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Special Education Resource and Training Specialist

Parent Information Center

The Parent Information Center (PIC)/ NH Family Voices has been empowering and informing Granite State families and the professionals who serve them for over forty years. Our organization helps families and professionals create collaborative working partnerships to provide the support needed for ALL children to reach their fullest potential.

We believe that building meaningful, trusting relationships is at the heart of all engagement work and that it is these relationships that truly drive progress and improve outcomes for families, children, and the professionals that serve them.

PIC is committed to the beliefs that:

  • Families make the difference.
  • When families, professionals, and other partners are well-informed and have a shared commitment to work together, everyone benefits.
  • Every child can succeed and contribute as valued members of society.

PIC and its various grant programs address a variety of key issues that pave the way for children, families, and the professionals that serve them to reach their fullest potential.


Position: This peer support staff position is a 30-hour a week grant-funded position and is currently funded through 9/30/2025

 

Function:  Provide technical assistance to parents, youth, educators and others via telephone and email and community based-trainings on topics related to early intervention, special education and other issues that impact children/youth with disabilities

Requirements:
  • Lived experience as a family member navigating the systems which provide information, support, and assistance to the families of New Hampshire. 
  • Experience working with families, youth and school personnel
  • Ability to provide effective professional development and training
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office and other technologies
  • Experience with virtual platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet etc.

 

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Education, Human Services, or related field preferred
Responsibilities:
  • Assist parents and others through telephone consultation and emails and other media, as applicable, by providing information about the early intervention and special education process, including rights and responsibilities.
  • Assist with improving parent/professional communication and collaboration
  • Collaborate with staff to develop and revise training curricula and materials
  • Conduct training sessions virtually and in-person
  • Prepare reports on activities and efforts, as required
  • Identify and utilize local, regional, state and federal resources
  • Represent the Parent Information Center at meetings, including sharing the parent perspective and current and emerging issues impacting children/youth with disabilities and/or their families
  • Maintain current knowledge of resources and laws
  • Assist in the development of publicity and promotional materials
  • Perform other appropriate tasks as may be assigned

 

This position is statewide and may require travel.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward their cover letter describing how they meet the qualifications and requirements of this position and resume to Christine Anderson, canderson@picnh.org.

 

The Parent Information Center is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability or any other classification protected by state, federal or local law.

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: September 13, 2021

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