Salary: Teacher Salary + 20 Length of Contract: 220-day contract
Job Summary: The Transition Specialist is responsible for assisting students with disabilities and their families in obtaining services necessary to transition from high school to a post-secondary setting. Responsibilities include the oversight and management of the transition program and services including support to classroom teachers, job coaches, other staff, and administrators. The transition specialist will assist with IDEA compliance and analysis of student performance and post-secondary planning data to support professional development and delivery of a high quality post-secondary education program. This is a Grant Funded position that will be evaluated yearly.
Essential Job Functions: Supports the oversight and coordination of transition services for students age 14 through 21 (inclusive) in SCPS special education programs. Implements professional development for classroom teachers, job coaches, other staff, and administrators as needed. Supports the coordination and expansion of community work sites and employment opportunities for students with disabilities. Supports classroom teachers with the coordination of services through community agencies (DARS, PERT, Wilson Workforce, etc.) for students with disabilities. Collects, analyzes, and interprets data to complete VDOE state Indicators 13 and 14, providing reports on student outcomes and ensuring compliance. Works collaboratively with special education teachers, administrators, community agencies, and families to assist with career and transition opportunities for students with disabilities. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree preferred Valid Virginia teaching license with endorsement in Special Education Five years of experience supporting students with disabilities in transition services Prior experience managing IEP meetings, coaching teachers/staff, and curriculum development preferred.