In Home - Parent Trainer

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: 
Date Revised: December 1, 2015
Dept./School: Special Education

Primary purpose

Provide parents and students with Autism with in home or community based training or viable alternatives that assist the student with acquisition of social/behavioral skills.



Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certification in special education


Two (2) years of special education classroom teaching experience

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of specific strategies and interventions for working with parents and students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Knowledge of proper assessment protocols for in home and parent training

Knowledge of how to provide services for students in alignment with students’ individualized education programs in order to promote generalization of skills from home to school.

Strong organizational skills

Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills.

Major responsibilities and duties

Instructional and Program Management

  • Establish a positive parent/trainer relationship.
  • Assist in clarifying student expectations
  • Model teaching strategies and behavioral intervention strategies for the home setting.
  • Assist in making environmental modifications.
  • Establish generalization of specific skills from the classroom to the home setting.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student/parent achievement through data collection procedures.
  • Report/review current status of training.
  • Implement specific goals and objectives developed by the ARD committee.
  • Provide families necessary materials and visual supports.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents.
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.

Student Management

  • Demonstrate support for the district’s student management policies and expected student behavior related to special education program.

Communication and Community Relations

  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community members.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, twisting
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse
Occasional light lifting and carrying (under 50 pounds)
Frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions, maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.