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SPECIAL SERVICES VOCATIONAL TRANSITION SPECIALIST Job Description PENDING BOARD APPROVAL
35 hours a week ~ work schedule depends on student needs which may mean working afternoon/evenings and/or Saturdays
Department: Special Services
Supervisor: Special Services Director or Administrative Designee
Association: Coupeville Educational Support Association
General Description: This position provides assistance to special needs students in vocational programs under the direction of a special education teacher. Responsibilities include tutoring students in on-the-job training activities, tutoring students in societal skills, maintaining program records, and assisting students with personal care needs. Essential Job Functions:
Accompanies students to various off-campus work sites; tutors students and provides assistance to students in accomplishing their tasks in various work areas such as custodial, daycare, hospital, laundry, cooking, and stocking shelves. Encourages students to stay on task.
Tutors students in skills needed to live and work in the community, such as using public transportation, communicating with employers and friends, dealing with problem situations and expressing emotions.
Visit the student’s home as needed for tutoring or pick up for transportation.
Accompanies students to restrooms as needed; assists with personal care activities.
Provides assistance to students during mealtimes; tutors students in ordering food at community restaurants; assists students in carrying trays, feeding, and clean up.
Tutors students in leisure skills such as swimming, arts, and sports fitness activities.
Arranges for transportation of students in district vehicles to work sites.
Communicates with employers concerning special education vocational programs;
researches job opportunities for special needs students; visits work sites and matches jobs with students' physical capabilities.
Recommends job matches to special education teachers; makes arrangements for training as authorized.
Tutors students in working with computer programs.
May ride a bus to care for a special needs student on a route between students home and the school. Ensures that student is comfortable and safe; provides personal care as needed.
May be required to perform health services including, but not limited to, clean intermittent catheterization (CIC); gastrointestinal tube feeding using a pump or gravity; administration of oral medication by mouth, feeding tube, inhaler, or nebulizer; use of a magnet over a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) to control seizures; oral suctioning using a bulb syringe or suction machine; provision of a cough-assist procedure; administration of emergency medication using an auto-injector; administration of oxygen; and ostomy care.
Provides related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
at least two years of study at an institution of higher education (72 quarter hours or 48 semester hours, all at a 100 level or above), or
an associate’s (or higher) degree, or
successfully pass all six areas of the Parapro Assessment developed by the Educational Testing Service.
Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
First Aid and CPR certification.
Experience working with special needs individuals in community settings.
Skill in making effective decisions.
Skill in oral communication.
Ability to analyze tasks and document steps for task completion.
Ability to remain flexible to changes in situations or assignments.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with community businesses.
Ability to use creativity in determining vocational job opportunities for students.
Ability to monitor and maintain appropriate student behavior.
Ability to tutor students in a variety of skills.
Ability to set priorities and organize activities.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to provide positive public relations for special education vocational programs.
Ability to determine individual student abilities in order to match jobs.
Ability to deal with students in a warm and confident manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff.
Ability to follow district policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff and provide excellent customer service.
Experiences frequent interruptions.
Required to travel between work sites.
Uses a computer for multiple functions, and a telephone and/or email to communicate.
Requires standing for prolonged periods when tutoring students at job sites.
May be required to lift or support or restrain students.
Uses fingers, hands, arms, facial expressions, and vocalization when working with students.
Requires attending to students’ personal hygiene.
Requires working outdoors in inclement weather to load and unload students from buses or vans.
Disclaimer: This job description indicates the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work to be performed by someone in this position. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.
Coupeville School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The board designates the superintendent to serve as the district’s coordinator regarding: Title IX; Section 504/ADA; Civil Rights Compliance and to handle questions and investigate any complaints communicated to the district of alleged discrimination. Superintendent, 501 S Main, Coupeville, WA, 98239, phone: 360.678.2404.
Position Type: Full-time
Special Education > Transition Specialist
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