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Special Education Advocate

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California, Massachusetts

Job Type

Full Time; Part Time



About the Role

As a Special Education Advocate, you'll be an integral part of our mission to empower and support students with special needs, ensuring they receive the education and opportunities they deserve. Join our passionate team and make a meaningful impact in the lives of these exceptional individuals.


  • Advocate on behalf of students with special needs to ensure they receive appropriate and inclusive educational services.

  • Collaborate with parents, guardians, and educational professionals to develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) tailored to each student's unique requirements.

  • Stay updated on federal and state laws, regulations, and policies related to special education to provide informed guidance.

  • Attend IEP meetings and actively participate in discussions to represent the student's best interests.

  • Provide guidance and support to parents, helping them understand their rights and navigate the special education system.

  • Assist in resolving disputes or conflicts between parents and educational institutions, if necessary.

  • Monitor and assess students' progress, advocating for necessary adjustments to their educational plans.

  • Promote awareness and understanding of special education within the community and educational institutions.

  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to advocacy efforts and student progress.

  • Stay informed about best practices in special education and advocate for their implementation.


  • A bachelor's degree in a related field such as education, special education, psychology, or a similar discipline is often preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to special education, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

  • Strong communication and advocacy skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with parents, guardians, educators, and other stakeholders.

  • Empathy, patience, and the ability to work collaboratively with individuals with diverse needs and backgrounds.

  • Knowledge of the special education process, including the development and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

  • Experience in the field of special education or a related area, such as teaching, counseling, or social work, can be beneficial.

  • Familiarity with assessment tools and techniques used in special education to evaluate student needs and progress.

  • Legal and ethical awareness, as Special Education Advocates often deal with sensitive information and confidential matters.

  • Strong organizational skills for keeping track of multiple cases, documentation, and deadlines.

Working with Motivation Works

At Motivation Works, we are not just a business; we are a catalyst for personal and societal transformation. 

Our mission is clear: Provide innovative learning and behavior solutions. This extends to all of us, including employees. Every day, we strive to empower individuals, inspire positive change, and foster a more inclusive world where every voice is heard and every potential realized. 

We take immense pride in being a Queer, Woman of Color owned business. We strive to lift historically marginalized voices and reflect to ensure dignified eployment practices such as transparent policies and practices, reinforcement-base behavior change strategies, and continuous skill development. We believe that our unique backgrounds and experiences enrich our perspective and drive our commitment to creating a brighter future for all. 

Why Work for Us: 

  • A Purpose-Driven Culture: At Motivation Works, you won't just find a job; you'll become part of a passionate team united by a shared purpose. Every task, every project, and every interaction is driven by our commitment to making a positive impact in the world. 

  • Inclusive and Supportive Environment: We celebrate diversity in all its forms. We recognize that every individual brings a unique perspective to our work, and we create a space where all voices are not only heard but valued. 

  • Endless Opportunities for Growth: As a company dedicated to empowerment, we extend that commitment to our employees. You'll have access to continuous learning, professional development, and opportunities to stretch your capabilities. 

  • Impactful Work: Working with Motivation Works means contributing to meaningful change. Whether you're a behavior analyst, advocate or a creative artist, your role directly influences lives and inspires transformation. 

  • A Vibrant Community: Beyond our mission, we foster a sense of belonging. We organize community activities, celebrate achievements, and support each other in our personal and professional endeavors. 

At Motivation Works, we infuse every aspect of our work with creativity, passion, and a commitment to making the world a better place. Join us, and let's inspire change, together.

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