ParentLink is currently hiring!

Educational Program Associate III (New Madrid and Mississippi County Navigator) (Full-Time)

This position splits time working out of the New Madrid County Health Department in New Madrid, MO and the Mississippi County Health department in Charleston, MO.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Child and Family Development, Counseling, Health Administration, or related area.

Duties:

  • Interact with families/caregivers to identify needs/concerns in obtaining resources
  • Assist caregivers in overcoming barriers
  • Help families to feel empowered, speak up, and articulate their concerns and needs
  • Actively engage with county health staff and other community partners
  • Maintain data on client and community resources
  • Identify gaps in services and barriers receiving services

Hours & Pay: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; $16.87/hour

Please contact Freda Kershaw for questions at kershawf@missouri.edu

Submit Applications Here: Prospective Employee or Current MU Employee


Educational Program Associate III (Butler and Ripley County Navigator) (Full-Time)

This position splits time working out of the Butler County Health Department in Poplar Bluff, MO and the Ripley County Public Health Center in Doniphan, MO.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Child and Family Development, Counseling, Health Administration, or related area.

Duties:

  • Interact with families/caregivers to identify needs/concerns in obtaining resources
  • Assist caregivers in overcoming barriers
  • Help families to feel empowered, speak up, and articulate their concerns and needs
  • Actively engage with county health staff and other community partners
  • Maintain data on client and community resources
  • Identify gaps in services and barriers receiving services

Hours & Pay: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; $16.87/hour

Please contact Freda Kershaw for questions at kershawf@missouri.edu

Submit Applications Here: Prospective Employee or Current MU Employee


ParentLink Family Support Specialist (Part-Time)

Qualifications: Master’s degree in counseling, child development and family studies, social work, education, health administration, or related field. Applications will also be accepted for those currently pursuing a Master’s degree in the listed fields. Duties: Analyze family requests, provide support and referrals; Complete data intake/entries; Stay apprised of research; Work with professionals across Missouri; Conduct follow-ups; Identify gaps and barriers in services; ParentLink offers parenting information and support to all Missourians using a variety of methods. The position will be 10-28 hours per week, primarily evening until 10 p.m. and weekend afternoon hours with possibly some day hours. Pay is $14 to $21 an hour. Send your resume and letter of interest to Christina Torbet at torbetc@missouri.edu.


ParentLink Kinship Navigator for Southeast MO (Part-Time)

This position works out of the Southeast MO counties of Dunklin, Pemiscot, Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott, Stoddard, Ripley and Butler

Qualifications: Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; Experience providing or connecting children, parents, and/or families to community and state resources; Experience working with vulnerable populations and those going through transition, especially grandparents and other kin caregivers; Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to learn new software programs such as iCarol client and resource data management systems; Willing to travel throughout Southeast MO on a regular basis; It is preferred that the Kinship Navigator has a Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, counseling, psychology, or another related social services field as well as knowledge of and experience living/working in Southeast Missouri counties.

Audience: The Kinship Navigator will primarily serve grandparents raising grandchildren and other kin caregivers. This includes children being cared for by kin in foster care or legal guardianship arrangements, children at risk of entering foster care being cared for by kin, and children being cared for by kin outside of the child welfare system.

Purpose: The purpose of this position is to serve as the Kinship Navigator (20 hours/week) to assist kinship caregivers to fully connect with needed resources for themselves and the children in their care. Physical and mental health resources, home visiting programs, educational programs, legal services, housing, transportation supports, job training, etc. are some of the examples. Resources might be on a prevention, intervention, or treatment level. To ensure full connection, the Kinship Navigator will help with access issues through advocating, transporting, emailing, writing, teaching, etc. For example, the kinship caregiver may need prescription drugs, but needs help completing paperwork. The Kinship Navigator would help with this.

Hours & Pay: 20/week;  $16.87/hour

To apply, send your resume and letter of interest to Freda Kershaw at kershawf@missouri.edu.


ParentLink Public Relations Assistant (Part-Time)

ParentLink, in MU’s College of Education, is hiring a part-time Public Relations Assistant to coordinate the promotion of ParentLink projects and services around the state. This may include online public education through ParentLink’s website and other social media, tracking inventory of promotional items and coordinating new orders, organizing and maintaining promotional items, and guiding distribution efforts in collaboration with staff. Excellent communication skills, ability to work as a team, attention to detail, organizational skills, as well as proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel are a must. Experience and basic knowledge of promotions/marketing and online and social media promotions is preferred. Pay is $14 to $17 an hour. Interested? Send your resume and letter of interest to Christina Torbet at torbetc@missouri.edu.


ParentLink Resource Assistant (Part-Time)

ParentLink, in MU’s College of Education, is hiring a part-time Resource Assistant to work alongside our Resource Specialist on organizing, maintaining, and distributing resources for families around the state. This may include ensuring resource information is entered in the database, up to date, and able to be accessed by our Family Support Specialist and Navigator staff; identifying, ordering, or downloading and maintaining electronic or print resource document; processing and organizing our resource library books, DVD, and curricula; and preparing items for shipment. Great opportunity to learn about resources for families across the state. Attention to detail as well as proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel are a must. Experience and basic knowledge of databases is preferred. Pay is $12 to $14 an hour. Interested? Send your resume and letter of interest to Christina Torbet at torbetc@missouri.edu.