Now recruiting: 900 Hour Volunteer Parent Coach – Applications due Friday, January 5, 2017.



Are there any benefits to this position?


  • Volunteers receive a Monthly Living Allowance for their time
  • Student Loan Deferment and some of the student loan interest paid
  • Education Award at the end of the service term
  • Great experience working with preschool children and community agencies!

What is a Volunteer Parent Coach?

  • Works on an individual basis with families utilizing Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP)

  • Provide support and case management to parents

  • Participate in trainings and other professional growth opportunities

  • Provide the necessary information and referrals to families in need

  • Administer a Pre/Post Skills Assessment to each parent  assigned

  • Enters data and submits reports as instructed in a timely manner

  • Meets with lead agency supervisor and plans delivery of instruction to parent(s)  weekly

  • Represents First 5 San Bernardino and partner agencies during community events

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and some weekends

  • Performs other duties as assigned

What kind of skills do I need?

  • Experience and or interest working with preschool age children
  • Knowledge of Child Development
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience and willingness to work with culturally diverse children and families
  • Knowledge of community resources available to children 0-5 and their families
  • Ability to take initiative and perform duties with little supervision

What are the minimum qualifications?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a high school diploma and 6 units in human/health services related field 6 ECE units can be substituted with an undergraduate degree (AA or Bachelors) and/or work experience in a related field
  • Must be a U.S. citizen of lawful permanent resident
  • Clearance of fingerprint background check with Department of Justice and FBI
  • Clean DMV report and proof of auto insurance


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