Parents As Teachers Assistant

  • USD 405-Lyons is accepting applications for a Parents as Teachers assistant for the 2019-2020 program year. This position is full time and training is provided. Ability to speak Spanish is required. Applications can be picked up at the district office at 800 S Workman- Lyons- KS.


Job Description:

Parents as Teachers (PAT) Assistant



The PAT assistant will help plan for and keep specific- objective and concise records of all personal home visits

with families enrolled in PAT. The assistant will work as part of a team and participate in playgroups-

activity groups- group meetings and recruitment activities as scheduled.


Responsible to:

Program Supervisor







  • Good employment rating.
  • Additional qualifications as the Board of Education determines appropriate.


  • Spanish speaking requiredRequirements:
  • Successfully complete the Parents as Teachers Foundation and Model Implementation training.
  • Maintain curriculum certification with professional development assigned by program coordinator


  • Commit to one year of employment after PAT training is completedEssential Functions:
  • Provide assistance with parent education through regular personal visits implementing the Parents as Teachers curriculum.
  • Assess family needs and provide developmentally appropriate information- guidance- and support to parents.
  • Support and enhance the work of the existing Parents as Teachers program.
  • Coordinate services with other community programs offering services to parents and their young children.
  • Ensure all activities conform to Federal- State and District guidelines.
    • Work to implement the vision and mission of the District.Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions: 
  • Have the ability to travel in personal or school district vehicle.



Be flexible regarding scheduling- working conditions- and locations.




  • Understand that some physical exertion may be required.General Responsibilities:


  • Assist in serving families including successful completion of face-to-face visits and group meetings.
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner.


  • Become qualified to administer developmental screenings; ASQ3- ASQ-SE- OAE hearing screen.


  • Actively recruit families to participate in the program.


  • Promote optimal parent-child interaction and infant- toddler- and child development.


  • Observe and follow all school district policies at all times.


    • Perform additional tasks and responsibilities as directed by the Program Supervisor.Personal Characteristics
  • Possess effective communication skills and be comfortable relating to strangers.


  • Develop trusting relationships with parents as a model for parent-child relationships.



  • Use appropriate work-related behavior- dress- and attitude toward fellow professionals.



  • Establish and maintain appropriate professional relationship with families.



  • Adhere to required confidentiality practices.



  • Monitor and manage a healthy balance between personal and professional responsibilities.



  • Use time and resources effectively to manage personal stress and meet job requirements.Term of Employment:  As determined by administrator.        Board of Education Approval:       



  • Payment Rate:
  • Program Year July1-June30
Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 07/01/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Lyons USD 405

Unified School District #405 is located in Lyons, the county seat of Rice County.  The district is comprised of four attendance centers with a total student enrollment of approximately 800 students.  The district employs 107 certified staff and approximately 158 classified staff. 

Why work for USD 405 - Lyons?

Employer Address: 800 S. Workman Lyons, Kansas

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