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Position Title:    Adult Advocacy Coordinator (part-time)

Reports to:         The Arc of Philadelphia Executive Director
FSLA status:        Non-exempt

Summary:

The Adult Advocacy Coordinator works to develop and coordinate projects and advocacy efforts for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in the Philadelphia area, particularly regarding public policy, systemic advocacy, transition to adulthood services and healthcare needs for the I/DD community. May assist with additional activities of The Arc as appropriate. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates medical screenings and RN student presentations from Drexel University medical and nursing students and adults with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD). Grows the current program and/or expand the program to provide additional opportunities to the local community.
  • Provides outreach to support groups, coalitions, and other networks for adults with I/DD in the community.
  • Helps the adult/youth develop an understanding of transition to adulthood and health care supports for the I/DD community. Provides assistance to the I/DD community in areas of development related to education, socialization, transition to adulthood, employment, and positive behavioral development.
  • Provides healthcare awareness to the local community for adults with I/DD.
  • Assists with the connection to services within the community for those adults/youth who need additional resources such as mental health, physical assessment, etc.
  • Trains on subjects such as the intake process, in face-to-face sessions with members of the community.
  • Researches and stays abreast of current public policy and legislation specifically related to adults with I/DD.
  • Attends trainings and events related to adults with I/DD. 
  • Posts relevant and informative content on social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or an associate’s degree in adult development or related field. 3 years’ relevant experience and knowledge of Developmental Disability field.
  • Experience working with families and demonstrate strong listening skills as well as patience when working with people we serve.
  • Clear criminal record and child abuse history, complete medical and drug screen (paid for by The Arc of Philadelphia). Valid driver’s license.
  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills with people from diverse backgrounds. Possess strong verbal, written and listening communication skills. Ability to easily follow verbal and written directions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create an environment that encourages families to voice concerns.
  • Ability to translate regulations into practice. Must know the importance of effective confidential record keeping.
  • Demonstrate discretion, integrity, fair-mindedness, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle multiple project details and tasks simultaneously.  Ability to work well under pressure and flexibility respond to changing priorities, unplanned events or emergencies.
  • Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed and independent, possess good time management and organization skills, and show attention to detail, including prioritization.

Physical Environment / Working Conditions:

Routine office environment. Some local and regional travel required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resumé to HR@sparcphilly.org, using "Adult Advocacy Coordinator" as the subject line.

SpArc is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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