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Bilingual Youth Coordinator

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INCLUDEnyc
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New York, NY

Reports to: Manager, Youth and Transition Services

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: 

INCLUDEnyc was founded in 1983 by three mothers of children with disabilities who wanted to create a place where parents could access critical information and support on disability resources and services. Today INCLUDEnyc is one of New York City’s leading resources for young people with disabilities and their families. INCLUDEnyc brings love, equity, and access to young people with disabilities. Learn more on our website: www.includenyc.org or incluyenyc.org. 

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Bilingual Youth Coordinator, part of the Youth and Transition Services team, provides direct assistance, postsecondary counseling and training to youth (in high school settings), parents, and professionals working with young people with disabilities. Bilingual Youth Coordinators help young people and families develop postsecondary plans and navigate special education and other systems, such as college and job training programs, as well as supporting the development of soft skills and self advocacy skills. The Bilingual Youth Coordinator conducts community outreach; collaborates with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote positive outcomes for youth with disabilities; and develops and disseminates information and resources to families.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Post-Secondary Counseling: 

● Provide one-to-one postsecondary counseling (college and vocational training) to youth with disabilities and their families both in person and over the phone, assess needs, and connect them to the appropriate support and resources. Follow up with youth to ensure progress toward their goals and that their needs are being met. 

● Support youth in developing essential skills, such as communication, self advocacy and self disclosure skills. 

● Maintain accurate and timely program data in a secure Salesforce database. 

Workshops and Training: 

● Develop and deliver workshops for youth enrolled in postsecondary programs on topics, such as professional networking, email skills, Google Drive skills, traveling around NYC, and developing healthy living habits. 

● Facilitate self advocacy workshops for students with disabilities in partner high schools around New York City.

● Facilitate parent and professional development training on topics, such as transition planning, college access and seeking accommodations, and building self advocacy skills for students. 

● Reflect on and refine personal training practices on an ongoing basis. ● Maintain accurate and timely program data in a secure Salesforce database on workshop delivery and attendance. 

Outreach and networking: 

● Attend conferences, participate in coalition and policy meetings, on special education, transition and youth issues, as well as represent INCLUDEnyc at outreach events as needed. 

● Develop and maintain relationships with partner schools, organizations and host sites. 

● Develop and maintain relationships with Care Coordinators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and other stakeholders in youth’s life. 

● Participate in ongoing feedback loops and professional development training on counseling and training practices. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

● Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma and equivalent work experience required. 

● Master’s degree in Special Education, Social Work or related field strongly preferred. ● Written and spoken fluency in Spanish required. 

● 3+ years working with young adults with disabilities in educational or vocational contexts. 

● Education or counseling background strongly preferred, especially experience with the special education system, IEP process, and/or transition aged youth. ● Self directed, well organized, and committed to program efficiency with a strong ability to multitask. 

● Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm, patient, and professional when faced with difficult or demanding situations. ● Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written, and verbal communication skills. 

● Eagerness to receive and implement feedback on counseling practices and training practices. 

● Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive/Calendar); working knowledge of Salesforce preferred. 

● Willingness/ability to travel extensively via public transportation to locations across the five boroughs. 

● Occasional evenings and Saturdays required. 

● Demonstrated commitment to INCLUDEnyc’s mission of building positive educational outcomes for young New Yorkers with disabilities, parent leadership, and self advocacy skills in youth.



Reports to: Manager, Youth and Transition Services

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: 

INCLUDEnyc was founded in 1983 by three mothers of children with disabilities who wanted to create a place where parents could access critical information and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 403b


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 403b


Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish

Fluency in Spanish

Location

116 East 16th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Youth Coordinator” to jobs@includenyc.org.


As an equal opportunity employer, INCLUDEnyc believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, INCLUDEnyc employment decisions and practices will not be influenced or affected by race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital status, veteran status, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Youth Coordinator” to jobs@includenyc.org.


As an equal opportunity…

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