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The Arc of Snohomish County
2500 Hewitt Ave, Suite 300 Everett, WA 98201
info@arcsno.org
425-258-2459

Shayne Nagel, Executive Director
Shayne@arcsno.org

Jamie Coonts, Program Director
Jamie@arcsno.org

Website
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Parent/Family Coalition Coordinator

Parent/ Family Coalition Coordinator                                                     
Reports to: Program Director

Position Summary: This coordinator will actively educate the community and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities by offering support to families to access and improve the service delivery system.  Additionally, they will work to educate community on legislative process and current legislation and policies at the local, state and federal level, and connect community member to their legislators and policy makers. 

This position is 25-30 hours per week including some evenings & weekends.

Responsibilities:

  • Assure that the parent and family point of view will be represented at public forums, County board meetings, legislative hearings, and other policy formation settings.
  • Coordinate and execute a legislative forum or legislative coffee events once per year.
  • Collaborate with the Statewide Parent Coalitions.
  • Provide leadership & advocacy trainings to individuals with a developmental disability, their parents, family members, and guardians.
  • Support community members to connect to their legislators and provide information and education to the community about the legislative process and current legislation and policies.
  • Identify parents, family members, siblings, or self-advocates (individuals that experience a developmental disability) in Snohomish County and are interested in actively participating in a leadership role.
  • Support leaders to collaborate and share information, and build partnerships to address common and emerging needs.
  • Inform, connect and support families in connecting to their communities including inclusive resources & activities.
  • Have an understanding of systems to help families navigate and in some instances advocate for change within the system. These systems include but are not limited to: DDA, DVR, SSI, Housing, Transportation, & Education.

Job Requirements:

  • Maintain confidentiality of families and other staff members.
  • Ability to travel to Olympia and statewide meetings that may be outside of Snohomish County
  • Assure prompt assistance and support to internal and external customers (e.g. families, school personnel, fellow staff, partners, etc.).
  • Responsible for program reports and ensures program documentation and records are up-to-date.
  • Assist co-workers as needed to meet timelines, goals and achieve outcomes.
  • Able to pass background check
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Life or work experience with developmental disabilities desired. Basic computer skills required. 

The Arc of Snohomish County is an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals with disabilities, family members and people of diverse ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter by Monday August 27th ,2018 explaining:

  1. What experience, skills, and personal characteristics qualify you for this position.
  2. Why the mission and work of the Arc of Snohomish County appeals to you, and
  3. Why this position is the right next step for you in your career.
Email: 
Shayne Nagel - Executive Director
 

Sibshop/ Connecting Families Coordinator

Sibshop/ Connecting Families Coordinator                                           
Reports to: Program Director

Position Summary: This coordinator would organize and plan Sibshops & Adult Sibling meet ups for The Arc of Snohomish County. Sibshops is a program dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  As the Sibshop Coordinator, you will create peer support and informational opportunities for siblings of people with I/DD. Additionally, you will educate parents and service providers about siblings’ life-long and ever-changing concerns. The coordinator will also support other Connecting Families activities and staff. This position is 15-20 hours per week including some evenings & weekends.

Responsibilities:

  • Support siblings to learn about resources, specific disabilities, share common issues, network and build relationships.
  • Develop curricular material and activities for Sibshops
  • Develop networking opportunities, support groups, & Sibshops
  • Assess the unmet needs and gaps in support for families
  • Provide/develop information to assist families in accessing and utilizing community resources. 
  • Provide direct service to families coping with a new diagnosis or new situation, including support around the emotional response, information regarding developmental disabilities, and community resources in a culturally appropriate way.
  • Inform, connect and support families in connecting to their communities including inclusive resources & activities.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of services and resources for families of children  with I/DD
  • Regularly consults, attends and actively engages with local meetings for partnership and to enhance collaborative efforts on behalf of families and their children.

Job Requirements:

  • Maintain confidentiality of families and other staff members.
  • Ability to work directly with children of all ages.
  • Assure prompt assistance and support to internal and external customers (e.g. families, school personnel, fellow staff, partners, etc.).
  • Responsible for program reports and ensures program documentation and records are up-to-date.
  • Assist co-workers as needed to meet timelines, goals and achieve outcomes.
  • Able to pass background check
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Life or work experience with developmental disabilities desired. Basic computer skills required. 

The Arc of Snohomish County is an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals with disabilities, family members and people of diverse ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter by Monday August 27th, 2018 explaining:

  1. What experience, skills, and personal characteristics qualify you for this position.
  2. Why the mission and work of the Arc of Snohomish County appeals to you, and
  3. Why this position is the right next step for you in your career.
Email: 
Shayne Nagel - Executive Director

Mission Statement: The Arc fosters respect and access for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, giving them the power to achieve a full and satisfying life.

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