Transitional Case Manager (SPED Teacher)
Job Title: Transitional Case Manager (FLSA: Exempt)
Job Objectives: GMSD’s Transitional Case Manager is responsible for managing the Community Work Based program for the Germantown Municipal School District. Employee will ensure that students participating in the program will have a regular work schedule and that work is being completed as dictated by the job descriptions.
• B.S./B.A. in education or human service related field; preferable Special Education Background
* Tennessee licensure and/or licensure eligibility in the state of Tennessee
• Two years’ experience in teaching or services to individuals’ w/disabilities
• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate or acceptable
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Facilitates transition programming and assists with the following for students who are eligible for special education services and for whom the IEP team has established transition goals and objectives.
• Receive referrals from GMSD School Officials and inform Community Work Based Transition Staff of the various requests. Assist students in completing application.
• Obtain necessary documentation from GMSD for eligibility determination. Assist in scheduling and coordinating needed evaluations to assist in the work transition eligibility process as directed by the Director of Exceptional Children.
• Ensure that all eligible student records are properly maintained, stored and kept confidential at all times.
• Coordinate meetings with all stakeholders directly involved in the success of this program
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality, a professional demeanor, and represents the school district in a positive manner with all interested stakeholders
• Schedule and attend events and training with involved parties and other GMSD employees to further ensure student goals are met
• Attend IEP Team Meetings for possible referral and/or to report student progress.
• Attends administrative meetings and work sessions as required, and attends professional seminars, conferences, and workshops as required by the position.
• Works closely with High School and Middle School Administrators, teachers, and guidance counselors to facilitate transition programming.
• Communicate and coordinate with outside agencies that can be of additional support to the community based work program
• Arrange and coordinate events/training that provides opportunities for student and family engagement.
• Handle student, work site, and/or GMSD complaints and work to resolve the problem. Seek guidance from the community based work site coordinator and the GMSD Director.
• Serves as a resource to families, parents, and students in accessing transition services as well as providing information about transition topics.
• Work with students to reach goals set forth in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
• Document student progress and complete other documentation necessary for student’s future employment. Provide documentation to GMSD.
• Develop and modify processes and assist other personnel to accommodate the student’s barriers to employment.
• Understand and keep up to date with new technology, community resources, and assistive devices available for people with disabilities.
• Assist students (and their families) in completing necessary documentation for post-secondary education application and financial aid assistance.
• Serve as a liaison to post-secondary educations’ Disability Services offices.
• Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with state law and provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of certified personnel.
Skills and abilities required:
• Understanding of the Individualized Education Plan and the various legalities and best practices in its implementation
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong group processing and presentation skills
• Proficient in the use of computers to include spreadsheet, database and word processing applications
• Ability to prepare clear, concise, accurate and complete reports based on community based work assessments
• Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels
Working Conditions: Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.
Standard office and/or public school setting environment.
Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises students as designated on the class roster. Also supervises students in general common areas when class is not in session.
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Exceptional Student Education and/or School Principal
Note: The Transitional Case Manager maintains a thirty seven and a half hour (37.5) work week and works additional hours as required to carry out all of the duties and responsibilities of the position. This is a ten (10) month position.