Employment Opportunities

Family Resource Network

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Family Resource Network

Passion. That’s the common attribute of those that work for our organization. We are dedicated to helping the people who utilize our services. If you’re ready to make a difference, browse our openings or upload your resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.

Employment Opportunities

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Family Peer Advocate

Job Description

Family Peer Advocate

Full time- 30 hours per week with potential of becoming a 40 hour position.

Position offers $13.00 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement. Salary will increase to $14.00 per hour after credentialing.

Family Peer Advocates have ‘lived-experience’ as the parent (biological, foster, adoptive) or primary caregiver of a child/youth with a social, emotional, behavioral, mental health or developmental disability. They receive training to develop skills and strategies to empower other families. They foster effective parent-professional partnerships and promote the practice of family-driven and youth-guided approaches. Lived experience is extremely valuable when working with families in need of resources, support and advocacy.

Applicant must:

*Possess excellent organizational and communication skills
*Complete progress notes in a timely manner
*Conduct home visits with families to identify need
*Submit to a background/fingerprint check (at no cost to applicant)
*Have experience advocating within the service systems (i.e. Mental Health, Special Education, DSS, Juvenile Justice, SPOA, Foster Care)
*Have working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

All applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter describing your personal lived experience of being a parent or guardian of a child with a social, emotional, behavioral, mental health or developmental disability

High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

Job Type: Full-time

Please call Barbara Finkelstein at 432-0001 if you have any questions regarding criteria. 

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to Barbara Finkelstein at:

[email protected]

Education Advocate/ Support Group Coordinator

Education Advocate/ Support Group Coordinator

$13 an hour plus mileage reimbursement

Family Resource Network is looking for a part-time Education Advocate/Support Group Coordinator for the Broome County area. Candidate must be able to work independently. Candidate must also be able to travel throughout the Broome, Tompkins and Tioga County areas and travel to Oneonta office as necessary.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting families to navigate the Special Education system by phone, email, and in person
  • Advocating for families and their children at CSE and other school meetings
  • Facilitating Support Groups: Planning and researching topics, presenting information and leading discussions at support group meetings
  • Meeting with families and community groups to facilitate inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in community activities
  • Some weekend and evening hours are required
  • Must have reliable transportation

Qualifications:

Minimum: -Basic understanding of the special education system

-Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred: Personal or professional experience advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities

Strongly preferred: Personal experience navigating the special education system as the parent or guardian of a student with an IEP.

Job Type: Part-time

Please contact Robin Piefer at 607-432-0001 for more information regarding this position.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to Robin Piefer at:

[email protected]

What We Stand For

Individuals with special needs deserve every opportunity to achieve their unique potential. The Family Resource Network was founded by parents to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs and their families, empowering them to lead productive independent lives within the community.