Special Needs Coordinator
Union County Mountainside
Big Win: A servant leader whose primary goal is to support special needs inclusion and development at their campus.
The Special Needs Coordinator serves under the Campus Pastor on the Campus Team with dotted-line oversight from the Special Needs Director. A part-time position, the schedule generally includes Sunday support, Tuesday meetings at our central office in Parsippany, and time during the week for a total of 20 hours. This position is Exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Assist Family Coordinators in setting up Family spaces, particularly as it relates to tools for the classroom Buddies
- Ensure that Buddies are prepared, leading the huddles and communicating the vision and special details for that day
- Interact and communicate with parents
- Support, monitor and coach all Buddies who deliver the curriculum, ensuring it is done consistently
- Meet with new families to explain our inclusive programming and Buddy pairing process
- Deliver inclusion tips to campus leaders and volunteers
- Point person on campus for special needs inclusion for all ages
- Recruit - Identify/approach interested individuals and process interest forms, working through the role-specific recruiting and selection process
- Retain - Through regular communication; work with Campus Team on any exceptional care concerns (through email, text, huddles and team meetings), maintain and communicate the schedule, foster community within and provide spiritual care to the team members, meet with Team Coaches, provide ongoing training
- Reward - Appreciate and celebrate team members regularly
- Create a community for the parents with children who have special needs by hosting events
- Participate in bi-monthly Parents’ Night Out events by assisting the planning team in Buddy pairings for the evening
- “Boots-on-the-ground” support for troubleshooting any classroom/behavioral issues at Parents’ Night Out
- Participate in Night to Shine, and other church-wide Special Needs Outreach events in supportive roles
- Experience - Special needs experience required; Leadership in ministry preferred; Minimum 1 year of service at Liquid or another church required.
- Leadership - responsible for multiple moving pieces on any given Sunday and throughout the week. The person must have strong leadership and the ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
- Humility- remaining teachable and approachable while learning and implementing the vision for inclusion at Liquid Church
- Detail Oriented - the person must be able to keep many details straight and maintain a high level of excellence while multitasking.
- Schedule - Available Sundays and for meetings in the office during the week, especially Tuesdays
- Tech Savvy - Learns quickly and can adapt to changing technology with ease
- Communication - Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Organization - Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills - Is cool under pressure
- Relational ability - A “people” person who works well with Staff and volunteers of varying personality types.