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Available January 8, 2018
PAY GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
The job of SPED Teacher/Coordinator - Transition from School to Work (TSW) is done for the purpose/s of planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
Participate in fiscal planning and management activities associated with interfacing TSW with school budgets.
Work collaboratively with the school district HR Department in hiring, supervising, and evaluating the Transition Specialist(s).
Participate in the writing of continuation applications for funding the TSW.
Communicate regularly with school district administrators and individual school administration(s) concerning the status of the TSW.
Serve as school district liaison to ADES/RSA and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
Establish a public relations and marketing scheme that educates administrators, teachers, parents and students to the TSW.
Coordinate activities associated with the recruitment and screening of potential TSW students.
Collaborate with the TSW team on procedures necessary for determining student eligibility.
Assist the TSW team and the students in initial transition planning for eligible students.
Orchestrate transition planning with students, TSW staff, parents, school district personnel, related support services, and appropriate adult services.
Develop the TSW curriculum and lesson plans used for the service provision.
Teach the TSW curriculum or supervise the teaching of the curriculum by the Translation Specialist.
Identify needs for school- and community-based instructional programs in vocational, independent living, and personal/social content areas that complement the student’s job training goals.
Identify and analyze local community job sites to develop a variety of appropriate training options for participating students.
Implement a system for follow-up of any TSW students/clients that are no longer receiving services through the TSW, or whose file may be closed by VR.
Assume a leadership role in the planning and documentation of all TSW team activities.
Attend all training seminars offered by RSA and ADE regarding TSW procedures and practices.
Assume responsibility for the marketing and public relations associated with TSW in the community, and assist statewide marketing at training seminars and conferences.
Network with school and community personnel providing employment and transition services similar to the TSW.
Establish procedures that ensure effective case management of TSW students by Transition Specialists.
Implement recordkeeping procedures that ensure proper documentation of TSW activities, and that demonstrate collaboration between VR and the school.
Help evaluate the effectiveness of the program from the perspectives of relevant stakeholders, including students, parents, employers, schools and rehabilitation counselors.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district and state
Single subject teaching credential or certification if teaching a specialized subject
Relevant teaching experience
Knowledge of relevant technology
At least five years’ experience in teaching Special Education at secondary level
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
KEY COMPETENCIES (position requirements at entry):
High energy level
Verbal and written communication skills
Attention to detail
High work standards
Organizing and planning
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.
Position Type: Full-time
Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager Special Education > General Special Education
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