Youth Education Advocate, Regional Access & Mobilization Project (RAMP) Center for Independent Living, Rockford, IL

About the Position

Youth Advocates provide services to students with disabilities and their families who require information, referral, self-advocacy training, or peer support to ensure that they receive a fair and equitable education, so they can achieve their full potential during their school years and as they transition to adult life. Youth Advocates facilitate regularly scheduled Parent Workshops on a variety of topics related to special education.

We believe everyone has the right to achieve their full potential and this starts with a solid education. RAMP works with students and their families to learn the laws that protect the rights of a student with a disability, how to navigate the maze of community services, and to learn the skills required to achieve their goals.

Services Provided

  • Educational rights training
  • Self-Advocacy Skills training
  • Transition Planning guidance
  • Assistance with letter writing
  • Attendance at IEP, 504 or other related meetings
  • Information & Referral
  • Peer Support 
  • Independent Living Skills training

To apply: Please apply via the website at, or email your resume and cover letter, and for questions contact 

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $30,000 - $32,000 per year

Benefits include: Dental, Vision, Health Insurance, Retirement Plan (401k), Paid Time Off

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)


Regional Access & Mobilization Project (RAMP) CIL
Rockford, ILRU