Have you been looking for a way to give back?

You may be the one we are looking for! Parents Helping Parents encourages parents and adult siblings of individuals with special needs to apply for available positions. Your experience with differently-abled people could be applicable to the experience.

Parents Helping Parents is based in San Jose, CA. at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. The office is close to freeways, schools, downtown San Jose and Willow Glen and walking distance from Race light rail station.

Individuals who are bilingual in any language are always welcome!

Current Opening for a Bilingual Spanish/English Education Specialist 

Looking for a part-time position (33 hours) where you can use the special needs navigation skills that you’ve honed by being a parent of a child with special needs? Or maybe you’ve worked in the special needs world as a teacher, aide, social worker, or caregiver? Are you fluent in Spanish and English?

Why not consider being a PHP Education Specialist? With our training and your experience, you’ll be helping parents of children with special needs understand and access the systems that serve them. And that’s a good feeling. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated PHP staff who care about their work and each other.

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you’ll find no better IEP preparation and personal support than PHP. 

Join us! Contact jane@php.com

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing accurate information, resources, support and training in English and Spanish for families with children with special needs. Provide outreach to and collaboration with community agencies serving the special needs population. Maintain detailed records. Other duties as needed.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide peer support to families of children with special needs.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge related to special education and other laws, conflict resolution, and other processes related to accessing educational services.
  • Develop training curriculum and conduct trainings based on identified needs and agency priorities.
  • Help families and professionals locate resources and information.
  • Attend events and meetings as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Required:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience around IEP issues and special education law
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Skilled as a trainer, able to implement best practices for training adult learners
  • Organized and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work well with a diverse team
  • Able to travel within the Bay Area
  • Some Saturday and evening work required for trainings/outreach
  • Self-starter, able to work well independently as well as in a group
  • Computer skills

Desired:

  • Experience in working with families and children with disabilities
  • Knowledge of community resources

Pay: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.