JobID 21416 : Parent Mentor - West Clermont Local Schools (#2032548)
Job Title: Parent Mentor
Reports To: Director of Special Education and/or designee
FLSA Status: Classified Exempt
Approved Date: 02/06/2020
To provide information and guidance to families of students with disabilities that reside in the West Clermont School District.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Participate when needed in evaluation and IEP meetings.
- Advises the district administration of parent needs.
- Ability to serve as a liaison between district personnel and parents.
- Submit project evaluation information and data when requested.
- Knowledgeable regarding community resources.
- Collaborate with the Director of Special Education regarding topics that would be presented to the community as the part of the parent education series.
- Collaborate with the Director of Special Education regarding professional development that aligns with the District’s needs.
- Collaborates with other parent mentors throughout Ohio.
- Collaborates with school staff, administration, parents and community agencies to better meet the needs of students with disabilities.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education or designee.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Part-time, hourly as per employment contract.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with performance responsibilities of this job description and the appropriate objectives of the administrative evaluation process.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. The parent mentor must be the parent of a child with a disability.
2. Must be a resident of the West Clermont School District.
3. Must have knowledge about Special Education.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and administration. Ability to read, analyze and interpret testing and survey results, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers or members of the school community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to administration, staff, public groups, and/or Board of Education.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory based on school objectives. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communications. Ability to use computers where applicable. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.