Community Educator

Family Compass
March 9, 2023
Dallas, Texas
Job Type


The Community Educator will be a critical member of a collaborative team and will work closely with the Community Education & Outreach Program Director and team members to build healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect. Our agency core values of Respect, Empathy, Collaboration & Cooperation, Accountability & Integrity and Program Excellence help us envision a world where all children are safe in their homes and communities.

The Community Educator supports the mission of Family Compass by implementing all components of the Community Education & Outreach Program which includes teaching positive parenting skills using Triple P curriculum. In addition to conducting Triple P sessions, they will teach sessions on topics such as SIDS/SUDI (sudden infant death syndrome/sudden unidentified death of an infant), SBS (shaken baby syndrome), child abuse prevention and Families First Trans-parenting (Co-Parenting session). Other responsibilities include recruiting program participants, initial participant assessment, goal setting, program evaluation, and development screenings.

Family Compass is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace.

Family Compass is fully committed in all aspects of our work to be a fully inclusive, multicultural, antiracist organization. Those who share in this commitment and who are willing to actively engage antiracist ideas, behaviors, and actions are invited to apply for open positions.


  • Competitive salary with pay range: $42,000/yr - $45,000/yr based on qualifications and experience
  • Management focused on crafting decisions that consider every employee’s perspective, health and wellbeing
  • A strong, stable, supportive, environment where employees have the opportunity to feel confident, competent, comfortable and valued
  • Flexible workplace schedule between office, community, and home depending on work requirements and ability to meet funding goals
  • Work/life balance and a focus on self-care
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Mileage reimbursement for work related meetings and errands


  • Up to $680 employer contribution to health insurance cost monthly with 5 medical plans to choose from
  • Paid time off (based on sliding scale according to hire date and work hours) including a personal day, birthday day, and flexible use of sick time
  • Generous paid holiday schedule that includes the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s off
  • 401(k) plan for retirement with 3% employer matching (eligibility after 1 year of employment)


This list is not all-inclusive.

  • Provide parenting services to minimum 100 families using Triple P curriculum model and other curriculums outlined by department
  • Utilize the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) curriculum to teach positive parenting skills
  • Assist with implementation and recruitment for the Fatherhood Initiative Program
  • Perform initial assessments to determine strengths and needs of each family
  • Assist families in establishing, reviewing and updating Family Goal Plans to teach goal setting
  • Administer evaluation tools, at specified intervals, to collect data used to evaluate client progress and program effectiveness
  • Assist families in identifying and accessing community resources to enhance family stability
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of Family Compass, including those specific to the Community Education and Outreach Program, especially confidentiality and child abuse reporting policies, as well as any applicable State or Federal statutes
  • Maintain professionalism in the provision of services
  • Maintain accurate and thorough client records that meet program guidelines
  • Complete monthly data entry and submit monthly statistical reports, according to program, funding and administrative requirements
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence in work with families from various ethnic and cultural groups, socioeconomic levels, and lifestyles
  • Serve as a liaison to various community groups and coalitions
  • Participate in Family Compass fundraising events, community speaking engagements and site visits with funders, as requested
  • Stay informed of new research and trends pertaining to parenting and child welfare


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred with degree in Human Services or Teaching, Social Work, or related field preferred


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in social services and/or teaching
  • Previous public speaking skill demonstrated
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to demonstrate cultural competence with diverse populations necessary
  • Triple P accredited facilitator a plus
  • Ability to work occasional weekend and evenings for client and special events
  • Must have current driver’s license, vehicle, and proof of liability insurance
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy
  • Possess strong soft skills; collaborative, proactive, respectful, and approachable with a strong desire to learn and grow
  • Good organizational skills, ability and willingness to exercise initiative and work independently within a team framework
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Ability to seek guidance when given assignments and/or tasks
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Professional attitude and appearance


Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer

Must be able to lift 30 pounds at times

Must have current driver’s license, vehicle, and liability insurance and be available to work some evenings


This is a full-time, exempt, hybrid position.

Application Instructions

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to Office Manager, Lea Rhodes,

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