SC Autism Society

Reports to:  Parent-School Partnership Coordinator
Status:  Regular Part-Time or Full-Time
FLSA Classification:   Hourly, non-exempt
Location:   (Upstate, SC) (Lexington, SC)
Number of Positions: 2

Position Description:

The Parent Mentor will be responsible for providing families, caregivers and
professionals with information about autism and related topics in an effort to provide
students with appropriate educational placement and services. Duties include attending
Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings as well as other school-based
meetings. In addition, the Mentor will assist school staff by providing information on
autism and evidence-based interventions and by empowering parents by modeling
effective advocacy strategies. This position will report to the PSP Coordinator. 

Responsibilities: (including but not limited to)

1. Assist the PSP Coordinator in providing families, caregivers, school staff and
professionals with information and guidance through the educational process.
2. Assist families and caregivers in understanding the educational process.
3. Actively participate in training for Parent Mentors on information concerning best
educational practices and best Mentor practices.
4. Stay abreast of best educational practices via ongoing research and monitoring of
parent training and information centers, state and federal Department of Education
websites and professional associations.
5. Maintain a record of families and schools requesting and receiving information from
the agency, using systems, processes and procedures for Mentor and program support
including Google Suite features, forms and repositories.
6. Serve as the agency’s main point of contact at schools in a designated area.
7. Represent the agency’s mission, core values and image at all times.
8. Follow policies and procedures set forth by the agency as well as the Parent-School
Partnership program.
9. Other duties may be assigned as the agency strives to achieve its mission.

Skills and Knowledge:

1. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
2. Knowledge and understanding of the educational service delivery system.
3. Computer literate and internet savvy with the ability to use basic office applications,
virtual platforms and social media.
4. Ability to maintain accurate and complete family, school and program data.
5. Ability to be a self-starter and maintain a flexible schedule.
6. Demonstrates sound organizational skills.
7. Displays a professional and courteous manner.
8. Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills.
9. Strong team player and ability to collaborate with multiple constituencies.
10. Knowledgeable about autism and developmental disabilities.
11. Has a child with autism spectrum disorder and has advocated for their educational
needs.

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