Family Support Specialist

Pathfinder Services of ND - Minot, ND (30+ days ago)


Position: Family Support Specialist

Accountability: Executive Director

Objective: Provide support and locate resources for parents of children with disabilities

The Family Support Specialist will have natural caring skills to assist parents of children with disabilities. Their primary focus and responsibility will be to provide support, information and referrals to serve families and to help keep children in school. They must also be self-driven to take on new and established projects and initiatives. The Family Support Specialist will be knowledgeable of parent’s rights, navigate education, health, and mental health systems. They will guide a parent’s advocacy for their children, and connect and maintain communication with parents.

Duties:

 Research and respond to parent requests for information and resources and provide support in a timely manner

 Assist with PTI (Parent Training Information Center) project activities and data collection efforts to assure progress toward goals and objectives

 Organize and manage meetings with stakeholder and partners of outreach projects

 Develop regional teams to assist parents in specific geographic locations

 General supervision of projects

 Identify protocols to increase statewide parent outreach

 Locate information and resources for print and social media sites

 Assist in development and production of webinars and trainings

 Participation on statewide committees and councils as assigned

 Other related duties as required or assigned to support project(s) implementation

*This position does require travel, some weekend and/or evening events will occur to meet client needs (35% of work will be travel)

Desired Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

 Degree in Special Education (preferred) or work related experience

 IDEA – Part C and Part B requirements

 North Dakota EI (Early Intervention) system

 Organize projects

 Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office

 Communicate effectively over the phone and in person

 Public speaking

 Ability to travel within North Dakota

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • special needs: 2 years

Education:

  • Bachelor's

License:

  • Valid Driver's License