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ADVANCEMENT COORDINATOR

The Advancement Coordinator reports to the Director of Advancement, then to the Executive Director, and will work closely with the Leadership Team of Child’s Voice and Business Office. The Advancement Coordinator has primary responsibility for all special events, including fundraising events, third party events, and on-site events. The Advancement Coordinator is also responsible for annual mailed appeals, networking to promote Child’s Voice, and presenting about the organization to outside constituents.

Functions & Duties of the Advancement Coordinator include:

Special Events

  • Plan, coordinate, implement and manage all events at Child’s Voice.
    • Logistics including: timelines, work plan, deadlines, financial tracking and reconciliation with the Business Office/accounting of the organization,
    • Build events on tracking platforms (i.e Greater Giving),
    • Sponsorship coordination, solicitation, stewardship and recognition,
    • Item procurement, solicitation, stewardship, recognition, in-kind contribution management, and donor coordination post-events,
    • Committee recruitment, management, support, meetings and committee communication
    • Development of marketing materials related to the event for both print and digital use,Accurate record keeping/tracking of all data relating to the special events,
    • Coordination of volunteers, and
    • Coordination of projects and relationship management with vendors.
      • Major events are: Golf Tournament, Autumn Gala, Gatherings & Get-Togethers, and others as assigned.
      • Manage Third-Party events that may include Wood Dale Gala, MBBI Golf Tournament, retail shopping events, Walk 4 Hearing, DuPage Human Race, etc.
      • Supportive events are: annual non-fundraising events and school/EI events such as the recognition ceremony, winter festival, graduate breakfast, welcome back to school breakfast, Child’s Voice birthday celebration/Valentine’s Day, Staff orientation, and other events as scheduled (i.e EHDI open house, Good Neighbor Day, etc.
  • Attendance at all of the above events is required.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and files for each assigned special event and activity and routinely review the status of each with the Director of Advancement. Reconcile event details with the Business Office routinely both prior to and following special events. Utilize event spreadsheets, Raiser’s Edge, and Greater Giving to accurately track data.
  • Monitor & Coordinate School Committees with Principal.

Annual Giving

  • Manage and execute annual giving mailings to include 1-2 mailed appeals annually.
    • Includes production/development of solicitation materials, development and maintenance of mailing lists, coordination with mail house/vendors as needed, and stewardship.

Community Relations

  • Coordinate and represent Child’s Voice at community events, conferences, trade shows, expos and with community organizations in collaboration with the Advancement Team.
  • Collaborate with these organizations on appropriate third party events and/or solicitation of support for outright donations to Child’s Voice.
  • Represent Child’s Voice with civic organizations and Chamber’s. This will include networking and social engagements to increase the awareness of Child’s Voice while building relationships toward future partners, sponsors, and vendors.

Advancement

  • Manage annual school-wide giving campaigns/themes, working with Social Worker and Teaching staff, to create campaigns and classroom lessons.
  • Support of the Director of Advancement relating to: solicitation through mailings and annual appeals, research, preparation for minor/major gift solicitation, office management, etc.
  • Utilize research tools to seek potential funding partners.
  • Utilize Raiser’s Edge for data management of all constituents and for reports.
  • Coordinate annual spirit wear sales.
  • Assist with cultivation of staff relationships to encourage involvement in event committees and support of Child’s Voice.

Please apply with the following link. No phone calls please.

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EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST – Speech-Language Pathologist

Early Intervention Specialist Speech-Language Pathologists are expected to provide educational leadership to the staff in addition to helping students actualize their listening and spoken language skills to their fullest potential. They must also demonstrate a sound theoretical knowledge of curriculum techniques and intervention strategies appropriate to the student with hearing loss who may have other developmental needs. Early Intervention Specialist Speech-Language Pathologists must be able to relate well to students, parents, colleagues, other early intervention specialists in the community, and appropriate representatives from Child & Family Connections agencies and school districts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan speech, language, and listening targets for each child and family on caseload and successfully execute those plans in both group and individual therapy sessions in both the center and the home.
  • Provide appropriate guidance and coaching services to parents.
  • Manage weekly therapy schedule with oversight by the EI-School Professional Development Coordinator or the Director of Early Intervention.
  • Assign children and families to the Toddler Group with oversight by the EI-School Professional Development Coordinator or the Director of Early Intervention.
  • Keep detailed written records on the progress of each student. These records include, but are not limited to, daily progress notes, spontaneous language samples, Speech Perception Instruction Curriculum Evaluation (SPICE), Teacher Assessment of Auditory Skills (TAAS), Cottage Acquisition Scales for Listening, Language and Speech (CASLLS), and Teacher Assessment of Speech Production (TASP).
  • Participate in behavioral observation and intervention programs when needed.
  • Conduct six-month and annual evaluations of the students and provide written reports of the results per early intervention protocol.
  • Participate in Transition, Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings.
  • When appropriate, prepare families for initial IEP meetings to ensure successful transition into Child’s Voice’s PI program. This includes observing potential public placement options that the school district may be recommending and educating parents on how to advocate for their child during the IEP meeting.
  • Collaborate with other members of the IFSP team, including physicians, teachers, audiologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists to ensure optimal therapy for each child.
  • Provide appropriate guidance and coaching services to school staff as it relates to children transitioning into the PI program. This includes working with the new classroom teacher, writing IEP goals, and organizing transition meetings between the Early Intervention and PI programs.
  • Provide parent education to families enrolled in the EI Program. Topics may include information about hearing loss, child development, and the IFSP/IEP process.
  • Participate in discussions during weekly development time meetings. Topics may include issues relating to student progress, aural rehabilitation group classes, and intervention techniques.
  • Meet on a regular basis with the EI-School Professional Development Coordinator or the Director of Early Intervention.
  • Participate in fundraising and school community events.
  • Perform student supervision duties as required by Child’s Voice (i.e., morning bus duty, recess duty, lunch duty, etc.).

Experience & Training

  • Education
    • MA or MS in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Certification
    • Must attain and maintain certification as a speech-language pathologist in the state of Illinois.
    • Must attain and maintain an early intervention credential.
    • Certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist is preferred.
  • Experience
    • Previous experience working with children with hearing loss is preferable.
    • Must have reliable transportation to travel to families’ homes to provide home-based services.

Please apply with the following link. No phone calls please.

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PROGRAM SOCIAL WORKER (PART TIME)

The Social Worker reports to the Executive Director and also interacts closely with the Principal and Director Early intervention. The Social Worker has the primary responsibility to provide social services, support and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families.  To maximize the family’s well-being and the academic/social functioning of students. To help families advocate for their child with school districts or CFCs.  This is an exempt position with an annual contract.  This is a part-time position for 20-25 hours/week.

Functions & duties of the Social Worker include:

Planning and Preparation

  • Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, social/emotional adjustment, parenting, disability awareness and school success. (1d, 3a)
  • Interview clients individually or in families, assessing their situations, strengths, resources, and needs, to assist the team in determining what services are required to meet their needs. (1b, 1d, 3a)
  • Lead group counseling sessions that provide support in such areas as grief, stress, advocacy training or other factors related to school success. (1a, 1c, 1e, 3b, 3e)
  • Provide crisis intervention services to students, families and school personnel as needed. (1a, 1d, 2a, 4c)

 Classroom Environment

  • Provide social skills/advocacy training individually or on a small group or class wide basis, as needed and appropriate. (1b, 2a, 2d)
  • Participate in school/EI-based teams to assist in the development of student interventions, including Functional Analysis/ Behavior Intervention Plans. (1a, 2d)

Instruction

  • Participate in the ISFP/IEP team, develop social work goals that are measureable and meaningful, monitor student progress toward goals and inform parents of student progress on a regular basis as directed. (1e, 1f, 3d, 4c)
  • Provide information to staff as requested and appropriate. (1a, 3e, 4f)

Professional Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaisons between students, homes, schools, family service providers, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts, to help families access needed services. (4c, 4d)
  • Maintain case history records and prepare reports. (4b, 4f)
  • Assist teams and teachers in developing preemptive school-wide intervention plans that support pro-social behavior and student success. (Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports) (1e, 4d)

Other

  • Adhere to professional, ethical, and legal standards for the practice of the discipline in the schools, as dictated by associated organizations (e.g., ISBE)
  • Implement practices consistent with the Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • Maintain current knowledge of mission, goals, and strategic plan.
  • Keep abreast of Child’s Voice activities and properly utilize the resources available.
  • Enhance building culture by demonstrating a positive attitude.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands the degree of hearing loss and the impact the hearing loss can have on a student
  • Understands the rights of students who are deaf/hard of hearing in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Ability to attend work on a regular and predictable schedule.

 Minimum Education, Experience and Training

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Social Work
  • PEL Certificate
  • Willing to obtain EI credentials
  • Must be able to utilize available technology to generate reports, manage data, and complete required student records
  • Strong advocacy skills and knowledge of special education law

Please apply with the following link. No phone calls please.

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VOLUNTEER – Child’s Voice Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Child’s Voice serves as the governing body and custodian of Child’s Voice investments.  Each member of the Board assumes the responsibility to initiate and establish policies governing Child’s Voice and to maintain a fiduciary responsibility over the financial affairs of the organization. Here is a listing of the roles & responsibilities of a Child’s Voice Board member.  Individuals interested in joining the Board, should complete the application through the link below. Thank you!

  • Support the mission, goals and objectives of Child’s Voice,
  • Attend all Board and committee meetings. (75% minimum for Board meetings required),
  • Serve on a committee of the Board and provide leadership to that committee,
  • Financially contribute to Child’s Voice per the following methods,
    • Each Board member is asked to contribute $1,000 annually,
    • An additional $2,000 is requested in a “GET” of donations solicited and coordinated by the Board member. This encourages Board members to share their excitement and knowledge of Child’s Voice with others and to engage those in attendance at annual events.
  • Attend both the annual Autumn Gala and Golf Tournament in support of Child’s Voice,
  • Attend at least one (1) school function in an academic year (Winter Festival, Recognition Ceremony, Special Friends Day),
  • Adhere to Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality policies at all times,
  • Propose perspective Board members to aid in growth and diversity of the Board,
  • Participate in governance of the Board including annual self-evaluation,
  • Review Board meeting materials prior to the meeting to be informed in matters in need of discussion and/or voting,
  • Express opinions and share expertise during discussions and debates, and speak with one voice regarding final resolutions and determinations of the Board,
  • Promote Child’s Voice and its mission to increase public awareness, understanding and support of the organization in your professional and personal life.

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VOLUNTEER – Snack/Recess Help

Volunteers are needed to staff snack & recess from September – May, Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

These volunteers will assist and support Teaching Assistants and Teachers through the snack and recess periods. This will include:

  • Provide supervision to children,
  • Assist in maintaining a calm and safe environment,
  • Helping children open food items,
  • Engaging students in play during recess,
  • Speak and converse with students to stimulate conversation and language,
  • And more.

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