Job Opening: Parent Wellness Coach
Schedule: M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm. Hybrid (2 days WFH). Some evenings throughout the year
Location: East Palo Alto, CA
Description: The Parent Wellness Coach reports to the East Palo Alto Director of Parent Program and is responsible for 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 role is a vital part of The Primary School that ensures our parents are supported and connected. Coaches will deliver monthly programming to cohorts of caregivers, facilitate our group-based coaching model, and build 1:1 coaching relationships with their cohort of parents.
1. Provide one-on-one coaching and group coaching for parents, including the co-development of individualized parent growth plans.
2. Serve as a resource to connect participants with appropriate partners related to housing, budgeting, career and education, childcare, health care, and more.
3. 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.
4. Work with families to align parent growth plans with student growth plans, supporting family engagement with the student’s experience in school.
5. Recruit parents & families for our school, including outreaching to community groups, presentations to local agencies, etc.
6. Thorough and organized documentation of caseload efforts, according to deadlines.
7. Participate in the development and facilitation of participants’ workshops and community groups.
8. Provide regular feedback to TPS regarding parent and coaching experiences with the program and be an innovator for change.
1. 2+ years of community outreach experience supporting parents who have experienced trauma and/or crises (homelessness, domestic violence), and 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.)
2. Communicator with strong writing and public speaking skills, comfortable leading and facilitating large groups.
3. Ability to coach and advocate for others in a compassionate, strength-based and non-judgmental way.
4. Team player with a positive attitude.
5. Belief in the mission of TPS and in the extraordinary potential of children and families.
Compensation: $63,000/ year 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.