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Parent Counselor, Bilingual

Company: Matrix Parents Network
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: - Parent Counselor, Bilingual (Spanish), Special Needs - Locally-BasedReports to: -Director of Parent Services -Company OverviewMatrix Parent Network, located in San Rafael, CA, has provided support to parents and families with children with special needs since 1983. We serve Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba counties. Matrix provides various forms of support to parents, including -a parent call-center and family resource center that provides support and referrals to parents, educational workshops and training, peer support in English and Spanish, educational materials, and support to parents and families during IEP/school meetings. We are excited about the opportunities to expand our support and services to parents and families with children with special needs.Position Overview: Mentor families of children (birth to 26 years-old) with special needs or at -risk for special needs by providing information, resources, and support to help build their -confidence and advocacy skills. Services are provided by phone and one on one consultation, through -trainings and workshops (can be virtual) and in collaborative meetings with agencies and -professionals. The preferred candidate is a parent of a child with special needs. This is a -part-time to full-time position -with potential to work in Sonoma, Solano, Napa or Marin -Counties depending on community needs. Applicants must live and work in the area where services are -delivered. $500 signing bonus for successful applicant once training period is complete.Job Duties:--- - - Evaluate the needs of parents related to their child's development, understanding - - - of services, parenting and advocacy skills--- - - Provide supportive communication, respecting cultural and individual differences--- - - Model collaboration, problem-solving and organization -for parents--- - - Provide referrals, resources and information on development, special needs, and systems such - - - - as Special Education, Regional Centers, and Early Start--- - - Conduct trainings for parents and professionals and facilitate support groups--- - - Participate in public awareness activities, community, and inter-agency meetings--- - - Maintain paperwork, manage time-sensitive services and record client information and data--- - - Engage in a program of professional developmentRequirements:--- - - Must have experience with families of children with special needs--- - - Spanish/English fluency in verbal and written communication skills -as well as cultural - - - - competency with the Spanish speaking community--- - - Ability to work in emotionally-charged and stressful situations--- - - Computer and data/information management and organizational skills--- - - Ability to communicate clearly and work collaboratively Please send cover letter and resume -to qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, -religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other status protected -by applicable laws or regulations.Matrix is an equal opportunity employerMain office - 2400 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael, CA 94903 -Powered by JazzHR

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