Under the direction of the Director II of Services for Exceptional Children, the Transition Specialist’s responsibility is to guide students toward the fulfillment of their intellectual, physical, and psychological potential, and to provide access to post-secondary goals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Humanizes instruction by planning a program of study that meets the individual needs of students.
Coordinates with the Director and Secondary Coordinator of Services for Exceptional Children in the planning, implementation, and delivery of secondary transition services for students with disabilities;
Effectively communicates with students, parents, school personnel, and members of the community.
Supports teachers in the development of transition goals for IEPs.
Provides support and technical assistance to division staff regarding procedures and services for students with disabilities.
Plans and facilitates professional development for staff on requirements and implementation of transition plans.
Supports implementation of work programs for middle and high school students with disabilities.
Collaborates with teachers, nearby school divisions, families, agencies, and employment sites to develop and monitor student programs.
Collects data and prepares report for the submission of Indicator 13 and 14 for the Special Education State Performance Report.
Participates in local, regional, and state organizations, conferences, and trainings.
Conduct monthly audits and provide feedback to case managers on transition plans in IEPs.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of secondary transition state and federal regulations, procedures, and research based practices that promote academic and behavioral growth and prepares students to achieve postsecondary goals.
Considerable skill in the use of computer technology, data analysis, and data driven decision making.
Ability to prepare written reports using clear and concise language.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines.
Ability to observe, interpret, and document observations related to IDEA requirements for secondary transition.
Maintains high degree of professional ethics in activities in school and community.
Maintains respect for the worth and dignity of each student.
Participates in professional meetings and serves on and contributes to special committees.
Provides for professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work.
Abides by adopted board of education policies and procedures.
Maintains a satisfactory record of punctuality and attendance.
Conducts all school related activities in a manner that serves as a positive influence on youth.