Transition Coach - School and Community

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OE Enterprises, Inc. Published: June 14, 2017 (5 months ago)
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POSITION:     Transition Coach - School and Community

LOCATION:  Orange and Durham Counties

QUALIFICATION:   AA or BA required.  Experience working in a public school environment. Individual must be highly motivated and able to work without direct on-site supervision.  Excellent computer skills with a strong background in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Minimum three years related experience required; experience with students/adults with developmental disabilities preferred. Must have clear background check & driving record.

Apply:    Please send your resume and cover letter to oejobs3@gmail.com by 07/03/17.  The position is opened until filled and may be hired prior to 07/03/2017.

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Work with students, teachers, school teams and caregivers to identify transition planning needs, develop individual transition.
  • Work with school staff and network with local businesses to develop community-based training and school and work-based learning opportunities based on student’s identified interests and needs for job exploration.
  • Assist students in completing career portfolios.
  • Conduct vocational and transition related assessments for students.
  • Assist students in exploring learning and career research and identify necessary training and/or education required.
  • Assist students in securing employment, as appropriate.
  • Assist in developing and supporting a Peer Mentor program.
  • Assist students in the identification of local colleges and post-high school programs that have strong systems of support for students with disabilities or who may be at risk.
  • Provide classroom and individualized activities related to job exploration; job club; transitions after high school; job readiness, socialization, safety, travel training, self-help skills, functional academics, self-advocacy and interview skills.
  • Assist families and students in identifying and accessing transition services.
  • Support students in exploring post-secondary training options.
  • Provide coaching for students placed in community employment.
  • Lead job-related classes including self-advocacy/self-determination.
  • Assist in the development of goals; maintain documentation of goals, strategies, and progress for all students.
  • Utilize effective job coaching techniques including task analysis, prompts, and fading.
  • Provide follow-up and support services as needed.
  • Act as positive role model at all times.
  • Assist in arrangements of transportation for students through the local school systems.
  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Manage crisis situations.
  • Participate in program evaluation and revise programs as required.
  • Assist with the implementation of transition plans, which result from the IEP meetings.
  • Participate in or conduct meetings with parents regarding transition or employment.
  • Assure all regulations are met.
  • Represent the transition project to the public as needed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Able to work standing for an 8 hour shift.
  • Able to sit for up to an 8 hour shift.
  • Able to work under varying climatic conditions, indoors or outdoors, in cold or heat.
  • Able to lift and carry a 50 lb. parcel across a large warehouse.

OE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Send resume and cover letter to oejobs3@gmail.com

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