Family TIES of MA – Regional Parent Coordinator – Greater Boston/Metro (Part time)

(Hybrid Remote position)

Our Mission:

The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to all families, especially those with children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.

Job Summary:

Regional Parent Coordinators connect families with young children to early intervention. They provide information, referral, technical assistance, and training to parents facing a variety of challenges in raising their children with special health needs. Regional Parent Coordinators identify support parents, emerging parent leaders, and parent trainers. This is a part-time position (20 hours) covering the Greater Boston and part of Metrowest MA regions. The Parent Coordinator must live in the Greater Boston/Metro region and will work at least three days per week. The position is hybrid with required attendance at staff and Team meetings at the Federation office or designated space.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide information and technical assistance on early intervention, state and regional resources, and supports to parents, caregivers, and providers
  • Facilitate access to early intervention, supports and collaboration activities within diverse communities within the region
  • Conduct outreach and offer information and resource materials at community-based public meetings, conferences, and health fairs
  • Responsible for data collection and record-keeping
  • Identify parents to participate in the statewide Parent-to-Parent program and Family Advisor Program
  • Connect parents to a variety of training activities offered by Family TIES, other Federation and DPH/DCYSHN and BFHN programs, and statewide organizations and agencies
  • Provide training and technical assistance that are accessible to all parents, including those who are non-English speakers or who have limited English proficiency
  • Assist in planning and staffing the Federation’s annual conference, Visions of Community
  • Attend quarterly Federation staff meetings, monthly team meetings, and other meetings, as requested, and attend the annual Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium Conference
  • Collaborate with staff of the Early Intervention and Regional Consultation programs, Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project, DPH Community Support Line and Care Coordination Programs, Federation staff, and peers in Parent-to-Parent programs
  • Other duties, as requested by the Project Director


  • Parent of a child with special health needs, disabilities, and/or chronic illness
  • Bachelor’s degree (experience may be substituted for education)
  • Two years of paid and/or volunteer experience providing support and information to parents
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Zoom, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint) or ability to learn
  • Knowledge of community resources in Greater Boston/Metro MA region
  • Ability to work occasional weekends and evening
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and access to a car

To Apply:

Please email your letter of interest and resume to FCSN Human Resources by email to: Or by mail to: Federation for Children with Special Needs, Attn: HR, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129

The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) embraces the diversity of our staff and is committed to increasing the diversity of our organization. As an EEO employer, FCSN is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status or designation. Also, we welcome parents of children with special needs or those with a disability to apply!