Sieda Parents as Teachers provides home visitation services in 5 counties of Southeast Iowa. This position is in Mahaska and Wapello counties providing voluntary home visitation services to families with children ages prenatal to Kindergarten. Parents As Teachers Educators provide ongoing in-home programming that promotes, empowers, and nurtures the family to understand their role as the first and most important teachers of their children through parent/child interactions. Parents as Teachers Educators empower parents/caregivers through education to strengthen language, intellectual, motor and social development of their children.  Parents as Teachers helps communities partner with parents/caregivers to do a better job of preparing children for a stronger start in life by early detection of developmental delays, mental and physical health issues.  PAT Educators partner with educators, child care providers and health providers and recipients as referral sources and referral  to provide comprehensive care.

Under the supervision of the Parents As Teachers Program Manager, this position has the responsibility for the implementation and delivery of Parents As Teachers services primarily to families in Wapello County, and occasionally in Mahaska County. This position requires compensated travel in the 2 counties approximately 12 days a month. This position also allows for working from home up to 2 days a week.



  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Education/Social Work/Family Services or related field from an accredited four-year college or university. 


  • Requires 2-4 years of experience in working with children and families. 

Applicants must also have the ability to work in a highly confidential setting and be able to understand, learn, and adapt to new technology. Employment is contingent upon a criminal background check including a registry check of past/current founded child abuse.

Salary range for this position is $35,000 – $41,000/year and is commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time position with full benefits. Click here for the full job description.

If interested, please complete your application on Sieda’s online application process. For additional information contact: Jennifer Fleener, Economic and Family Support Services Director, at 641.682.8741.  Applications will be accepted until EOB Friday, January 27, 2023.

Sieda Community Action is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package including: generous paid holiday, vacation, and sick time; health, life and dental insurance; and IPERS retirement benefits.