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Transition Services Coach

RE-1 Valley Schools
Job Description
Transition Services Coach
Caliche High School / Sterling High School
9-months (school year)
Full-time preferred but part-time considered; teaching license preferred

Job Description: Assess, monitor, evaluate and assist students with a variety of disabilities by supporting appropriate vocational and community activities for students as developed by the Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams. Specific duties include modeling and instructing on effective occupational, interpersonal, consumer, mobility, domestic and safety skills; implementing vocational placements: providing job coaching and transportation; collecting data; assisting students with alternative communication systems and/or adaptive equipment/technology; monitoring and evaluating students’ health and personal needs; performing clerical duties; and acting as a liaison between vocational placements and IEP teams.

Essential Functions: Performance Responsibilities:
  1. Coordinate vocational tasks at job training sites. Provide job coaching and follow-up support. Assist employers with supporting student’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Model and instruct effective vocational, interpersonal, consumer, mobility, domestic and safety skills. Train students in positive living skills by analyzing tasks, providing appropriate cues and opportunities for problem-solving, providing consistent behavior management intervention and planning for “fading” supervision of student activity. Provide mobility training so that the student can access public facilities and public transportation.
  2. Provide training and guidance within the guidelines established by each student’s Individual Education and Transition plans. Provide transportation to and from all transition activities. Work with Transportation to schedule and maintain vehicles.
  3. Collect data and complete data collection forms and narrative reports on students’ progress and needs. Work with special education staff to create and/or enhance student learning opportunities and develop their Individual Education and Transition plans.
  4. Monitor and evaluate students’ health and personal needs. Provide routine assistance as needed with toileting, feeding, bathing and specific medical needs.
  5. Perform clerical duties, including typing, data entry, filing and mailing.
  6. Assist students with alternative communication systems and/or adaptive equipment and technology. Provide training and education to community members, employers and coworkers to support the use of the alternative communication systems and/or adaptive equipment.
  7. Coordinate Extended School Year (ESY) for continued services.
  8. Monitor students’ use of money and handling cash at vocational sites.
  9. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
1. Customer service and public relations skills.
2. Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
3. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
4. Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
5. Ability to manage multiple priorities.
6. Ability to keep up-to- date technically and apply new knowledge to the position. Includes adapting to and mastering new system applications and processes as implemented by the District or department.
7. Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.
8. Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and District, building and department procedures.
9. Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people including those from diverse ethnic and education backgrounds.
10. Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the community and the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:
1. Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals.
2. Operating knowledge of District information technology systems and any other department specific software
and equipment required within 2 months after entering position.
3. Operating knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google email and the Internet.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory responsibilities. This position is responsible for supervising the behavior and well-being of students at all times.

Essential Functions - Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Physical activities may include, but are not limited to, standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, talking, hearing or smelling. Up to 50 lbs. lifting requirement. May be working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions including weather driving conditions and may be exposed to moderate noise levels.

Evaluation Process: Performance will be evaluated according to provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Additional Notation: All staff members are to be cognizant of policies regarding confidentiality. All District Board of Education policies may be viewed from the District’s website.

Application Procedure: Apply Online

Selection Procedure:  Applications are screened so not everyone will be offered an interview. References are checked prior to interview.
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