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Educational Advocate

posted 10/21/2016

Status

Full time

Location

Utica, New York

Department

LDA

Description

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Complete initial intake and assessment.
  • Obtain releases, documentation, and additional information from consumer.
  • Provide information and referral services.
  • Encourage and educate consumer in self-advocacy. 
  • Document case notes in Medisked and maintain detailed accurate files.
  • Establish and maintain community referral knowledge.
  • Maintain working knowledge of disability information and issues and all legislative system changes.
  • Attend transition and CSE meetings.
  • Assist students and their families with IEP development and transition plans.
  • Advocate on behalf of consumers.
  • Collaborate with consumers, center programs, and local, stet, and national advocates to identify issues regarding legislative proposals.
  • Provide outreach and education to parents and the community.
  • Prompt communication and response to consumers and other collateral contacts.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all work related information.

The above statements are intended to describe the principal functions of the position.  They are not intended to encompass all duties.

We are looking for an extremely organized, detail oriented candidate with outstanding communication and public speaking skills.

Successful candidates will have two or more years of experience working with parents of children with disabilities in a school, community or agency setting.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Social Services, Human Services, or a related field is preferred.

Hourly Wage: $15.38

RCIL offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes paid time off, insurances, life and disability coverage, and a 401k plan.

RCIL is an equal opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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