Parent Support Specialist

Changing Tides Family Services

Posted: Feb. 8, 2019


Under general supervision, participates in the development and implementation of parent education and support services; makes home visits to provide in-home parenting services to intellectually/developmentally disabled adults who are Redwood Coast Regional Center clients with the goal of developing and/or enhancing the client’s parenting skills; provides services in a variety of community settings. This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week)


Desirable Education and Experience:        

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in child development, social science, social work, education or a related field and two years of experience working with individuals who have intellectual/developmental disabilities, preferably with an emphasis in parent education, home visiting, or independent living skills.


§  Must be able to pass a criminal history fingerprint clearance at the DOJ and FBI level.

§  Must possess a valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and a vehicle for work.

§  Ability to demonstrate eligibility to work in the U.S.

§  Ability to work a varied schedule, including evenings, weekends, and early mornings. 

§  Must be able to make home visits and be able to enter a variety of structures; must be able to climb stairs and be physically mobile. 

WAGE:                  Starts at $ 15.99 per hour. 

BENEFITS:            Benefits per current Personnel Policies include paid sick and vacation days, 13 paid holidays, health, vision, life, and dental insurance, and 401(k) Retirement Plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed job application via email to or via U.S. mail to:

Nanda Prato, Human Resource Director

Changing Tides Family Services

2259 Myrtle Avenue

Eureka, CA 95501


APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Application and job description available at and at 2259 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501. 

Changing Tides Family Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, or on any other inappropriate basis in its processes of recruitment, selection, promotion, or other conditions of employment


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