Jan 13, 2024

Teacher - Transitional Specialist

  • TrulyHired
  • Chester, SC 29706, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Job Title: Transitional Specialist Salary Block: Teacher

Reports To: Director of Special Education Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

Terms of Employment: 155 Days Funding: SCVRD (Continued employment contingent upon funding)

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in education
  • Possess a valid SC teaching certificate with special education endorsement
  • Minimum of three (3) years teaching experience

Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of special education student needs for postsecondary life preparation
  • Demonstrate skills in public relations with school personnel, parents, and community

Primary Purpose:

Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences to supplement the core academic subject area assigned to meet state standards for individual children deemed most in need, or a school wide approach to improve the overall instructional program.

Performance Responsibilities:

Instructional Management

Implement the transitional planning process according to the "Memorandum of Understanding on Transition Planning for Students Enrolled in Special Education." Develop and review Individual Transition Plans for all graduating eligible special education students utilizing pertinent student data gathered for this specific purpose. Team-teach with job coaches/VAC's and classroom teachers in school-based and/or community-based work sites as needed. Monitor student performance/progress in work experience sites and provides assistance necessary to ensure maximum student achievement. Provide job counseling with students and work supervisors as needed. Assist in school-based and community-based vocational assessments.

School/Organizational Climate
Assist in developing and maintaining positive staff morale among school personnel.

School/Organizational Improvement
Maintain accurate written logs of student, school personnel, and community agencies contact with significant events records and reports to the Special Education Director on a scheduled basis to assure a smooth flowing transition process implementation. Maintain current information base on services and contact persons provided by each community agency for eligible students. Coordinate transition operations with the Vocational Education program to ensure a smooth flowing service system for eligible students. Participate in task forces and advisory councils to ensure continuous improvement of the Transition program.

Personnel Management
Assist in developing professional training plans to ensure effective staff development for quality operations in the transitional planning process.

Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management
Assist the Special Education Director in developing district guidelines. Assist the Special Education Director in preparing the budget.

Student Management
Identify maximum number of potential work experience sites available for student assignment within the school district and in the community. Work cooperatively with district personnel and industry/commercial companies in the community to facilitate work experience and/or job training opportunities for eligible special education students. Assist in placement of students into the school-based and into the community-based work experiences.

School/Community Relations
Assist with parent and community involvement in the transition process. Assist with Professional Growth and Development. Participate in staff development opportunities that ensure professional growth in the field.

Other
All duties assigned must meet federal and state standards, district policies and procedures related to activities in compliance under Federal Program requirements. Maintains a professional level of confidentiality concerning personnel and students. Upholds and adheres to safety rules and policies of the CCSD safety program. Supports the goals and objectives of the school district and follows all district policies. Demonstrates the ability to attend work on a regular and routine basis to avoid disruption to district operations. Performs any other duties as assigned by the appropriate supervisor.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policy, procedures, and data; coordinate district functions; maintains emotional control under stress. Frequent district wide and occasional statewide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Terms of Employment:

Work established by the Superintendent; salary according to schedule adopted annually.

Evaluation:

Job performance will be evaluated annually as provided by board policies and procedures.

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