If you are interested in any of the positions listed below you can email your cover letter and resume to or fax them to 504-940-3242 or mail them to FHF of SELA, 4118 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70122. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
- LaPTIC Education Advocate - 20 hours per week, funding by a federal grant through FHF of Jefferson's Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center
20 hours week, 12 months, hourly, non-exempt
FUNDER: FHF OF JEFF/Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center
- Provide in-person and telephone assistance, information and guidance to parents regarding special education procedures or human service systems procedures.
- Assist in public information and education activities with presentations to various organizations and professional groups.
- Assist in data collection for evaluation reports and other diverse reporting tasks.
- Research and submit 2 articles per month that are current and/or researched based for website.
- Research, submit and/or write 2 articles per quarter that are current and/or research based for newsletters.
- Present approved workshops on educational topics in for 40 people with children ages 0 to 5; 160 people with children 6 to 16; and 40 please with children ages 17 to 26. 2 of these must be in collaboration with EarlySteps.
- Promote and present information on Act 378, DD Assistance & Bill of Rights Act of 2000 at all workshops, presentations and information sessions.
- Review and make recommendations for materials for lending library and resources for electronic files.
- Participate in 2 – Train the Trainers Trainings per year.
- Attend all Monthly Staff Meetings.
- Promote LaCAN, LaTEACH and LaDisability Talk Membership and Partners in Policymaking Class to parents and self advocates.
- Other activities as required.
- Belief in Act 378 and full inclusion in community and schools for all people with disabilities.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Parents of Children with Special Needs are encouraged to apply
- Ability to work well with others, interest in relating to parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities
- Comfortable in public speaking, workshop presentations, and assisting others on the telephone
- Experience and skills in writing and documentation
- Knowledge of laws and regulations related to education of infant, toddlers, and school-aged children with disabilities.
- Knowledge of service systems that provide assistance and/or services to parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities.
- Ability to keep good records and collect data for evaluation purposes.
- Experience in community service/human service/social work.
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines.
- One year experience in organized volunteer work related to parent activities (e.g. parent groups, parent-to-parent, advocacy)
- Basic computer skills.
- Ability to develop relationships with parents/professionals from different agencies.
- Able to work successfully with a team to identify and reach goals.
- Is non biased and accepting of different cultures and values of diverse families.
- Reliable transportation with state mandated insurance
- Occasional overnight travel.