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Idaho Parents Unlimited is Hiring!
Parent Education Coordinator
Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, resources, support, and one to one assistance for parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs, as well as accessible and inclusive arts programming is seeking a Parent Education Coordinator in the Boise office.
- Must represent Idaho Parents Unlimited and its guiding principles.
- Must have strong knowledge of and experience with Idaho Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as well as experience with health systems including Medicaid, Developmental Disabilities, and Behavioral Health.
- Must have an understanding of family-centered care, family-engagement, and the importance of parent and professional collaboration.
- Must have the ability to respond effectively to changes and challenges and make effective adjustments where and when necessary.
- Public speaking and presenting to large and small audiences in person and virtually is required.
- Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be highly resourceful and self-motivated
- Must maintain daily confidential records of communication and interactions with families and professionals using our cloud-based database.
- Must be professional and adhere to privacy laws and ethical guidelines.
- Must be able to function in a flexible work environment that will include different locations and may require working from home.
- Must be able to operate a variety of up-to-date technology and systems with which to perform daily duties.
- Must possess a proven ability to work effectively and respectfully with a broad range of people from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
- This position will be working from our central Boise office, however due to current pandemic restrictions, applicants must have the ability to set up a confidential, professional home office.
While the general position hours are set between 9-5 on weekdays, due to training workshops and regional or national meetings and conferences, the position requires flexibility and will include evenings, weekends, and extensive travel both in-state and out-of-state. (when not in pandemic lockdown)
Approximately 30-40 hours per week/$14.00 per hour.
How to apply:
Parents of children with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply
Bilingual in English / Spanish is a plus
Idaho Parents Unlimited is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion.
There is funding available to support your child’s learning needs
Idaho families are facing many challenges as they are forced to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances in their children’s education because of COVID-19. Funding is now available to help Idaho children whose education has been impacted by COVID-19.
Through the Strong Families, Strong Students program Idaho families are provided access to grant funds to help with their students learning.
Strong Families, Strong Students is a program funded by Idaho’s Coronavirus Relief Funds, which provides Idaho students access to grant dollars that can be used to purchase educational goods and services that their families decide their students need.
Who can apply?
If you are a parent or guardian of an Idaho public, private, parochial, student(s) in grades K12— impacted by a COVID-19-related full or partial Idaho school closure or the parent or guardian of a home schooled student who experienced a COVID-19-related employment disruption— you can apply for these funds.
Eligible Families can:
● Receive a credit for $1,500 per child or up to $3,500 per family.
● Purchase computers and technology, pay for internet access, instructional materials, fees for courses, tutoring services and educational services and therapies through approved vendors available through the on-line marketplace.
● Seek reimbursement for eligible education expenses paid for between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.
● Once the account is created, monies are deposited into a digital wallet and available to be spent through the current school year.
● When you apply please have evidence of your child’s, or children’s, public or private school enrollment and a copy of your 2019 tax return.
● If you home school, please have a proof of residence available when you apply.
Enrollment will be open from October 21, 2020 to December 8, 2020. Awards will be issued first on economic need and then on a first come first serve basis. All dollars must be allocated to families no later than December 31, 2020. However, families have until June 30 to spend their money once it is in their digital wallet.
Learn More and Apply at
Hay fondos disponibles para soportar las necesidades de aprendizaje de tuniño/a
Las familias de Idaho están encontrando muchos retos como son forzados a adaptarse rápidamente a las circunstancias cambiantes en la educación de sus niños a causa de COVID19. Fondos ahora son disponible para ayudar a los niños de Idaho cuya educación ha sido impactado por COVID-19. A través del programa
Strong Families, Strong Students las familias
de Idaho están provistos acceso a fondos de subvención para ayudar con la educación de sus estudiantes.
Strong Families, Strong Students (Fuerte familias, fuerte estudiantes)Es un programa financiado por fondos de ayuda para el coronavirus de Idaho que proporcionaa los estudiantes de Idaho acceso a dinero de subvención que se pueden usar para bienes y servicios que sus familias deciden que sus estudiantes necesitan.
¿Quién puede aplicar?
Si usted es un padre o guardián de un estudiante (o estudiantes) en grados K-12 enrolado en una escuela pública, privada, parroquial en Idaho - que fue impactado por una cerrada completamente o parcial de la escuela relacionado a COVID-19 o si el padre o guardián de un estudiante de educación en casa que ha experimentado una disrupción de empleado
relacionado a COVID-19 – usted puede aplicar para estos fondos.
Familias elegibles pueden:
• Recibir un crédito por $1,500 por niño/a hasta $3,500 por familia.
• Comprar computadoras o tecnología, pagar por acceso al internet, materiales instructiva, matriculas para cursos, servicios de tutoría y servicios educativos y terapias a través de vendedores aprobados en el mercado en línea.
• Buscar rembolso para gastos educativos elegibles pagados entre el 1 de marzo 2020 y 30 de diciembre 2020.
• Una vez que la cuenta se ha creado, el dinero será depositado en una billetera digital y será disponible ser gastado entre el año escolar corriente.
• Cuando aplicas, por favor tenga evidencia de inscripción de su niño/a o niños en la escuela pública o privada y una copia de tu declaración de impuestos del año 2019.
• Si educas en casa, por favor tenga prueba de residencia disponible cuando aplicas.
La inscripción estará abierta desde el 21 de octubre 2020 hasta el 8 de diciembre 2020.
Premios serán emitidos primero por necesidad económica y luego por orden de llegada de su aplicación. Todos los fundos necesitan ser asignados a las familias no más tarde que el 31 de diciembre 2020. Sin embargo, familias tienen hasta el 30 de junio 2021 para gastar su dinero una vez que sea depositado en su billetera digital.
Aprende más y aplica en:
Supporting Students with Disabilities during COVID by Beth Markley
When school goes online what happens to students who have special needs that make remote learning especially difficult? How do schools meet their obligation to provide a free and appropriate education under the law when students can't be in the building? How can parents, educators, and administrators work together to ensure no one is left behind?
Our guest this week is Angela Lindig, executive director of Idaho Parents Unlimited that assists families of children with disabilities and special health care needs.
Click the image above or this link to listen to the interview.
- Special Education Guidance for Back-to-School 2020
The Idaho Department of Education has released the Special Education Guidance document for Back to School 2020 - Download the PDF by clicking the image or this link.
Wait, didn't we just do this?
Yes, we just made another update to the website - and this one is a bit more visual and sweeping than the last one.
We hope that this will help to make our website easier to navigate and less confusing. Our content is still here, but we decided that having a wall of text for you to fight through to get to it was too much. We also wanted to make it a lot easier for you to reach us.
Here's a guide to the changes:
Coronavirus Stage 4 order - Starting June 13, 2020