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Family Connection relies on its many volunteers to help us leverage the public, grant and private funds we receive to best serve families of children with disabilities and special needs throughout South Carolina.

There are a variety of ways to get involved, from helping at events and conferences to office tasks such as stuffing envelopes and conference packets. Assisting with children’s activities at family events and parent support groups is another option. Virtual opportunities are available during the pandemic. Please complete form below to get started!

Volunteering with Family Connection helps us continue to provide resources and services to more families!

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Career Opportunities

Part-time Autism Parent Navigator

Job Summary:  The Autism Parent Navigator will provide Family Foundations: Autism Parent Navigator program, providing a parent-to-parent support intervention for families that have a child with a new diagnosis of Autism. The Autism Parent Navigator will offer family support activities and education, and child- and family-focused interventions. The Autism Parent Navigator reports to the Research and Evaluation Manager.  Must be able to schedule sessions with families nights and weekends.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through one-on-one sessions with family.
  • Deliver Family Foundations: APN intervention, with accuracy.
  • Participate in team meetings with program staff.
  • Participate in weekly coaching and reflective supervision with Program Manager and Research Team.
  • Collect evaluation information from parents.
  • Attend and participate in all required trainings (face to face, webinar and online).
  • Complete assigned outreach activities, including working with providers or community partners.
  • Online documentation of all activities is required.                                  
  • Other duties as may be required.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a child or family member with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Must value parent to parent support and have the desire to support and help other parents.
  • Have a good understanding of services for children with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
  • The ability to be creative as well as a self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Must have cell phone, computer, and internet access.
  • Personal vehicle for travel.
  • Light lifting required.
  • Must reside in SC.
  • If interested, please send resume to [email protected]