At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Advocating for Success Kids Program (ASK) and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Education Specialist will be responsible for:
Under general supervision, providing educational advocacy for patients and families in the form of psycho-education and support at school meetings to assure children receive vital school based services.
Establishing and nurturing relationships between schools and Boston Children's Hospital.
Providing educational testing services, and triaging children to appropriate treatments following evaluations.
Providing onsite consultation to ASK team members (pediatrician, nurse practitioner, psychologist, social workers, and undergraduate student advocates) regarding educational plans and school based services.
Supporting, educating and counseling families of children with complex developmental, learning, and behavioral needs.
Advocating for and guiding families through the process of finding appropriate school services.
To qualify, you must have:
A Bachelor's degree in Education, Master's Degree in Education preferred.
Interest in working with multicultural children and families, many of whom are living in poverty.
The ability to work in a fast pace setting, managing tasks in a timely manner.
The capacity to break down complex medical information and effectively communicate to families in a sensitive manner.
Enthusiasm, optimism, and self-motivation.
The ability to travel to local schools/community agencies.
Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese a plus.
The Advocating Success for Kids Program at Boston Children's Hospital Primary Care at Longwood works with children under age 14 who are having learning, developmental, emotional or behavioral problems in school or at home. Our multidisciplinary team offers evaluation of developmental, learning and/or behavioral difficulties, referral for services and advocacy. We serve the Children's Hospital Primary Care Center, Martha Eliot Health Center and Bowdoin Street Health Center.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.