Family Education Specialist- located in Upstate
Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Family Support, the Family Education Specialist assists parents, caregivers, families, youth/individuals with disabilities in supporting and navigating systems of care, to include but not limited to, educational, healthcare, and training opportunities.
Major Tasks and Responsibilities:
–Increase parents/families/providers/educators knowledge and skills to help parents/families improve their child’s early learning, school-aged, and post-secondary outcomes
- -Provide one-on-one support and problem solving telephonically or in person concerning IFSP, IEP and/or disability issues
- -Provide culturally appropriate information and resource referrals assistance and screen cases to identify those which may need more intensive individual support
- -Must have the capability to learn and understand legal regulations of the IDEA, and be able to explain to parents, families, and professionals
- Attend school meetings, at the request of the family, with the goal of empowering the family.
- -Remain current on all SC and Federal Special Education laws.
- -Maintain knowledge of state and national policy impacting education.
- -Receive inquiries from parents of children with a disability or special healthcare needs and educate them on IDEA: Part C and Part B, ADA 504 Plans, and assist in referring to appropriate community resources, provide necessary internal referrals to specialty programs within the organization
- -Serve as support and an advocate when there are identified problems in the system of care
- -Assist in the development of training materials to help ensure that they are culturally and linguistically appropriate, family friendly, and written at a level most can understand
- -Refer families for parent-to-parent support when appropriate
- -Maintain up-to-date documentation into Salesforce, database
- -Provide monthly reports as requested
- -Maintain cooperative relationships and actions with other staff toward achieving the mission of the organization.
- -Attend all staff meetings, including weekly case meetings.
- -Provide staffing of the Family Information Center and take call as requested.
- -Other duties as may be assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood, Social Work, Masters preferred
- The ability to be creative as well as a self-starter and self-motivated
- Knowledge and experience in special education, Part C and/or Part B
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Demonstrated administrative, leadership, written and oral communication as well as public speaking skills.
- Ability to work independently, prioritize work, maintain attention to detail.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
- Demonstrated ability to keep timely, accurate records and maintain required data.
- Demonstrated strong computer skills, including significant experience with Microsoft office suite (especially able to develop or modify trainings & create handouts using PowerPoint), internet-based programs, email, and database programs.
- Light lifting required.
- Knowledge of Microsoft
- Personal vehicle for travel
This is a remote position in the Upstate area.
· Parents of a child with a disability are encouraged to apply.