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(2-2530) Transition Coordinator - Special Education
Applications for this position are accepted:
From 8/23/2013 To 9/1/2013 5:00 PM

Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Job Description

TITLE: Transition Coordinator - Special Education
PAY RATE:

SALARY: Per the Cleveland Metropolitan School Districts salary schedule for teachers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Participate in the development of IEP/Transition Plans.
  2. Serve as a resource to parents, students and school personnel by providing information on transition planning and how to access transition services.
  3. Interpret Transition Services goals and information to school personnel, students, parents, and community members.
  4. Provide professional development to staff on transition topics, transition IEPs and changes that occur in special education laws specific to the transition process.
  5. Administer/interpret Career Interest Inventories to help students determine career areas for exploration. Prepare Student summary sheet in a timely manner, to be included in the students IEP.
  6. Assist Intervention Specialists in planning vocational/occupational curriculum and strategies to increase development of positive work behavior and attitudes.
  7. Complete the referral process to the appropriate evaluation provider for students who require a comprehensive individual vocational evaluation. Assist Intervention Specialist and family in interpreting evaluation results.
  8. Assist Intervention Specialists with pre-vocational instruction prior to community-based work experience.
  9. Assist Intervention Specialistsin the development of needed pre-vocational services: In-school work experiences, travel training and community-based work experiences.
  10. Collaborate with Intervention Specialists on appropriate job placements and referrals to postsecondary education and vocational training programs.
  11. Develop linkages with other agencies to ensure transition to adult services (including supported/integrated employment, independent living and community participation.)
  12. Identify, establish and maintain linkages with community resources (e.g., Cuyahoga Employment Partnership, Employment Connection Youth Resource Center, Project Search) and business roundtables.
  13. Interpret career technical education programs (purposes, goals and requirements) to school personnel, parents, students, prospective employers and community agencies.
  14. Collaborate with career technical education teachers, general education teachers, school counselors and administrators to advocate for student access to and progress in career technical education programs.
  15. Provide assistance with instructional strategies, including accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities in career technical education programs.
  16. Establish contact with appropriate community employers to develop specific job training and placement sites for students with disabilities.
  17. Facilitate written agreements between the appropriate District personnel, agencies and/or businesses to outline specific responsibilities for the students.
  18. Monitor students job performance quarterly and provide support/assistance to students on the job when necessary, including volunteer and community-based work experiences.
  19. Maintain records of appropriate documents during the transition process.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Valid Intervention Specialist license or Special Education certificate for teaching students with disabilities.
  2. Three years of satisfactory teaching experience, high school preferred.
  3. Highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills.
  4. Ability to work with all students with disabilities and their families.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with administration, teachers, parents, community agencies and business personnel.
  6. Knowledgeable of the transition planning process and the variety of options that can be developed for students with disabilities.
  7. Valid Transition to Work endorsement or a commitment to complete the required 18 hours within a three year period.

Ohio House Bill 190 requires criminal record checks of job applicants under final consideration for positions. This records check is through the Ohio Bureau of criminal Identification and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The records check is performed at the applicant's expense and any employment offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the check.

All new employees are required to undergo a physical examination as a condition of employment. Examinations which have been performed within ninety days prior to date of employment are acceptable. Any employment offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of this exam.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School district is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Additionally, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District values language diversity among its students and employees. Persons who are bilingual are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.

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