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YOUTH TRANSITION SPECIALIST

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Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

Part time position for Santiam Canyon High School
.3598 FTE on a 220 day work calendar
Tuesday/Thursday 8-4:30 pm

To apply, please visit http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment

TITLE

YOUTH TRANSITION SPECIALIST

QUALIFICATIONS

1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
2. A valid Oregon Driver’s License.
3. One-to­ three months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
4. Computer skills with word processing and data base applications required.
5. Experience with student information software preferred.
6. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO

Student and Family Support Services Program Administrator

JOB GOAL

Provide services to help prepare secondary students for transition to adulthood. Areas of services include employment, community training, and connecting students to appropriate resources.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILIITES

The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position. Individual employees may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.

Essential Functions:

1. Provides recommendations to supervisor about needed supports to help students be successful working on transition-related activities.
2. Sets and manages student schedules for job shadowing, work experience and other transition related learning activities.
3. Develops community contacts for potential work experience sites.
4. Provides appropriate work/transition opportunities based on student needs and skills.
5. Develops students' communication and social interaction skills through specific instruction and intervention using other available staff to assist when necessary.
6. With supervisor input, develops and implements employer feedback forms to provide instruction to students.
7. Maintains appropriate data for on-the-job training feedback to students.
8. Under direction of supervisor, completes interest inventories and other formal and informal vocational assessments.
9. Assists students in selecting appropriate job experiences and post-high school vocational and educational goals.
10. Seeks to maintain close contact and communication with employers using data collected on the job to adjust interventions and strategies that assist students to be successful on the job.
11. Tracks and reports on student informational data as spelled out in Youth Transition Program Grant.
12. Maintains ongoing and open communication with other outside agency service providers to help in planning transitions into the adult world of work or further education training at the direction of the supervisor.
13. Seeks to resolve employer/student workplace conflicts.
14. Maintains open communication with participating school districts and Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation.
15. Provides IEP teams with relevant pre-employment and employment needs.
16. Provides students with a stable resource to process concerns and promote good work ethics.
17. Transports students around the community when necessary.
18. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
19. Works well within a team. Promotes good staff morale and put team needs above individual needs.
20. Collaborates with others to complete tasks and solve problems in a positive manner
21. Communicates effectively in a courteous, tactful and professional manner.
22. Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.

Other Functions:

1. Attend district and program sponsored in-service and professional growth opportunities as assigned.
2. Work collegially with parent, school district, social service and court appointed personnel.
3. Summer services as required by the Grant Agreement.
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
5. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting equity and diversity.
6. Maintain professional dress standards.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Ability to provide services on an itinerant basis in assigned geographic regions.
2. Ability to provide own transportation to schools, family homes and agencies in assigned geographic region.
3. Ability to transport students in own vehicle around the community as needed.
4. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in vehicle and at desk.
5. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
6. Ability to use computer for extended periods of time to generate reports, complete data entry and schedules.