Beech Acres Parenting Center

  • Parenting Specialist

    Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati
    Job ID 2019-1051
    Parent Support & Programming
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At Beech Acres Parenting Center, we uncover the natural gifts of children by unleashing the power of parents and caregivers. We provide strength-based tools for parents and inspire them with an approach that is intentional and mindful.  With programs for kids needing behavioral health services, parents and caregivers in transition or crisis, parents of children, birth to 6 years old, foster care parenting support or general parenting solutions, Beech Acres Parenting Center provides a complete suite of tools for parents and children. 


    We're a spirited team that believes in having fun and making an impact in our community.  Beech Acres offers competitive salaries, a best-in show paid time off program (ask us about our "Best in Show" for Work/Life Flexibility Award!), a robust training program to support you in your journey, opportunities towards licensure, tuition reimbursement, free continuing education (CEU's), a retirement plan, an award-winning work culture (we are a proud recipient of Cincinnati Enquirer's Top Workplaces Award for FIVE years running), and so much more! 


    Beech Acres Parenting Center ("The Beech" as we like to call it!) is seeking a Parenting Specialist to provide services at Crossroad Health Center. This role is responsible for assisting parents by providing needs assessments and assisting parents in identifying interventions that promote parent knowledge and skill building.   A typical day will include: 

    • Providing direct service support for parents and their families.
    • Ensuring flexibility in work scheduling to meet with parents when they are available.
    • Building and maintaining relationships with partner, e.g. pediatric practice staff, doctors and other community agencies.
    • Achieving designated utilization/productivity targets with direct service provision for the FY.
    • Engaging in continuous quality improvement practices routinely to support proof of concept practices.
    • Participating in learning process and ensure humility, collaboration, authentic dialogue and solution-focused practices
    • Engaging in planning activities to ensure productive implementation of model by attending planning meetings, participating in rapid learning cycles, collaborating with implementation team, and conducting rigorous feedback sharing.
    • Attending regularly scheduled supervision meetings and meetings to discuss progress, challenges, successes and needs regarding Parent Specialist service delivery.
    • Participating in Natural Strength Parenting model training and engage practices learned in direct service delivery.


    • Associates Degree is required for this position (Degree in Sociology Criminal Justice, Human Services or related field).  Bachelors Degree preferred. 
    • 3-5+ years of experience in the mental health field or other system (like MRDD, Job & Family Services, Schools/Education), including experience working directly with kids and families. 
    • Able to engage parents in a trusting and respectful relationship
    • Knowledge of child development & brain development
    • Understanding of methods to identify parent needs and challenges
    • Expertise with social-emotional child development milestones
    • Trained in Motivational Interviewing and/or experience utilizing these techniques
    • Quality improvement process understanding
    • Experience and training in the effects of trauma, toxic stress and adversity
    • Proven ability to organize and share data collected
    • Open to travel throughout the community and a willingness to maintain a flexible schedule, to include availability of evening appointment times for clients.
    • A valid driver's license and current auto insurance coverage of $100,000 per person, $300,000 per accident, and $100,000 property damage.
    • A background check, pre-employment drug screening and Bureau of Motor Vehicles check is required for this position.
    • A passion for our mission!

    Beech Acres is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    BAPC provides equal employment opportunities (“EEO”) to all persons, consistent with applicable federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry, military or veteran status, color, national origin, or any other applicable statutorily protected group status under local, state, or federal law. This applies to all phases of the employment relationship including recruitment, hiring, compensation, advancement, and discipline.


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