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Bilingual Education and Outreach Specialist

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Job Description

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS), a satellite office of Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), is a consumer-controlled, non-residential organization that provides information and advocacy services to persons with disabilities. PILS is seeking a Bilingual Education and Outreach Specialist to develop collaborative partnerships within the Hispanic community. The Education and Outreach Specialist will help meet the needs of the unserved and underserved in Putnam and Westchester Counties, and ensure persons with disabilities understand their rights and responsibilities have access to an appropriate education, and knowledge of available community resources.

POSITION: Bilingual Education and Outreach Specialist

(35 Hours – Fulltime & Flexible)

SALARY: $39,500 – $40,000


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Outreach to unserved and underserved populations throughout the Region

2. Identify, build and maintain relationships with community partners, school districts and individuals in Putnam and Westchester Counties

3. Offer assistance and information regarding benefits

4. Provide information and referral to parents and professionals by assessing needs, offering information on disability rights, IDEA, NY State Special Education Regulations, and linking families with appropriate community resources

8. Networks with community agencies and provides information on agency services at community events

9. Prepares reports to funding source as required. Maintains accurate, up-to-date, records on services provided

10. English and Spanish translation as required

11. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Executive Director


QUALIFICATIONS :

1. Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years personal or professional experience with the special education system or three years of relevant experience working with persons with disabilities

2. Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish

2. Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal special education law, disability rights and local community resources preferred

3. Experience in public speaking, workshop presentations

4. Reliable transportation

5. Parent of a child with special needs strongly desired

6. Webinar experience


FAX OR E-MAIL COVER LETTER & RESUME TO:

Jessica Baumann, Fax 845-228-7460

Persons with disabilities, women and minority individuals are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $39,500.00 - $40,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, candidate must also be comfortable working remotely. Any in-office work requires wearing a mask at all times in all common areas and/or whenever in the presence of colleagues.

Job Description

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS), a satellite office of Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), is a consumer-controlled, non-residential organization that provides information and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least $40,000

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance available to full-time employees after a waiting period. Paid Time Off available to employees.

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance available to full-time employees after a waiting period. Paid Time Off available to employees.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Location

On-site
Brewster, NY 10509, USA

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SEND COVER LETTER & RESUME TO:

Jessica Baumann, Fax: 845-228-7460 Email: jbaumann@putnamils.org

Persons with disabilities, women and minority individuals are strongly encouraged to apply!

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