Vocational Services Specialist-1981 Phoenix
Job | Posted 3 days ago
|VOCATIONAL SERVICES SPECIALIST|
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in rehabilitation or counseling with specialization in visual or hearing impairment, or a degree in the education of the hearing impaired or visually handicapped; minimum of two years of experience with hearing impaired, visually handicapped, or multiply handicapped sensory impaired persons; ability to communicate effectively in writing; certified or certifiable by Arizona Department of Education, National Professional Association, or evidence of credential in field of work
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in one of the above areas; experience in transition programs working with adolescent hearing impaired or visually handicapped individuals; course work or comparable training in transitional services; knowledge of local and statewide agencies, resources, and services available to hearing impaired and/or visually impaired persons.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Implements transition services to eligible students; monitors transition activities related to established standards and reviews documented transition plans; participates in individual transition meetings as a team leader and team member; provides follow-along services to recently graduated students; coordinates transition services with home school districts, community agencies, and adult services; provides training and support to students, parents, staff, and adult service agencies; disseminates information regarding transition project activities through parent meetings, staff meetings, and workshops and presentations; attends staff meetings and follows up on recommendations; gathers information about students' home communities and provides this information to appropriate staff; evaluates the program and submits reports; produces materials for students, parents, and staff to assist in implementing transition planning; documents transition planning and educational needs on students' IEPs; reviews individual transition plans and meets with students' principals regarding implementation; maintains records and communicates with team members; adheres to the philosophy and policies of the school; maintains parent contact through the use of written communications or telephone conferences.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively with hearing impaired and visually handicapped students; ability to travel independently to students' home communities.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Must utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required.
Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance. Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents. Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage. Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire.
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance.
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program. Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment. Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments. Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.
|For more information contact the Recruiter at: HumanResources.Recruitment@asdb.az.gov
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind
1200 W. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85745
Compare with State
Amount per Student
State Average: $8,651 (USD)
% ELL Students
State Average: 6%
Student Teacher Ratio
State Average: 23.13
% IEP Students
State Average: 12%
State Average: 143