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Prevention Initiative (PI) Family Educator 

Position Prevention Initiative (PI) Family Educator  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Base Wage $17.52 - $19.25 hr based on education and experience  

SAL Community Services (SAL), home to Skip-a-Long Childhood Centers, is the Quad Cities area’s leading provider of early childhood care and education and now includes the Prevention Initiative (PI) program. We provide a safe, secure and supportive environment centered on how playing can charge the mind of the children we care for.

SAL is seeking Family Educators to assists in the administration of the Prevention Initiative program and services. This means you’ll do things like:

  • Create and implement learning opportunities and family events for the children and families.
  • Maintain a system of performance assessment through ongoing observations and documentation collection information to reflect the development of each child.
  • Complete a family needs assessment with each family.
  • Create and utilize an Individual Family Plan in collaboration with the mental health specialist and program supervisor.
  • Assess and evaluate family success in reaching their goals (outcomes) by following up to assess goal attainment or to adjust/adapt goals, as necessary.
  • Establish and cultivate collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Conduct in-person, eligibility interviews with applicants.
  • Work with the Program Director, the contracted HCCN partners, and center Family Service Providers (FSP) to ensure vacancies are filled in accordance with the program requirements.
  • Counsel families seeking child care regarding their case requirements and eligibility for IDHS CCAP and/or PI.
  • Travel to centers and in-home child care partners.

We are looking for team members who:

  • Share a love for children and a passion for helping them learn, grow, and thrive;
  • Enjoy following a routine, and welcome the in-the-moment changes that come with each day in childcare;
  • Believe that early childhood education is the first step to a child’s successful future;
  • Are passionate about building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all, and,
  • Are professional, kind, and don’t take themselves too seriously!

Salary, benefits and perks

In addition to the compensation listed above, our entire compensation package includes a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off and paid holidays; health, dental, and vision benefits; 401(k) with employer contribution; pet insurance; and tuition and education reimbursement. A full list of benefits is available on our website.


Must be able to complete physical tasks such as sit, stand, lift 10 pounds, have at least one year of experience, and have an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Social Work or related field. Additional detail will be provided prior to an interview. Requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law will be considered.

About the Organization Mission

SAL Community Services (SALCS) strengthens children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.

About Us

SALCS operates Skip-a-Long Child Development Services - early care and education centers in Iowa and Illinois, The Home Child Care Network - a network of licensed and license-exempt home child care providers in both the Quad Cities and Peoria areas, Open Door - a crisis assistance program funded by IDHS to help individuals and families in crisis navigate local social services, SAL Child Care Connection - the child care resource and referral program in Peoria, IL, the Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois that serves the Illinois Quad Cities and surrounding counties, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships that serve Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois. SALCS is at the forefront of public policy and issues regarding early care and education and individual and family social services, and is dedicated to making sure all families have what they need to be successful, regardless of financial means.

EOE Statement SAL Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to actual or perceived race, creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, religion (or for requesting an accommodation for a religious belief), sex, age, ancestry, national origin, genetic information (as defined in Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)), military status or discharge status, veteran status, qualified disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgenderism, marital status, citizenship status, familial status, physical or mental disability (or for requesting an accommodation for a disability), association with a disabled person(s), medical condition (including HIV or AIDS status, cancer related or genetic characteristics) arrest record (unless doing so violates contractual, funding, or licensing requirements), order of protection status, pregnancy (including conditions related to childbirth or breast feeding), homelessness or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  
Location Prevention Initiative (PI)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 3/27/2023  

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