Transition School to Work Job Coach
JOB TITLE: Transition School to Work (TSW) Job Coach
FTE: .875 35 Hours per week Benefits Eligible
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt, Range 31
HIRING RANGE: $17.49 - $18.57 DOE
TERM: 10 months, 188 workdays per year
LOCATION: Catalina Foothills High School
TARGET START DATE: 8/8/2022
Under the supervision of the Transition School to Work (TSW) Coordinators, the Transition School to Work (TSW) Job Coach is responsible for supporting the implementation of the TSW program at the high school level by coordinating the needs of the work experience process, including transportation, planning, monitoring, and assessing work tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this job class.)
- Assists the TSW Coordinator with student activities and assessments to determine employment interests and career opportunities
- Works with local employers to develop ongoing student employment placements
- Matches student interests and goals with employer needs
- Provides encouragement and monitors student progress and safety at the job site
- Assists students to develop career-oriented skills (writing resumes, completing applications)
- Counsels students in desirable work ethics and professionalism
- Participates in IEPs and/or meetings with student, teachers, parents and other service providers as needed
- Develops/implements plans for work-based training
- Prepares analysis of work environment and assist with instruction in the PAES lab and internships
- Observes and documents student progress and data from job tasks in the PAES lab and internships
- Implements plans for instruction
- Assists students by providing job coaching support
- Assists the TSW Coordinator with making copies, organizing materials and classroom for daily teaching
- Assists student with mobility as needed
- Ensures a healthy and safe environment
- Documents any student-related incidents or injuries
- Drives students to job sites
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
· Knowledge of:
o federal, state, and CFSD guidelines regarding IEP services.
o district procedures and board policies.
o the educational system and its critical components, including ethical/legal responsibilities and special education accommodations.
· Skill in communicating effectively, orally, and in writing.
· Skill in following oral and written instructions.
· Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
· Ability to:
o work cooperatively, effectively, and respectfully with staff, parents, and students from diverse backgrounds.
o understand and relate to children with special needs.
o work independently with little direction.
o meet schedules and timelines.
o apply common sense understanding to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
· High School Diploma or equivalent
· Minimum of one (1) year experience in childcare or classroom experience and one (1) year of working with students with special needs, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
· Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
· Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License and have a clear driving record through http://servicearizona.com
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work may involve standing for extended time periods, sitting, bending, reaching, walking, and grasping. Occasional lifting and carrying weight up to 50 pounds or assisting in moving or lifting children may be required. Visual or hearing weakness must not prohibit the performance of assigned duties. Verbal communicative ability required in public contact positions.
Works indoors – classroom environment. Outdoors – job sites, exposure to all weather conditions and temperatures. Exposure to noise and dust. Extensive contact with students, parents, teachers, external agencies, and the public.
Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Policy
CFSD is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to sex (which includes a prohibition against sexual harassment as described in the District’s policy concerning sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, or disability.