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11 Dec 2023

School Network Staff Training and Development

Sinergia. inc

Job Description

Job Description
Position: Training and Development

Department: Metropolitan Parent Center
Position reports to: Director, MPC
Introductory Period: As per agency policy and procedure (Employee Manual)
Exemption Status: This position is exempt and is not eligible for overtime pay for
hours work in excess of 35 during a single calendar week.
Scope of Position: Under the supervision of Director MPC, Trainer will provide the
following primary services:
• Parent Training and Information Center, PTIC, training to
diverse audiences
• Individual consultation, information, and referral
• Outreach
Scheduled Hours: In person, this position doesn’t not offer remote option, full-time
Monday-Friday (some Saturdays/year for outreach events)
Sinergia’s Metropolitan Parent Center, one of the three federal funded Parent Training and
Information Center (PTIC) in New York City seeks a Trainer to join its Parent Center staff,
which provides information and training especially to families of students with disabilities
throughout New York City.
We are seeking a full-time team member that is knowledgeable about New York Early
Intervention (birth through 3), Early Learning, and K-12 Public Education systems and who
support cultural diversity, belonging, and inclusion for students with disabilities. The right
candidate will be effective in providing training to adult learners, including youth with
disabilities, and in being a collaborative partner with others in various systems for children,
youth, and young adults (0-26) with disabilities.

Position Summary: A Parent Trainer’s role is to provide seamless support to families by
providing pertinent information to guide and educate them in assessing choices and making
decisions regarding their child / youth with special educational needs. The Parent Trainer
provides evidence-based informational resources, training, one-to-one support, as needed, and
facilitates collaborative partnerships with local, regional, and state nonprofits, for-profit and
government entities, and their representatives for system change. Trainer will document and
evaluate the quantity and quality of programming delivered.

Primary Responsibilities for PTIC Training

• To develop and or update existing curricula as needed, in English and Spanish, for
training for parents, professionals, and self-advocates on the educational system related to
IDEA, the Individual Disabilities Education Act.
• Scheduling and presenting live sessions, hybrid, and standalone webinars, including the
“Advocacy for Parents Providing Leadership in Education”, APPLE Academy, MPC
curriculum for parent leadership classes.
• Assist with the distribution of materials to individuals requesting information or inquiring
about training opportunities.
• Identifying and scheduling guest presenters
• Physical setup of in-person or virtual / hybrid workshops, conferences, or resource
information at fairs
• Promote the mission and goals of Sinergia through outreach to families, health care
providers, educators, hospitals, schools, agencies, and others.
• Represent the agency and the Metropolitan Parent Center in outreach activities such as
community resource fairs and round tables among other opportunities to do advocacy.
• Maintaining complete and up-to-date records of training attendance, evaluation and other
data points in Salesforce as required in Parent Center’s work plan.

Primary Responsibilities for Individual consultation, information, and referral:
• Consultation incidental to training – provide consultation services to workshop attendees
including information and referral, and record promptly case interaction in database.
Shared Responsibilities:
• Outreach: As needed and assigned participate in outreach events and activities, generate
content for social media and website
• Networking: As needed and assigned, participate in community meetings, provider
groupings, etc.
• Representation of agency: As needed and assigned, represent Sinergia at government
agency meetings, local and regional conferences, etc.
• Under the Program Director’s guidance, sit on committees, taskforce groups, councils,
and other community meetings. Collaboration with educators and professionals and other
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community agencies who provide special education, early intervention, transition, and
related services.
• Attend required programs and all staff meetings and training and workshops and assigned
state and national professional development events.
• Traveling as needed for company events and training

Professional Conduct:

• Adhere to expected work hours/shift and to maintain punctuality when reporting to work.
• Maintain absolute confidentiality about all individual served and personnel records.
• Maintain timely record of contacts and actions taken in Salesforce.
• Abide by all agency policy as outlined in the employee manual.
• Maintain good work habits and teamwork relationship with the rest of the Metropolitan
Parent Center team and agency staff in general.

Required Qualifications:
• Possess knowledge of rules and regulations regarding the implementation of the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504, Early Intervention,
Special Education, section 504, and youth transition services. (Training will be provided
to fill knowledge some gaps)
• Pass a background check.
• Preference is given to a parent/guardian or a family member of a person with disabilities.
• Bilingual English – Spanish
• Have some connections into the disability community and local groups.
• Demonstrate ability and commitment to facilitate online parent groups and webinars
through program social media pages, web conferencing and related cloud-based

Skills Required:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in English and Spanish
• Experience working with families of individuals with intellectual / developmental
• Leadership, Classroom Management, Project Management
• Curriculum development, lesson planning, and implementation
• Possess excellent organizational skills, be able to manage their time, and meet deadlines
working independently.
• Have experience with public speaking and facilitating parent group conversations.
• Have strong customer service skills. Be able to communicate with people of all.
demographics. (Written and verbal communication skills)
• Research Skills, Navigating Databases, Microsoft 365
• Preference is given to those with a master’s degree in a relevant field (Social
Work/Human Services, Education, Program Management, etc.) or bachelor’s degree or
five years related work experience instead of a degree.

What We Offer:
• Competitive salary and benefits package.
• Opportunities for career advancement, including participation in regional and national
• A supportive and collaborative work environment.
• An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs and
their families in New York City.

Salary range: $60,000-$65,000
If you are a creative, driven, and enthusiastic individual with a passion for training, we would.
like to hear from you. Join us in helping our team reach their full potential. Apply today via and be a part of our exciting journey.
Sinergia Inc is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds to
*NOTE* this job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform
other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Job
descriptions are revised periodically to meet the needs of the organization.

How to Apply

Go to our and our career page and submitted our resume.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.