Come work with Us- Part Time Community Specialist Position

We currently have an opening for a part-time Community Specialist covering Northcentral Wisconsin (Florence, Forest, Vilas, Oneida, Lincoln, Langlade, Marathon, Taylor, Portage, Wood counties). Community Specialists provide outreach and technical assistance to stakeholders in a multi-county area to support children with special health care needs/ disabilities access services and supports. Note: this position is not requiring one to be located in Marathon County.

This position is a unique opportunity to support the northcentral part of the state with the expectation that staff live within the area.

  • Specialist will be located with a local community partner and/or their home. Travel will occur throughout region. Some travel outside of the area to state and regional meetings may also occur.
  • Hours will be approximately 15-20 hours per week and will vary based on need, with some set times to participate in community meetings and other times flexible. Occasional evenings and weekends during peak fall and spring times to support trainings and outreach events are needed.

Full Position Description and Application HERE

Training Thursdays in October

We are offering many of our trainings on Thursdays in October at 12:30 PM and then repeated at 6 PM over Zoom so you can join from home over phone or video.

Transition Trainings: What’s After High School? and Bridging the Gap

C.A.R.E.: A Medical Home Series: Assembling a Care Notebook, Requesting a Shared Plan of Care, and Exploring Care Mapping

Did You Know, Now You Know: An overview of private and public health insurance benefits, community supports and services, and other resources for children with special health needs and/or disabilities.

A full list with descriptions and registration information is at: northernregionalcenter.org/fall2020/

From Family Voices- “Riding the Waves of COVID-19: An Information Series for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities”

Flyer is attached here and copied below. 

“Riding the Waves of COVID-19: An Information Series for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities”
Flyer information copied below:

Do you have COVID confusion?
Are you wondering how to keep your child and family healthy as our world reopens?
If so, please join us for:
“Riding the Waves of COVID-19: An Information Series for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities”

This brief webinar series will be held:
Tuesday, May 26 12:30 – 12:45 pm
Part I: Dr. Vivek Balasubramaniam, “A look back and where we are now”

Wednesday, May 27 12:30 – 12:45 pm
Part 2: Dr. Mary Ehlenbach, “A look forward and how to emerge from staying home”

Thursday, May 28 12:30 – 12:45 pm
Part 3: Stephanie Farrell, PhD, “Strategies and tools for maintaining and boosting resiliency”
To connect, go to: uwmadison.webex.com/uwmadison/j.php… Password: Families (32645437)

This series will be archived after June 1 on the Family Voices of Wisconsin website: familyvoiceswi.org/news

 

Connect and Share

Connect and Share is an activity where Regional Center staff set up in a local library on a Sturday to offer families a time to drop-in to: 

  • Get to know the services of the Northern Regional Center for Children and Youth with
    Special Health Care Needs
  • Make a Care Binder to organize your child’s medical and school information as a way to help
    track information from multiple specialists and therapies
  • Provide feedback on what trainings the Regional Center should offer locally
  • Help us map out resources in the area
  • Pick up Fact Sheets from Family Voices and booklets on various disabilities
  • Activities available for kids, including making fidgets while parents chat

When #SaferatHome was implemented we setup times for open conversation via Zoom in April to replace these but have discontinued them for right now. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in having a Connect and Share in your community once we are able to travel.