The Advocacy Network on Disabilities
Posted OnJanuary 17, 2019
Experience Level2-5 Years
Education LevelBachelor's Degree
POSITION DESCRIPTION: INCLUSION SPECIALIST
REPORTS TO: Director, Community Inclusion Initiatives
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None
POSITION SUMMARY: In accordance with Advocacy Network’s Scope of Services with The Children’s Trust, utilizing best practice adult learning techniques conduct public education, training, technical assistance, coaching, and advocacy activities to increase the capacity of children’s services providers to include children with disabilities, and to promote the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of community life.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
o As a member of the All Children Together team, assist in recruitment, identification, pre-qualification, and selection of partner agencies.
o Assess a provider’s inclusion readiness by administering the Inclusion Readiness Tool and conducting observations;
o Offer providers professional development supports and peer learning opportunities to increase both overall program readiness and individual student inclusion through the provision of trainings, technical assistance, coaching, and the facilitation of peer learning activities;
o Ensure service providers are connected with the appropriate supports needed even when those may be offered by other entities;
o Participate in a warm handoff process to transition from behavioral supports to the inclusion PPD provider in cases where the child has a disability more appropriately addressed by All Children Together team;
o Attend community events and participate in outreach activities to promote project goals; and
o Record accurately and in a timely manner, all data necessary to meet reporting and evaluation requirements
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Inclusion specialists have the ability to interact well with the public and develop good relationships with community providers; excellent communication skills including public speaking; the ability to use the computer for communication, data collection and reporting; knowledge and ability to respect confidentiality requirements; strong collaboration skills; ability to support other team members; willingness to learn new skills. Fluency in Spanish or Creole strongly preferred.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s strongly preferred in education, social work, or other related field; and at least 2 years’ experience working with children or youth with disabilities, conducting trainings, and/or mentoring peers.
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