Job Description

Openings as of 11/12/2019
Support Staff

  • Paraprofessional TSW/ Transition Job Coach JobID: 622
  • Position Type:
    Support Staff/Paraprofessional

  • Date Posted:
    11/8/2019

  • Location:
    Page High School

  • Date Available:
    01/13/2020

  • Closing Date:
    Open until filled

  •   TITLE: Transition Job Coach / TSW Paraprofessional

    SALARY: Classified Salary Schedule - 12 month, Level 5

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Interpersonal skills, respect for confidentiality, demonstrate a positive attitude
    • Ability to multitask, prioitize and work in an organized manner
    • High level of written and oral communications skills including telephone etquette
    • Have the aptitude of work effectively and maintain a leadership role with students, families, staff, and outer agencies
    • Be capable of working a flexed schedule
    • Demonstrate ability to maintain accurate and detailed records
    • Understand and provide supplemental assistance to students with disabilities
    EDUCATION:
    • Must be a highly qualified paraprofessional by completing one of the following:
    -Possess High School Diploma

    REPORTS TO: TSW/Transition Coordinator and Supervisor

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Ability to read, interpret, and understand psychological evaluations, IEPs, and other related documents
    • Assist special education students to develop and improve life skills for the world of work, such as verbal and written communication skills, electronic communication skills, interpersonal communication skills, and job seeking skills such as applications and resumes.
    • Prepare for and attend all VR eligibility meetings for students
    • Assist students with researching appropriate postsecondary options
    • Prepare for and attend all Individual Plan for Employment meetings for students (assist in the development of the IPEs)
    • Follow-up and provide updates on students and program weekly with State and Navajo VR
    • Set up internships and local businesses for students to work in a field that matches their postsecondary goals, strengths, and interests
    • Complete all paperwork with students, businesses, and County/Navajo WIA for interships
    • Assist County/Navajo WIA with monitoring and follow-up services on students.
    • Explain program one on one to students, parents, and families
    • Assist each student with all paperwork (applications, release forms, General Medical Examinations (G.M.E.), Individualized Education Plan (IEP)/Evaluation) required for State and Navajo V.R.
    • Transport students to and from meetings and conferences in Page and out of town
    • Establish appropriate support services at College/Trade Schools, such as coordination with the Disability Coordinator
    • Assist students with Financial Aide paperwork (FAFSA, etc.)
    • Assist students with housing selections/relocation
    • Provide medical transports (Doctor/Counseling appointments)
    • Obtain periodic grade and progress checks
    • Complete home visits, if necessary
    • Assist students in applying for Government Assistance
    • Refer to other agencies for further support services (Child Protective Services, Community Behavioral Health Services, Navajo Behavioral Health Services, etc.) if applicable
    • Work with businesses to find job opportunities for students
    • Job coach by working with students to learn and improve emplyment skills

    EVALUATION:
    • Annually by the supervising teacher and/or Educational Services Director

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12 month





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