Early Head Start Parenting Assistant/Emergency Classroom Assistant

  • Austin, TX
  • Full-time

Company Description

Child, Inc. is a diverse workplace committed to provide low-income families with early childhood education, mental health services, disabilities services, nutritional services, medical and dental services, social services and parent engaged activities. As a non-profit organization, our mission is to provide high quality education and comprehensive support services for children and their families while promoting personal and social responsibility in the communities we serve. This is a temporary full-time hourly position (through the end of the school year) with benefits that include health, vision and dental insurance, 401k, paid time off and other benefits. Child Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

Position Description

The Parenting Assistant/Emergency Classroom Assistant (PA/ECA) will participate in a therapeutic visitation program through home visits, or in the childcare setting as needed, to provide one-on-one interaction and intervention to Early Head Start eligible families with children identified as exhibiting challenging behaviors or at high risk of developing maladaptive behaviors. The PA/ECA will provide parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skill to become more self-sufficient and create a positive home environment for the child’s development. The PA/ECA will support the visiting teacher in delivering Parents as Teachers (PAT) Curriculum to parents and caregivers during home visits.


Description of Job Tasks

The (PA/ECA) will work closely with parents and family caregivers to provide individual behavior support services to increase successful classroom participation among identified children. Help parents and caregivers understand the ramifications of maladaptive behavior. Model healthy parent/family caregiver and child interactions to promote healthy bonding and successful child development. Support the implementation of alternative and therapeutic intervention strategies. Plan and implement socializations. Accurately complete and maintain all necessary record keeping.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-Motivation - Ability to establish and maintain schedules and work without supervision.
  • Confidentiality - Ability to manage confidential information appropriately.
  • Professional Ethics - Ability to work and maintain high standards of professional ethics with persons of different racial, ethnic, economic and social backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with the current research and methodologies in social-emotional development and adaptive behavior strategies to promote positive behavioral health.
  • Must have ability to work at multiple locations as assigned.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to stand; stoop; bend; kneel; push and pull frequently and  ability to lift children weighing less than one (1) pound to up to 50 lbs. 


Education and Experience

Any combination of training, experience and/or education equivalent to one year of experience in behavior support and instructional methodologies.

Course work in Psychology, Early Childhood Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, or related field is desirable. 

Background Check Requirements

Must pass all criminal history background checks. Must have valid driver’s license, current insurance and reliable transportation.  Must submit to post-offer physical and TB test. For an information packet and application please email vmccallum@childinc.org or come by the HR Office for an application. Please send copies of your education credentials with application.

Applications accepted from 10:00 am – 4:00pm daily at the following location.

Child Inc.

818 E. 53rd St.

Austin, TX 78751


All applicants must submit a completed Child Inc. application to be considered for a position. EOE.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.