The Transition Specialist will oversee/manage the transition program including all transition teachers, job coaches and Community and Schools Together (CAST) teachers under the supervision of a special education supervisor.
The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate: • Provides supervision, oversight and coordination of transition services for students ages 14 to 21. Coordinates the planning and delivery of professional development for transition teachers and job coaches. • Coordinates program development and expansion of Community Based Instruction (CBI) and CAST services to address the needs of students with disabilities. Coordinates with the Office of Transportation for scheduling of community based work experiences and job training. • Serves as a member of the Academies of Loudoun Planning Committee to represent the needs and interests of students with disabilities in future program development and implementation. • Coordinates with the business community to establish and/or expand community work sites and employment opportunities for student. Participates in community agency meetings (DRS/CSB/Loudoun Interagency Transition Council/ Region IV transition meetings, etc.). • Conducts site visits/walkthroughs to maintain program integrity. Manages and participates in transition planning committees to improve services. • Collects and manages quarterly data and assists with State Indicator data collection and dissemination of information; provides reports on student outcomes. • Works collaboratively with secondary special education supervisors to coordinate career opportunities for high school students in the community.
• Bachelor's degree in Special Education • Five years of successful experience in supporting students with disabilities in transition services • Organized with strong time management skills. • Self-starter who is comfortable and competent taking on leadership roles • Ability to meet the transition needs of students with disabilities • Ability to develop and leverage relationships with school personnel, community, and external stakeholders
Physical Requirements The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.