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Category: Job Openings

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) looking for a Program and Policy Analyst (Disability Community Organizer) . This professional position functions to coordinate the Board’s advocacy and community organizing activities, including support, training and technical assistance to people with developmental disabilities, family members, and grassroots disability partners. This position provides leadership and coordinates a wide variety of program development, training and outreach coordination, and evaluation activities.

This position acts as the agency liaison to other grassroots and advocacy groups. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex information in accessible formats. It requires the ability to exercise sound judgment, the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations, and the ability to prioritize and complete tasks on time with high levels of accuracy.

Application deadline is June 5th.

Learn more and apply today!


By SD Network, 2017-03-14

This is an available position through the Waisman Center for a Family Advocate with the WI PROMISE project.  This position will serve the southeastern part of the state (Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, etc.) and is posted at 50-100% time.  For more information about the position and to apply, click here.

The assured consideration date is March 24, 2017.

Family Advocate Position

By SD Network, 2016-12-16

The position for the Milwaukee/SE WI Family Advocate has posted!  


This position will serve the  southeastern part of the state (Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, etc.).  Here is the link for the posting:


Interested folks need to apply online.  They'll need to upload their cover letter and resume, so I'd encourage people who are interested but need technology support to work with a job center, coach, etc. to do so.  The assured consideration date is through December 23, 2016


Please note:  it's very important that applicants include in their resume/cover letters the following information:

--Describe your experience interacting or working with families, in particular families of individuals with disabilities and/or families from underrepresented populations.
--Describe your familiarity and experience with accessing support systems and resources available for individuals with disabilities and their families in the State of Wisconsin.
--Describe your experience in planning and coordinating meetings or events.
--Describe your experience or familiarity with electronic mail, spreadsheet and word processing software.


Please share far and wide!!! 


Parent Peer Specialist – Beloit, WI

Wisconsin Family Ties is seeking a compassionate, motivated individual to work as a Parent Peer Specialist in Beloit. Use your own life experience as a parent or primary caregiver of a child with social, emotional or behavioral challenges to assist other families like yours. This is a great opportunity to get in on the leading edge of the growing peer specialist profession.

Position Description

The Parent Peer Specialist (PPS) will provide information, training, support and advocacy to families in the School District of Beloit as they navigate the various systems and supports serving their children. The PPS will also provide outreach, information and training to schools, local governments, service providers and community organizations. Work hours for this position are flexible; occasional weekend work may be required.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience as a parent or primary caregiver involved in the day-to-day care of a child or adolescent with social, emotional or behavioral challenges. No exceptions to this requirement will be considered.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Bilingual (English / Spanish) candidates preferred.
  • Experience navigating service systems to obtain services for your child. Service systems include, but are not limited to, mental health, public education, child welfare, substance use treatment, juvenile / family court, and corrections.
  • Knowledge of special education processes and requirements
  • Knowledge of resources and services available in Rock County and the surrounding area
  • Must have a car and a valid driver’s license

Job Summary

Employer: Wisconsin Family Ties, Inc

Location: Beloit, WI

The deadline to apply for this position is October 20, 2016

Send resume and cover letter to Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email.

This job opening is posted as a courtesy. InControl Wisconsin, the Network and our sponsors are not responsible for ensuring the validity of the information in this posting. Potential applicants are encouraged to research the organization and/or person who is hiring and to proceed at your own risk.

Family Advocate Positions Available

By SD Network, 2016-02-11

Wisconsin PROMISE, a project of the Wisconsin Department for Workforce Development (DWD), aims to foster improved health, education and post-secondary outcomes for familiesand teenage youthwith disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Enrolled families have access to a number of trainings and services, including a training for families on transition and employment planning basics. The Waisman Center at UW-Madison is partnering with the project to help deliver this transition and employment training by developing a network of family advocates across the state to work with identified families. TheFamily Advocates will connect with families, in their homes or in the community, to share information about the transition process and employment planning using the already-developed training. Advocates may also assist with navigating service systems as needed. In addition, the Family Advocates will strive to organize small learning communities for local families to meet and share their experiences. Ideally, Family Advocates will be individuals with personal, or professional, experience with disability and public support systems. If you know people who might be interested in these positions, please share this with them. There are 10 positions located in various regions around the state. Individuals will telecommute and will travel regularly within their region. See links to the position postings below. When you click on the link, youll see a Job Summary and then if you click on Position Description you will see more details of the position. The deadline for applying isFebruary 23, 2016.

For more information about the larger WI PROMISE project,

Racine/Kenosha area
(Region 1), Position #97755:

Milwaukee area(Region 2/3), Position #97761(Full-time):

Milwaukee area(region 2/3), Position #97764:

Milwaukee area(Region 2/3), Position #97763:

Green Bay/Fox Valley area(Region 5), Position #97796:

Northcentral WI(Region 6), Position # 97795:

Northwestern WI(Region 7), Position #97758:

Western WI(Region 8), Position #97793:

La Crosse area(Region 9), Position #97757:

Madison area(Region 10), Position #97327:

Thank you for sharing this with your networks! If you have any questions, please contact Molly Cooney