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The process of application to the Georgia Department of Education is one of a candidate reviewing our advertised positions and applying to those which best fit his/her employment history and qualifications.

Submit either by fax, U.S. mail, or email a cover letter and a resume OR a State of Georgia Application to:

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Georgia Department of Education
Human Resources Office
2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
Fax: 404-657-7840
recruiter@doe.k12.ga.us


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Please note: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional education certification. Documentation of this certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume will not be considered for the position until this documentation is received in Human Resources. Georgia professional educator certification inquiries can be directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by calling 404-232-2500 or visiting the web site at www.gapsc.com.
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Job Title:Parent Mentor (part-time, hourly)
Post Date:August 30, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:Part-time, hourly position
Location:Suite 1758 Twin Towers East , 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:State Schools Division
Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, the parent mentor will implement the state’s Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership program by serving as the parent mentor for the Division of State Schools which includes the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf located in Clarkston, Georgia, the Georgia Academy for the Blind located in Macon, Georgia, and the Georgia School for the Deaf located in Cave Spring, Georgia. The purpose of the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership program is to enhance communication and collaboration between families, educators and the community, ultimately leading to greater success for students with disabilities. The parent mentor collaborates with school level staff in assisting with parent involvement activities at the schools and creates opportunities to reach families raising a student with a disability.  Other duties may include but are not limited to: completing reports focused on parent involvement data such as parent contacts and engagement activities, corresponding with parents and staff through email and newsletters, attending state level parent mentor conferences, visiting each State School to work with staff and parents, coordinating regional parent involvement meetings in collaboration with school staff.  Travel will be required, and work hours may include evenings and weekends as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of how to effectively care for or support a child/student with a disability OR previous experience as a parent mentor or parent engagement/involvement specialist;
• Hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent;
• Possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License;
• Skills in using e-mail and Microsoft Office software;
• Effective interpersonal communication skills;
• Experience coordinating meetings including agendas and meeting locations;
• Demonstrated understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); and
• Demonstrated understanding of the Individualized Education Program (IEP)process
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with children/students that have a hearing or vision loss
• Have the ability to communicate using American Sign Language
• Have experience serving as an advocate for parents
Salary/Benefits:
Part-time, hourly position working approximately 20 – 25 hours per week, including summer work as needed. This position is an hourly position with no benefits. Hourly pay rate is $20.
Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.
It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.
In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.