Job Description: Parent Training and Information (PTI)
Title: Parent Resource Coordinator Reports to: PTI Director
Position Summary: The Parent Resource Coordinator (PRC) primarily supports parents, youth, caregivers, and families with children in the special education system to grow their knowledge and skills. To accomplish this the PRC obtains, expands, and continuously improves their knowledge and training abilities as it relates to children with disabilities to include Early Intervention, Special Education, and career and college readiness systems. The PRC provides informational resources, training, one-to-one support, as needed and facilitates collaborative partnerships with local, regional, and state nonprofits, for-profit and government entities and their representatives for system change.
Special Education Support and Training:
- Provide presentations and workshops in-person, via webinars and/or low-tech conference calls for parents, youth, and other professionals.
- Identify needed topics and sites in collaboration with local groups/agencies.
- Assist with dissemination of marketing materials (i.e., share emails, hand-deliver flyers, post on social media, etc.) in coordination with PAVE’s Communication Coordinator.
- Assure sign-in of attendees and evaluations are disseminated and recorded.
- Prepare and submit workshop summaries as needed.
- To include virtual and in-seat workshops for the Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP). This includes travel in the US and overseas, some evenings and weekend days to arrive/return from workshops. When traveling, STOMP Instructors typically provide two 2-Day workshops in a week and an average of one weeklong trip per month.
- Provide support and assistance so that parents, caregivers, youth, and family members learn, grow, and develop skills to effectively advocate for their educational needs.
- Attend and/or coordinate resource fairs with local partners.
- Write/design training materials as requested.
- Ongoing learning of the priority topics for parent centers** with an emphasis on special education and related laws, rules, policies, and regulations to continuously improve your knowledge in this role and to support families, their children and youth.
- Effectively utilize technology daily to perform all job duties and PAVE’s data management tool.
- Provide outreach to include families from underserved populations.
- Build professional community collaborative partnerships by attending, being involved and/or assisting with local area meetings, conferences and/or committees (i.e. Family Youth and System Partner Round Tables by region (FYSPRTS), Interagency Coordinating Councils, special needs PTAs, etc.).
- Assist with social media, e-newsletter articles, flyers, and attendance of partner events to share information of the PTI across the state.
- Support your continuous improvement with PAVE’s policies and practices (e.g., Confidentiality, HIPPA compliance, Unauthorized Practice of the Law (UPL), Communication/Resource Fairs, Personnel Handbook, etc.)
Job Requirements for all Staff:
- Maintain confidentiality of families and other staff members.
- Be prompt in arriving at work site, meetings, and workshops.
- Submitting accurate time sheets daily is preferred and at least weekly to include description of work performed.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings as scheduled.
- Assure your schedule is up to date on the Shared Calendar
- Assist all colleagues in meeting timelines.
- Other duties as assigned.
*Access to stateside military installations may require a military ID card.
*Access to overseas stateside military installation requires military ID card and passport.
*All costs to travel are paid by PAVE ((e.g. airfare, accommodations, car rental, per diem for meals while working, etc.).
** 14 Priority Topics for Parent Centers: At PAVE this role needs to be aware of and focus on 1-11 and 13. See all and map out your professional development
PAVE is an EEO employer. PAVE values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The organization encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including parents of individuals with disabilities, people who are bilingual, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.
It is the policy of PAVE that all of the programs, employment practices, and activities of the organization or any of its contractors, vendors, grantees, or volunteers will be conducted without regard to any person’s race, color, national origin, marital status, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, or any other protected class.
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