TEAM Project

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  REGIONAL COORDINATOR

Position Available: Part-time Regional Coordinator serving Region 20 (preferably to be based in Maverick County in order to serve Uvalde, Frio, Zavala, Dimmit, La Salle, and Kinney counties).

 GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Regional Coordinator position will serve as the area representative for the project. He/She will also serve as a liaison between communities and the Project, and as the primary contact for the TEA Regional Education Service Centers, LEAs, and other stakeholders. The position will be responsible for information dissemination and training, community development, identification of resources to outreach underserved populations. The position will report directly to the Project Director.

SPECIFICATIONS, DUTIES, AND ACTIVITIES

  1. Arrange, develop, and facilitate a series of training programs in the service area for parents, service providers, and interested community members.
  2. Respond to local requests for information concerning referral sources, technical assistance, and parent-to-parent support groups.
  3. Distribute promotional literature across the region (i.e. newsletters, brochures, flyers, and factsheets).
  4. Conduct outreach to underserved families, homeless parents, parents of children in the juvenile justice system, and military families within the area.
  5. Recruit and support the participation of parents, professionals, and significant others in community coalitions and facilitate their completion of needs assessment and action plans.
  6. Collaborate with Education Service Centers, Independent School Districts and Early Childhood Intervention Service personnel.
  7. Network and form partnerships with key agencies and organizations.
  8. Submit timely reports concerning the progress toward and completion of individual Project goals and objectives.
  9. Participate in data collection, reporting, evaluation, and public awareness.
  10. Participate in the staff training activities of the Project such as: monthly virtual conference calls, yearly in-person staff meetings, and conference.
  11. Assist parents with crisis management, leadership development and systems advocacy.
  12. Assist in statewide activities of the Project, including but not limited to conference, development of publications and materials, and public awareness.
  13. Utilize a variety of formats for training purposes: in person PowerPoint based presentations, Facebook Live videos and/or Zoom videoconferencing for meetings/webinars.
  14. Participate in other activities of the Project as required or as assigned by the Project Director.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  1. Education: A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Experience: Demonstrate at least two years of community or professional involvement in activities or services to persons with disabilities and their families. Working knowledge of the federal and state laws related to special education, Section 504 and vocational services for children, youth, and young adults ages 0-26 with disabilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  1. Knowledge of the unique training and information needs of families who have children and youth with disabilities.
  2. Experience as a parent or family member of a person with a disability.
  3. Ability to conduct presentations and trainings to groups in an outgoing and enthusiastic manner.
  4. Working knowledge of the federal and state laws related to special education, Section 504 and vocational services for children, youth, and young adults ages 0-26 with disabilities.
  5. Ability to communicate with parents and professionals in a comfortable, effective manner, especially parents from underserved groups.
  6. Ability to problem solve and diffuse difficult situations.
  7. Ability to organize and obtain closure.
  8. Ability to work effectively in a self-directed manner according to prescribed goals, objectives, and resources.
  9. Knowledge of key disability agencies and organization in the community.
  10. Demonstrated time management & organizational skills
  11. Ability to proficiently utilize a computer for e-mail, internet research, preparation of correspondence and reports, Google Drive, Google Docs/Spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat, and the design/creation of flyers.
  12. Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  13. Ability to effectively utilize office equipment, including laptops, copiers, and scanners.
  14. Excellent written & verbal communication skills (Bilingual is a plus!)

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Alejandra Barger| TEAM Project Director, prnteamjobs@gmail.com

 

PATH Project

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  REGIONAL COORDINATOR

  • Part-time 20 hours/week; Serving Region 3 (Victoria, Port Lavaca, and El Campo)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Regional Coordinator will serve as the area representative of the Project and as Liaison between communities and the Project. The position will be responsible for local information dissemination, training, networking, development and organization of community coalitions, identification of resource persons, crisis management and response, and resource development within the service area. The position will report directly to the Project Director.

SPECIFICATIONS, DUTIES, AND ACTIVITIES

  1. Participate in the program of staff training.
  2. Arrange, develop and facilitate a series of training programs in the service area for parents, service providers, and interested citizens.
  3. Respond to local requests for information concerning referral sources, technical assistance, and parent-to-parent support groups.
  4. Disseminate Project announcements and public awareness materials within area.
  5. Collect and disseminate information of interest to other staff members, parents and professionals in the area of:
  6. State service delivery systems and policies
  7. Texas resources for persons with disabilities
  8. Parent support groups and networks
  9. Innovative methods of service delivery and “promising educational practices”
  10. Serve a communication linkage between local communities and coordinating office to provide for two way interaction.
  11. Conduct community needs assessments related to children with disabilities and their families.
  12. Recruit and support the participation of parents, professionals, and significant others in families.
  13. Recruit volunteers to provide one-on-one information and technical assistance to other parents.
  14. Submit reports on a timely basis.
  15. Assist in statewide activities of the Project, including but not limited to conference, development of publications and materials and public awareness.
  16. Participate in other activities of the Project as required.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  1. Education:  A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Experience:  Demonstrate at least two years of community development activities for services to persons with disabilities and their families. Must be familiar with special education services and the ARD process.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Knowledge of the unique training and information needs of parents of children with disabilities from the perspective of a parent or family member of a child with a disability.
  2. Awareness of the various types of disabilities.
  3. Knowledge of the agencies, services and communities found within the area.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  5. Ability to read and write effectively.
  6. Willingness to participate in the Project for its duration.
  7. Knowledge and acquaintance with the educational and other service systems within the area.
  8. Ability to identify and utilize volunteer workers.
  9. Ability to plan and complete a task.
  10. Ability to work in a self-directed manner without extensive direct supervision.
  11. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies affecting children with disabilities and their families.

TO APPLY:  Send your resume and optional cover letter to: pathproject@sbcglobal.net