BILINGUAL FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EDUCATOR
Website Westchester Institute for Human Development
Position Summary: The Bilingual Family and Community Educator reports directly to the Department Assistant Director. S/he will collaborate with other members of the Family and Community Training team in providing high quality, coordinated services to all constituents, effectively supporting Spanish speaking families, with the goal of improving outcomes for children with disabilities. S/he will ensure that services are delivered in accordance with organizational expectations and funder requirements. Coordinating with a network of regional and NYS professionals, the Bilingual Family and Community Educator will provide training and support to a wide variety of stakeholders of the disability community, including individuals and families, early childhood program or school staff, and professionals.
- Provide high quality bilingual, coordinated services to all constituents in accordance with organizational expectations and funder requirements with the goal of improving outcomes for children with disabilities;
- Provide technical assistance, training and support to parents, service providers, educators, and community members.
- Participate in regional planning and training as member NYSED Partnership and other community teams to ensure integrated, efficient, and effective delivery of services;
- Identify, develop, and maintain resource information relevant to people with disabilities and their families, with a particular focus on Spanish speaking families.
Education, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements:
- Bilingual, proficient in English and Spanish
- Commitment to values of equity and inclusion
- Experience collaborating effectively with diverse community stakeholders
- Expertise in delivering professional development and technical assistance in early childhood, K12, and/or special education
- Ability to travel independently throughout the Hudson Valley region of Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties, as well to Albany for meetings at least three times a year, as well carry and transport training materials and equipment
- Familiarity and comfort with technology and Microsoft Office applications
- Previous work experience and/or Family member of individuals with disabilities preferred
- Masters degree or higher required (education, social work, or a related field preferred
WIHD values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Type: Full-time
COVID-19 considerations: WIHD is taking every measure to provide a safe work environment. All staff, clients and visitors are pre-screened everyday and required to wear masks in public areas. Additionally, all high touch areas along with work spaces are cleaned nightly.
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