Gatepath – Bilingual Family Resource Coordinator

Present or past parent, family member, or caregiver of a child with special needs and be Spanish/English bilingual is preferred

The FRC Bilingual Coordinator provides parent-to-parent support to families of children with special needs to help them navigate the service system and become strong advocates for their children, with a specific emphasis on serving Spanish-speaking families. The FRC Bilingual Coordinator also works with agencies in San Mateo County to generate referrals for children eligible for early intervention services or Early Start Plus referrals. The FRC Bilingual Coordinator supports the efforts of the FRC and ESP grants at Community Gatepath.

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Located at the McCarthy Center in Burlingame

As a member of the FRC team, the Bilingual Coordinator will:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of local systems and services focused on early childhood development and special health care needs, as well as the eligibility, referral, and application processes for these and related services

  • Respond to telephone calls from parents, childcare providers, educators, health professionals and social service agencies on FRC's warm line about services and supports for young children

  • Make appropriate referrals to community and developmental services

  • Continue and expand bi-lingual parent support activities including support groups, parent-child groups and parent trainings

  • Conduct outreach activities to the Spanish-speaking community to build FRC presence and recognition in underserved areas of the county

  • Develop collaborative relationships with the community at large and promote the Family Resource Center to families and community providers

  • Provide Spanish translation to ensure culturally competent processes, service delivery, fidelity of training materials and resources for families

  • Assist families at the time of transition from Early Intervention services to School District services

  • Other duties as assigned

Some qualifications:

  • Must be a present or past parent, family member, or caregiver of a child with special needs

  • Written and verbal fluency in English and Spanish

  • Experience and knowledge of the range of agencies and services in San Mateo County for children with special health care needs

  • Knowledge of computer systems including Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.

  • Ability to drive and travel locally

TO APPLY

For more information or to apply, please contact: Kate Rozzi, Recruitment Specialist, 650-600-4559, krozzi@gatepath.org