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Job Posting: Parent Advisor (remote for a resident in the state of Colorado)

Job Purpose

The primary purpose is to provide training and information that, in part, helps parents participate in decision-making processes and the development of IEPs and IFSPs; understanding the provisions of IDEA for the education of, and the provision of EI services to, children with disabilities; resolve disputes in the most expeditious and effective way possible including encouraging the use of, and explaining the benefits of, alternative methods of dispute resolution such as the mediation process; understand their rights and responsibilities under IDEA upon the student reaching the age of majority; understand the availability of, and how to effectively use, procedural safeguards including the resolution session; understand, prepare for, and participate in the resolution sessions.  

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provide information about state, federal, and local early intervention and special education rights to PEAK staff, parent leaders, parents, and professionals in the state of Colorado.

  • Utilize vetted materials from the Parent Center Hub (as well as the Colorado Department of Education, and Early Intervention Colorado resources) to maintain and distribute information about current issues and laws regarding children with disabilities, research-based developmental and educational service delivery practices, and resources available throughout CO and nationwide.  

  • Collect and maintain accurate intake data of all parent advising calls and emails by inputting information into Salesforce during the call/email or directly following. 

  • Brainstorm proactive problem solving strategies with parents.

  • Provide follow-up resource materials and notes to emails and calls.

  • Market PEAK's resources, events, and trainings to schools, early intervention agencies,  community agencies, and media sources.

  • Ensure all written materials developed and disseminated meet PEAK's standards for accuracy, quality, and appearance.

  • Serve as a PEAK trainer for workshops as requested.

  • Collect and aggregate themes and issues facing parents in Colorado as requested.  

  • Participate in outreach activities. 

  • Participate in internal professional development. 

  • Participate in activities that support the agency.

  • Pass approved Colorado background check.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Education or Formal Training

  • One year experience in assisting parents of children with potential or actual disabilities or related field.

  • Some college experience preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills to interact with parents and community leaders.

  • Experience in providing support to parents in a culturally competent manner.

  • Understanding of social justice issues.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Public speaking skills for trainings.

  • Knowledge of early intervention, special education, and general education systems.

  • Knowledge about IDEA and the rights and entitlements it provides.

  • Understanding of Parent Center parameters for providing written individual assistance and unauthorized practice of law. 

  • Understanding of research-based practices in early intervention, education, community supports, and services.

  • Proficiency with Salesforce, Word, PowerPoint & Excel.

  • Detail orientation.

  • Team player.

  • Ability to travel and to work long hours at conferences or events at designated times. 

  • Must follow proper safety procedures when performing physical job tasks. 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Preferred Qualities

  • Parent of a child with a disability (ages birth to 26) who receives or has received early intervention or special education services through an early intervention agency or Colorado public school or is a self-advocate with a disability. 

  • Serves on a local and/or state committee or advisory board.

Other Requirements

  • Position requires some work outside of normal business hours including one extended day per month, some weekends, and evenings.     

  • Must hold a current Colorado Driver’s license and have a dependable vehicle with valid insurance and no major moving traffic violations.

  • Must be able to pass a background check. 

Decision Making Responsibility

  • On a regular and continuous basis, exercise sound judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service in order to effect essential job results.

  • Maintain customer confidence and protect operations by keeping financial and other agency information confidential.

  • Make daily decisions that have a positive effect on the client relationship with PEAK Parent Center.

Organizational Relationships

  •  Reports directly to the PTI Director.

 Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position has no supervisory responsibility.  

   

Pay: $20 an hour

Hours: 14 hours per week during normal business hours.  This is a remote position for a resident of the state of Colorado.

Location: 917 E Moreno Avenue, Suite 140, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to humanresources@peakparent.org.

Applications are due 1/31/2022 at 12 pm MST.