ABOUT INCLUDEnyc

 

Reasons to Work with INCLUDEnyc

1. You will help create a more inclusive city and better futures for families and young people with disabilities.

2. You will work with a group of caring, thoughtful, genuine people.

3. We treat our people well, from benefits to flexibility.

4.  We try to practice what we preach. You will use your head and your heart, earn opportunities to grow and develop, and do it all in a culture that values collaboration, initiative, and results.

How We Hire

Because our services are personal, hiring is one of the very most important decisions we make. We put a lot of thought and energy into how we evaluate candidates. That means that our hiring process might be more involved than what you have experienced.

What to Expect in the Hiring Process

Our hiring process includes several opportunities on both sides. If you move through all the steps, a typical process, in roughly this order, might consist of:

  • an initial screening call
  • an in-person interview with potential colleagues and managers,  which may include discussion or walking through some real-life scenarios
  • a written exercise, and—for some jobs—an on-site demonstration
  • a second meeting with team members
  • a final meeting with the Executive Director

We recognize that this process requires an investment of your time, and also believe that a thorough process gives you the opportunity to get to know us as well.

Please note that our hiring process is also highly competitive. When we have an opening, it is usually the result of the organization's growth. We receive many applicants, and end up turning away some fantastic people in the process.

Our positions require a unique combination of skills, experience, and philosophical alignment. We’ve turned down candidates in the past who we knew would go on to do fantastic things (and they have) but where the fit wasn’t quite right for the work we do.

We say this to emphasize that if we don’t end up working together, it’s likely because we have an incredibly competitive candidate pool, combined with the fact that what we’re looking for is often unique. 

OPEN POSITIONS

FAMILY EDUCATOR

Reports to: Director of Parent and Family Services

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Family Educator provides direct assistance and case management, and delivers training to parents, young adults, 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. The Family 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide one-to-one support to families both in person and over the phone, assess parent needs, and connect them to the appropriate resources to support their 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 families to ensure that their needs are being met; track and update this information in a secure database.
  • Develop and deliver workshops that are culturally competent, highly engaging, interactive, and impart complex information in a clear and accessible manner.
  • Represent INCLUDEnyc at meetings, outreach events, and professional conferences as needed.
  • Track, document, and report on key services and activities provided to families using the NY Employment Services System, the NY State Online Technical Assistance Center, and INCLUDEnyc’s Salesforce database.
  • Dedication to ongoing personal and professional growth.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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; Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Four-year college degree, Master’s Degree preferred, and 3+ years working with families, children or young adults with disabilities in educational or vocational context or within a system that serves people with disabilities 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.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Family Educator” to jobs@includenyc.org. 

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.

 

Youth Educator

Reports to: Manager of Youth and Transition Services

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Youth Educator helps develop and deliver all youth programming, including but not limited to the following projects:

  • High School Launch: training series for high school students on individualized education plans (IEPs) and self-advocacy.
  • Project Possibility: one-to-one direct assistance for students transitioning out of high school to help them find post-secondary programs.
  • Other workshop delivery for students and families.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direct assistance via telephone and deliver trainings to youth and families.
  • Provide intensive one-to-one assistance to youth transitioning out of high school, including attending meetings, assisting them in exploring their post-secondary options, and teaching them to advocate for themselves.
  • Coordinate with school administrators and staff at High School Launch and other partner schools on program delivery, including logistics, identifying specific school needs, and evaluation.
  • Assist in curriculum and material development for all youth programming and workshops.
  • Deliver trainings for High School Launch to students, professionals, and families.
  • Identify and build relationships with community organizations and other potential partners.
  • Assist with ensuring that grant requirements and deliverables are met. Assist in compiling data and preparing reports for funders.
  • Assist with supervision of student interns working on youth programs.
  • Assist in the development of new programs to expand youth work being done by agency.
  • Collaborate with other INCLUDEnyc departments, as necessary to promote youth services work.
  • Work with the Resource Line (INCLUDEnyc’s phone line for people to receive free one-to-one assistance) as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters Degree in Education, Social Work, or related field preferred.
  • 3+ years professional experience in education, human services, and/or disability-related organizations, including training and advocacy.
  • Experience working directly with youth. Experience working with people with disabilities or people from diverse backgrounds preferred.
  • Strong multitasking skills, and the ability to work independently on a variety of projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships with the public, service providers, educators, and colleagues.
  • Experience developing and delivering programming to wide array of audiences.
  • Ability to work well with a team and with outside collaborators.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve on the spot and think quickly on your feet.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive), databases (Salesforce preferred), and mobile tools.
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English desireable
  • 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.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume, cover letter and salary history in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Youth Educator” to jobs@includenyc.org.

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.