Now hiring a new Outreach Director!
JOB POSTING: Outreach Director of Families Together
Location: Moscow/ Pullman and related areas.
Will work from home, in the community, and family homes
Travel required: Travel required to provide services in Colfax, Lewiston, Clarkston, Moscow, and Pullman (mileage reimbursement available when traveling beyond Moscow-Pullman)
Level/Salary Range: Hourly pay based on experience and education
Position Type: Part-time (10-15 hours average) with potential to become full-time work as funding allows
Applications accepted until May 3rd 2019, Friday by 8pm
To request an application, send an email to: email@example.com
Role and Responsibilities
Support programs of Families Together to fulfillour Mission. Our mission is to support programs that are designed to build and sustain strong, healthy, informed, and actively involved family members who can work together to improve the lifelong outcomes for their child or sibling with a disability.
Carry out programing in collaboration with the Executive director: by planning the events, scheduling with venues, getting appropriate permits-etc., advertising, managing volunteers, carrying out the events, and following up with families.
- Parenting classes
- FURA (Family Unity Recreation Activities) events
- Parent support groups
- Play groups/summer programs
- Fund raising and awareness events
- Gather data through surveys and compile for grants as requested
Support grant funding:
- Review and assist with grants as scheduled Understand the financial end of grant funding in accordance to the description of the program for which it was applied for and keep records such as receipts, documents and other elements of finance
- Provide support with compliancy of grants that we have been awarded and provide follow ups that are requested by the grants such as; programing, reporting after funding and programs are carried out and attend grant funders events, if the Executive director cannot attend as requested
Provide outreach to families:
- Home visits to support areas of expertise such as behavior support, parenting strategies, advocacy education and make referrals to other community programs
- Phone and email consultation to families as requested
- Support 504s, IEPs and other needs that are associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)
- At parent’s requests, attend IEP (individual education program) meetings as advocate with the parent(s) or 504 planning meetings
- Provide resources to families through Families Together’s Facebook page
- Provide support to childcare centers and schools, as requested, through families or the center directly regarding behaviors, development and other tasks associated to children who have special needs
Reporting/ Observations/ Documentation:
- Provide observations and reports within your scope of knowledge pertaining to behavior
- Keep record of activities, family support, attendance to events and other reports
Collaboration with Executive director:
- Attend staff meetings
- Maintain open communication about programs and agency through phone, text or email
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Bachelors Degree in Special Education, Human Development, Counseling, social work, or related field
- 2-4 years of experience related to: working with children, families, children with disabilities, home visiting, teaching parenting classes, observation of children and behaviors
- Masters Degree in Special Education, Human Development, Counseling, social work, or related field
- Additional certifications in specific approaches, curriculums or behavior models.
Families Together was founded in 1986 in Pullman, Washington by parents, siblings and professionals to provide families with support and information using the Family Enrichment Weekend model. The Family Enrichment Weekend is a unique model that uses a combination of recreation, education, and performance to provide families with an exciting family experience that is filled with laughter, learning, and love.
Families Together is a nonprofit organization that believes family involvement and support are essential for individuals with disabilities to reach their potential and maintain a life that is secure and meaningful. Families Together’s programs are designed to build and sustain strong, healthy, informed, and actively involved family members who can work together to improve the lifelong outcomes for their child or sibling with a disability.
- Family learning and recreation will benefit all family members and strengthen family unity.
- Full participation of individuals with disabilities enriches all families and communities.
- People with disabilities need involved family members to advocate and support them to live, work, and fully participate in their community.
- Non-disabled siblings need support and information to assist them in advocating and supporting their brother or sister with a disability as children and as adults.
- Families need ongoing information and training in advocating for high quality education and career training opportunities.
- Providing families with resources and supports that build and maintain strong, healthy, informed, and actively involved family members who can work together to improve the life-long outcomes for their child or their sibling with a disability.