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Project Reach: Illinois Deaf-Blind Services is looking for a creative, committed person to serve as our English/Spanish Bilingual Family Engagement Coordinator.  The Bilingual Family Engagement Coordinator will support families in Project Reach's activities and programs that promote the development and learning of children and youth with deafblindness. Responsibilities include planning, development, and evaluation of services. Training in deafblindness and other topics provided for candidates with the requirements. Work from home is possible, the position is statewide in Illinois.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Experience as a family member (parent preferred) of an individual with disabilities

• Fluent and proficient in spoken and written English and Spanish

• Communication skills, including meeting facilitation skills

• Ability to travel

• Ability to plan and attend annual family training weekends

• Experience in navigating early intervention/educational/medical systems with family members

• Understanding of use of computer and phone for email, social media, and meetings/conference calls

• Ability to complete online trainings to increase skills and knowledge

OTHER SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

• Bachelor's degree, preferred

• Experience working in the fields of education, disabilities, medical, or related field

• Knowledge of IL organizations and related services specific to supporting families of children and youth with combined hearing and vision loss

• Knowledge of educational/service delivery systems in IL (i.e., IEP, IFSP & transition planning) essential to the needs of deafblind students and their families

JOB DUTIES:

· Provide mentoring to families

· Assist families in navigating the early intervention/educational/transition system

· Plan and coordinate trainings

· Complete distance activities by phone and email with families

· Act as liaison between families and other project and school staff

· Some translation and interpretation

· Work successfully independently and as part of a team

OTHER DUTIES:

· Some travel in Illinois, rare but occasional travel outside of Illinois

· Flexible hours to accommodate occasional evening and weekend events

.25 FTE, may be increased

For more information, contact Michelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply, please go to https://www.applitrack.com/philiprockcenter/onlineapp/

 

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This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.

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