe that all families should have access to a healthy, supported start in life. Knowing that race and ethnicity continue to predict the future life chances of children in our state, we are committed to working with families, partner organizations, and communities to identify barriers to parent support and wellness, interrupt their negative impact, and eliminate the persistent disparities in child outcomes.  

    PEPS values and celebrates the strengths that diversity brings to the workplace and is committed to advancing equity through our work. Cultivating a diverse and inclusive staff is one of our priorities.  

    Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and others with underrepresented identities (including, but not limited to: gender identity, class, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and background) are strongly and sincerely encouraged to apply. PEPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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