The Parent & Child Educator is responsible for supporting the ongoing development and implementation of parenting education at SFCAPC. This position reports to the Sr. Program Manager – Parent and Child Education. The parent educator provides group parent education, one-on-one parenting consultation, outreach, parenting education training for the staff, and back up support for the Children’s Playroom and Kids’ Turn programs.


  • Facilitate parent education classes/workshops to help parents understand their child(ren)’s developmental needs as well as best practices on parenting.  
  • Facilitate groups/workshops for children to help strengthen their social and emotional competency.
  • Participate in CFS Service Delivery Teams to ensure coordinated services to families enrolled in outcome-producing services.  
  • Provide 1-on-1 parenting education and support to parents.
  • Work closely with the Playroom Coordinator to provide support in the Children’s Playroom.
  • Provide training to the staff on parenting skills and child development.
  • Responsible for entering trainings and group participation data into SFCAPC’s data system.
  • Provide community outreach as requested, including attending community fairs, workshops, and events open to the public to distribute literature and answer questions about all the Center’s programs.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Child development, Education or Social Work and 3 years’ experience in the field of education, early-care, or social work
  • MFT or MSW preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience working with children.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with adults and their young children in an educational setting, preferably in an agency or school setting or through participating in home visits
  • Experience doing home visits with low income parents and children preferred.
  • Ability to facilitate a parent group of at least 10-15 parents.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish or Cantonese strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with curriculum development and educational resources.
  • Requires a comfort level with fluctuations in daily schedule and onsite trainings.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve and address parenting group dynamics while maintaining composure and alignment with overall curriculum goals.
  • Requires ability to communicate with teachers, parents, school administrators and children of various ages; ability to work with diverse staff and client populations.
  • Requires composure when discussing sensitive topics with parents.
  • Requires a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends.


  • Full-time
  • Non-Exempt
  • Position will be reference-checked and fingerprinted

Typical Working Conditions:

This positions works in a variety of settings including standard office and schools.  Some outreach and other events occasionally may be outdoors.

Equipment Used:

Computer, copier, fax.

Essential Physical Tasks:

  • Daily travel throughout the City. Occasional travel throughout Northern California.
  • Light lifting (up to 20 pounds) required.

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Frank Landin, Manager of Human Resources at employment[@]sfcapc.org.