Auburn, Alabama

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Conecuh County

Division Name

AL Cooperative Extension System

Position Title

TES Agent Assistant - Parent Educator

Estimated Hours Per Week


Job Summary

The TES Parent Educator will be responsible for visiting families of newborn to three year old children in Conecuh county; providing support to new parents . The visit will be on a biweekly basis unless more time is needed. Parent Educators will assist parents developing a better understanding of child development, establishing expectations, and gaining skills to support school readiness for their children.

Temporary Employment Services (TES), a unit of the Auburn University Department of Human Resources, is an in-house support center established to meet the temporary employment needs of the university. TES provides qualified and dedicated temporary employees in a wide variety of occupations to meet the staffing needs throughout the campus. Temporary employees are hired for a variety of reasons with the most common being:

  • Assistance in the place of a regular employee who is absent for a specified period of time
  • Additional assistance during periods of abnormal or peak workloads
  • Assistance with special projects
  • Seasonal work
  • Emergencies

If you are looking for an employment opportunity, TES is a great way to showcase your professional skills and assist Auburn University while gaining valuable work experience within higher education.

AU students are not eligible for TES.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:
  • Requires visiting families in the homes and must be comfortable with delivering educational services in a nonjudgmental/strengths-based manner
  • Must be well organized and be able to keep up with complicated timelines for screening and reporting.
  • Passion for job, upbeat, enthusiastic, team player.
  • Flexibility with respect to time and days able to work (should be able to work some weekends and evenings when client schedules require it). Regular hours 8:30 to 5:00
  • Physical Requirements/ Environmental Conditions:

- Requires the ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods

- Occasionally requires the ability to travel. Must have valid driver's license and access to
reliable transportation.

- Requires regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job.

General Responsibilities:
  • Implement the curriculum provided by the National Parents as Teachers Center and the local districts enhancements
  • Serve up to 15 families in a TES Position
  • A minimum of 12 and up to 24 home visits per year per family.
  • A minimum of six parent group meetings per year.
  • Complete all required documentation regarding home visits, attendance records, for PAT events, screening summaries, and reports requested by the coordinator.
  • Actively recruit volunteer families to participate in the program.
  • Attend all required trainings for certification, in-service, and screenings.
  • Attend Biweekly staff meetings with supervisor and other parent educators.

Minimum Qualifications
  • AA Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Development or similar field from an accredited college or university is preferred. Years of experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Experience working with young children in an educational setting, preferably in an agency, daycare or school setting or through participating in-home visits.

Desired Qualifications
  • BA in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Services, or Social Sciences preferred. A minimum of 2 years' experience considered
  • Experience as a parent educator preferred.
  • Experience performing home visits with parents and children preferred.

Salary Range


Work Hours

Flexibility with respect to time and days able to work (should be able to work some weekends and evenings when client schedules require it). Regular hours 8:30 to 5:00

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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