General Definition of Work
Under the supervision of the Director II - 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 postsecondary goals.
- Humanize instruction by planning a program of study that meets the individual needs of students - Coordinate with the Director II - Services for Exceptional Children and Coordinators II - Services for Exceptional Children in the planning, implementation, and delivery of secondary transition services for students with disabilities - Effectively communicate with students, parents, school personnel, and members of the community - Support teachers in the development of transition goals for IEPs - Provide support and technical assistance to division staff regarding procedures and services for students with disabilities - Plan and facilitate professional development for staff on requirements and implementation of transition plans - Support implementation of work programs for middle and high school students with disabilities - Collaborate with teachers, nearby school divisions, families, agencies, and employment sites to develop and monitor student programs - Collect data and prepare report for the submission of Indicator 13 and 14 for the Special Education State Performance Report - Participate in local, regional, and state organizations, conferences, and trainings - Conduct monthly audits and provide feedback to case managers on transition plans in IEPs Maintain high degree of professional ethics in activities in school and community - Maintain respect for the worth and dignity of each student - Participate in professional meetings and serve on and contribute to special committees - Provide for professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work - Abide by adopted board of education policies and procedures - Conduct all school-related activities in a manner that serves as a positive influence on youth - Perform 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