FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EDUCATOR
Website Westchester Institute for Human Development
Position Summary: WIHD is seeking a both full time and part time Family and Community Educators. This position 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 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 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.
Full Time Positions offer health benefits, 403(b) and paid time off.
Part Time Positions are 17.5 hours per week and don’t provide benefits but have work/life balance and flexibility.
Responsibilities of Community and Family Educator
- Provide high quality, coordinated services to all constituents in accordance with organizational expectations and funder requirements with the goal of improving outcomes for children with disabilities;
- Accurate, timely reporting of all activities and data;
- 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.
Education, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements:
- 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;
- Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or a related field;
- Valid driver’s license and access to a car w/verifiable insurance.