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
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

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

•    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

•    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

•    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

•    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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