Family Resource Specialist

Summary:
Family navigators will be responsible for supporting the Manager of Family Support in all activities aligned with family support outreach and education.

 

Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:



Support:

Support parents and care givers with information and resources to empower them in their parenting skills and advocacy for their child with an ASD or related ID.

Answer parent phone calls and emails received at the office.

Meet with parents and care givers to provide support assist with navigating key resources (Katie Beckett Medicaid etc).

Provide accurate information on available services programming and support in the state.

Develop and maintain resources for reference and report them to Manager for dissemination.



Outreach:

Identify organizations to participate in training and support for the Project IDENTIFY goals.

Coordinate participation in area outreach opportunities including Resource Fairs community activities and the annual Imagine Walk.

Attend area community meetings including the HEZ Projects Thrive by Five Early Intervention to connect with area family members and professionals working with at-risk families.



Education:

Present training in assigned area related to goals included in the Project IDENTIFY grant Work Plan.

Identify potential training spots and community partners for participation in assigned area.

Present Parent to Parent and other trainings to community members identified for the Project IDENTIFY grant to support the grant goals.

Train to lead support groups independently.

 

Other information:
REQUIREMENTS:

Parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder

Bi-lingual preferred

Flexible work schedule including nights and weekends

Majority of hours are expected to be worked at main location in community or at The Autism Project or related school and community sites

Bachelor of Arts preferred

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: RI Autism Project Inc. USA:RI:Johnston

 

Work Type: Part Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union