Youth Program Educator

Posted by: INCLUDEnyc

New York, NY, US

Job Summary

  • The Youth Program Educator provides direct assistance and case management, and delivers training to young adults in high schools, parents and professionals working with young people with disabilities. S/he has an expertise working with transition-aged youth and their families in addition to knowledge of school-aged special education services and understanding IEP’s. The Youth Program Educator conducts community outreach; collaborates with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote positive outcomes for people with disabilities; and develops and disseminates information and resources to families.

Organization Overview

INCLUDEnyc (formerly Resources for Children with Special Needs) empowers NYC families and youth with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to make informed decisions, effectively access and navigate systems and services, and advocate for themselves and other young people with disabilities and their families. INCLUDEnyc supports educators, youth workers, and other professionals to partner with families, and to support and promote a family voice in the policy process. Learn more on our website: www.includenyc.org.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver self-advocacy workshops (for youth with disabilities) in high school settings that are culturally 
competent, highly engaging, and interactive.
  • Provide one-to-one support to youth and families both in person and over the phone, assess needs, and connect them to the appropriate resources to support young people with disabilities.
  • Provide information and resources to help youth and families gain the confidence and skills to effectively partner with educators and other service providers.
  • Follow up with youth to ensure that their needs are being met; track and update this information in a secure database.
  • Represent INCLUDEnyc at meetings, outreach events, and professional conferences as needed
  • Dedication to ongoing personal and professional growth.
  • Occasional Evenings and Saturdays required

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years working with young adults with disabilities in 
educational or vocational context or within a system that serves people with disabilities.
  • Self-directed, well-organized, and committed to office efficiency with a strong ability to multitask; comfort with shifting deadlines and priorities.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English required; fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required.
  • Four-year college degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.

Or, equivalent combination of education and experience with high school diploma required.

  • 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.?* Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google 
Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive/calendar) preferred; comfort with social media and 
electronic communications; working knowledge of Salesforce preferred. * Willingness to travel (approximately 3+ days of the week) via public 
transportation to locations across the five boroughs. * 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.

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.

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