Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Family Network on Disabilities. Our current employment opportunities are listed below. If you’re a team-player who wants to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families of children with disabilities, then contact us today. You can call us at (727) 523-1130, fax your resume to (727) 523-8687, contact us via email. Completed applications can be sent to the fax number above or emailed to employment@fndusa.org

 

Family Network on Disabilities Now Hiring- Part-Time Youth Advocate

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Family Network on Disabilities (FND), through our POPIN (Parents of the Panhandle Information Network) project, is now hiring a young person with disabilities as a Youth Advocate.  The Youth Advocate position will provide information, support, and assistance to youth and young adults with disabilities in transition, primarily from high school to higher education, employment, and living independently in the community.  By sharing their own life experiences and experiences in self-advocacy, they will serve as an example and inspiration to other youth and young adults with disabilities.

POPIN is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) as a Parent Training and Information (PTI) center, providing training and information services to families and self-advocates with disabilities. Our territory covers from Escambia to Volusia County.  Our services through the PTI program ensure that families and self-advocates have access to family-driven support, education, information, resources, and advocacy so that children and students with disabilities will be prepared not only for school, but also to be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible.

A qualified Youth Advocate candidate will:

  • Coordinate and host trainings and informational sessions, in person and online, for youth and young adults with disabilities on various transition-related topics.
  • Collaborate with local school districts and other community organizations that provide special education transition and related services to present trainings and informational events.
  • Provide individualized assistance to youth and young persons with disabilities in person and by phone, mail, e-mail, text, and online.
  • Maintain (and develop as appropriate) social media outlets for youth and young adults with disabilities.

Successful applicants must have:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma, college preferred, and demonstrated evidence of having been a self-advocate.
  • Reliable Internet access at home and by mobile device.
  • Good communication skills and must be able to facilitate group conversations.  Please note: Youth Advocates are provided training on all presentation material.
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft office suite, and the ability to manage time to achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Their own transportation and be able to travel as required to fulfill assigned duties.

If you feel that you can make a difference in the lives of youth with disabilities, call us today! Compensation is $12.00 – $12.50 per hour. Please email your application to employment@fndusa.org

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Family Network on Disabilities (FND), through our PEN (Parent Education Network) project, is now hiring a part-time young person with disabilities as Youth Advocates. The Youth Advocate position will provide information, support, and assistance to youth and young adults with disabilities in transition, primarily from high school to higher education, employment, and living independently in the community.  By sharing their own life experiences and experiences in self-advocacy, they will serve as an example and inspiration to other youth and young adults with disabilities.

PEN is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) as a Parent Training and Information (PTI) center, providing training and information services to families and self-advocates with disabilities. Our territory covers the ten most southern counties of Florida (Lee, Collier, Hendry, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Martin, Charlotte and Glades). Our services through the PTI program ensure that families and self-advocates have access to family-driven support, education, information, resources, and advocacy so that children and students with disabilities will be prepared not only for school, but also to be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible.

A qualified Youth Advocate candidate will:

  • Coordinate and host trainings and informational sessions, in person and online, for youth and young adults with disabilities on various transition-related topics.
  • Collaborate with local school districts and other community organizations that provide special education transition and related services to present trainings and informational events.
  • Provide individualized assistance to youth and young persons with disabilities in person and by phone, mail, e-mail, text, and online.
  • Maintain (and develop as appropriate) social media outlets for youth and young adults with disabilities.

Successful applicants must have:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma, college preferred, and demonstrated evidence of having been a self-advocate.
  • Reliable Internet access at home and by mobile device.
  • Good communication skills and must be able to facilitate group conversations.  Please note: Youth Advocates are provided training on all presentation material.
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft office suite, and the ability to manage time to achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Their own transportation and be able to travel as required to fulfill assigned duties.

If you feel that you can make a difference in the lives of youth with disabilities, call us today! Compensation is $12.00 – $12.50 per hour. Please email your application to employment@fndusa.org

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The Parent Education Network is currently seeking two part-time Parent Resource Specialist -20 hours weekly- to cover the Southwest Florida Area (Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades).

This is a work-at-home position; however, it requires some traveling around the five counties and offers a flexible schedule.  

We need a self-starter who is motivated and has a passion for positive change in the disability community. A Parent Resource Specialist offers training and assistance to parents, professionals, and self-advocates on the educational system as it relates to IDEA (Individuals with Disability Education Act).

Qualified candidates must possess:

–          Great organizational skills and time management

–          Strong computers skills to work from home along with full internet access

–          Public speaking experience

–          Basic understanding of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), and the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process – Training will be provided

–          Ability to communicate effectively with people of all demographics

–          We are looking for one of the candidates to be bilingual Creole-English speaking

We are looking for a reliable, honest individual.  If you’re a team-player who wants to make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families of children with disabilities, please email your resume to Eliana Tardio – PEN Program Director, eliana@fndfl.org .

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