Full-Time and Part-Time positions
Current Needs in Gibsonia and Butler, PA
Minimum of three (3) years of recent successful teaching experience at the secondary level
Background in special education and transition practices at the secondary level
Possess a valid state driver’s license
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough understanding of IDEA and transition planning for students with disabilities
Thorough knowledge of community-based programs, school-to-work programs and agency linkages
Ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, educators, administrators, employers and agency representatives
Possess outstanding organizational and communication skills
Ability to provide leadership for teachers in transition-related issues
Ability to provide professional learning related to transition
Possess a positive attitude
Ability to listen, communicate and work well with a diversity of groups and individuals
Plan, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate transition education and services at the school in conjunction with other educators, families, students, agency representatives, and other community members.
Collaborate with Secondary Special Education Coordinator as needed
Collaborate with Vocational Rehabilitation school dedicated counselor to coordinate services
Collaborate with Project SEARCH coordinator to sustain and expand the program.
Collaborate with the Parent Mentor to provide learning opportunities for parents.
Collaborate with Interagency Transition Council to sustain community supports for families.
Provide transition training for all middle and high school special education teachers.
Develop a plan for transition assessment implementation.
Provide transition-related information to families.
Assist families in the Medicaid waiver application process.Assessment and Career Counseling
Identify and refer students for vocational assessment
Coordinate the development of career awareness and explore activities as part of the career counseling process
Duties and Responsibilities:
the Transition Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of transition
Activities within a team comprised of the student, parent/guardian, educators, and service Providers, to ensure that transition activities and services are addressed and implemented
Facilitates transition programming (administers career skill and interest inventories, Conducts career exploration activities, and provides vocational programming) for students who are eligible for special education services.
Established transition goals and objectives.
Acts as a liaison with local Transition Coordinating Council.
Works closely with High School and Middle School Administrators, teachers, and
Guidance counselors to facilitate transition programming.
Networks with all appropriate community agencies and organizations.
Attends IEP meetings in the role of Transition Coordinator.
Ensures that the IEP team develops and implements the transition outcomes if requested Instructional areas and services needed for students with disabilities.
Works closely with special education teachers and students to meet transition needs.
Coordinates school and community work-based learning opportunities.
Identifies job placements.
Monitors student job performance based on student need as designated in the IEP.
Coordinates the teaching of daily living skills.
Develops and maintains a working relationship with businesses, agencies, and
Organizations which provide post-secondary services for students with disabilities.
Communicates with parents, students, staff, community/adult service providers and Agencies about issues related to the successful transition of special education Middle and High School students, ages 14-21, into post-secondary adult life.
Serves as a resource to families, parents, and students in accessing transition services as well as providing information about transition topics.
Keeps records of appropriate documentation during the transition process.
Works with Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and guidance counselors to assist parents and students with the post-secondary enrollment process as requested