Job Posting Description, Special Education Employment Specialist
Contact Information
Human Resources Department
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (4th Floor)
South Bend, IN 46601
574-393-6000
staffing@sbcsc.k12.in.us
 
Job Locations
Studebaker Yas
 
Application Open: 07/26/2018, Filing Deadline: (none)
 
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
356 Special Ed. Employment Specialist


POSITION TITLE:                 Special Education Employment Specialist with INTERN program

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:    INTERN coordinator, Special Education Supervisor                                 

                                             and Special Education Director

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:       180 day school year calendar

LOCATION:                           Studebaker Center

POSITION SUMMARY:
Support special education high school and Young Adult Services (YAS) students in various community work environments.

DUTIES:
•    Complete understanding of the vocational goals and objectives in the student’s IEP
•    Follow specific behavior programs described in the student’s IEP
•    Take initiative and responsibility in carrying out normal and assigned routines of the job
•    Maintain professional appearance which is neat, clean and in keeping with the style of dress required at the community work    site
•    Respect the dignity of all students in all instances
•    Refrain from discussing a student’s behavior in front of the student or others
•    Display sensitivity and patience with students
•    Serve as a role model for students and community job partners
•    Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
•    High school diploma or equivalent and successful completion of sixty or more college credits
•    Demonstrated ability and willingness to work in a collaborative model
•    Excellent history of work attendance and punctuality
•    Willingness to participate in training programs

DESIRED EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING:
•    Successful completion of Employment Support Specialist Training
•    Experience working with students with cognitive disabilities, and behavioral challenges in a vocational setting
•    Experience working with students and families from a diverse range of economic, social and ethnic background
•    Interest in working with students who experience a variety of disabilities in job training and community based vocational training and assessment sites
•    Willing to participate in pre-placement training programs

WORKING CONDITIONS:
•    Ability to function as a team member with other staff
•    Ability to effectively communicate as a SBCSC representative with persons in businesses and agencies outside of the school environments.
•    Ability to respect students rights with regard to confidentiality of information
•    Serve the flexible needs of other special education staff in the community training locations as directed by the program instructor or INTERN coordinator
•    Ability to collect accurate behavior and learning data, maintain reports and records through basic computer skills
•    Communicate appropriately on two-way radios
•    Support students at a variety of sites with flexible schedules subject to change
•    Accept constructive criticism
•    Participate in cross-training for all training sites, subject to change under the direction of the program instructor
•    Ability to work independently for extended periods of time on a daily basis with supervisory responsibilities for students at locations outside of the school setting
•    Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time; both indoors and out
•    Ability to walk distances between training sites in various weather conditions
•    Must hold valid driver’s license and be able to drive to meetings or work sites before, during or after the normal working day using personal transportation.
•    Meet arrival of students on school busses daily, despite weather conditions
•    Ability to assist with a two person lift (minimum of forty pounds) and assist with personal hygiene as needed

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