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Interested in a rewarding position that directly contributes to the community? Apply with The Arc of the Peninsulas (“The Arc”)! The Arc is a non-profit organization that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities [IDD].

FULL TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INCLUDE
PAID HOLIDAYS | MEDICAL & DENTAL | RETIREMENT BENEFITS | VACATION & SICK LEAVE
Parent 2 Parent Coordinator (Kitsap & Jefferson Counties)

POSITION SUMMARY

Parent 2 Parent Coordinator duties involve managing the Parent 2 Parent Program sponsored by The Arc of the Peninsulas within Kitsap and Jefferson Counties. The position requires a high level of project management and independent task-management and empathy.

For parents supporting a child with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) can be challenging, and talking to someone who has traveled a similar road can be tremendously helpful. In Washington, about 70% of people with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) live at home with a parent or family caregiver. Supporting an individual with I/DD comes with many responsibilities and some challenges along the way. The Arc of the Peninsulas' family support programs can help parents and family caregivers develop resiliency, connect to services, and plan for the future. The Arc of the Peninsulas provides Parent to Parent services to Kitsap and Jefferson Counties.

ABOUT PARENT 2 PARENT
Parent to Parent programs offers parent to parent support as a core resource for families with children who have a special health care need, disability, or mental health issue. Through a one to one "match," experienced support parents provide emotional support to families and assist them in finding information and resources. Parent to Parent programs is committed to listening and learning from families and developing an array of services and supports in response to a family identified needs.

The Parent to Parent Network is a growing national resource for families. Statewide, regional and local community-based programs continue to emerge out of grassroots efforts; new statewide Parent to Parent programs are being developed to support the efforts of local programs; national needs are being addressed as they arise, and international interest in Parent to Parent is growing every year. The strength of Parent to Parent comes directly from the parents who dedicate themselves to its continuing success.

GENERAL DUTIES
 

Parent & Family Trainings and Support

  • Helping Parents, IEP Parent Partner Program, Special Education, Transition (Life after High School), Connecting Families, which include support groups, activities, training, and Sibshops.

 
Helping Parents Program

  • Recruit new parents to become volunteer peer mentor Helping Parents (H/P).

  • Host at least one peer mentor Helping Parent training utilizing the approved state P2P training.

  • Encourage leadership and advocacy skills in Helping Parents.

  • Encourage diverse populations to be involved.

  • Invite previously trained volunteer peer mentoring Helping Parent (H/P) for an annual appreciation event and/or additional skill development training.

 

Parent Advisory Group

  • Establish and meet with your Parent Advisory group for the P2P Program quarterly and report on the discussion of culturally sensitive parent support, training, and information sharing.

 
SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Effective oral and written writing skills.

  • Strong communicator and problem-solving.

  • Able to work positively and effectively with a variety of personalities and work styles.

  • Tactful, yet also assertive when necessary.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Use spreadsheets, charts, and other tools to develop and track action plans.

  • Strong work ethic / willing and able to 'go the extra mile' when needed.

  • Able to work positively and effectively with a variety of personalities and work styles.

  • Experience and familiarity with managing a budget preferred. 

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Prior experience working with individuals with intellectual and development disabilities preferred, must be willing and able to work positively with adults with I/dd.

  • Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • Must be a parent of an individual who has been diagnosed with I/DD.

 

PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's license, reliable transportation, able and willing to drive, navigate, and work throughout Kitsap and Jefferson Counties.

  • Some presence in the office during the workweek and ability to work flexible hours and days is required.  

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.

  • Must Report any suspected abuse, abandonment, neglect, or financial exploitation.

 

REPORTS TO

  • Program Manager, The Arc in Kitsap

 HOURS AND COMPENSATION

  • $22.50-$26.08/per hour, based on qualifications. 

  • Part-time position, budgeted for 20 hours a week.

  • Mileage paid at current IRS travel rates for miles driven while traveling outside of Kitsap County.

The Arc of the Peninsulas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.