METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
|Job Title: ||Transition Assistant ||FLSA: ||Non-Exempt |
|Job Code & Family ||80366 ||Revision Date: ||6.20.16 |
|Salary Plan & Pay Grade: ||Support SCH004 ||Revised By: ||Debra McAdams |
|EEO Code: ||513 ||Comp Reviewed By: ||James Hockaday |
|Grant Funded? ||yes ||# of months; # of days: ||10-mos; 201 days |
JOB SUMMARY & PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS
REPORTS TO: Transition Assistant
DEPARTMENT NAME: Exceptional Education
JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences): Works directly with classroom teachers to assist with the implementation of supports and services reflected in an individual education program (IEP) related to transition services. Provides support to students with specific responsibilities for the development of postsecondary goals Coaches and encourages students to actively engage in the process of job readiness, Job acquisition and job retention. Acts as a liaison between the school and Vocational Rehabilitation.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
|Job Responsibility 1: ||Assists special education teachers and related staff with the implementation of students’ IEPs, related to transition services and assisting with teaching occupational related skills to VR eligible, applicants, or potentially eligible high school students. |
|Job Responsibility 2: ||Monitors student performance in a variety of work sites according to program guidelines (e.g. visits job sites, obtains employer evaluations, serves as a liaison between employer and student, etc.) for the purpose of identifying areas requiring additional training on techniques and methods for maintaining solid work habits. |
|Job Responsibility 3: ||Monitors, collects , gather and organizes school records (IEP, eligibility reports, medical records, evaluations, assessments, etc.) for the eligibility process and coordinating evaluations needed for the eligibility process (vocational, assistive technology, etc.). |
|Job Responsibility 4: ||Assist in the preparation of students for Work Based Learning/Work Adjustment Training (making sure they have a photo ID, wardrobe guidance, transportation, etc.) and communicate any reported/observed needs to the VR Counselor. Provide job retention services when needed. |
|Job Responsibility 5: ||Assist in providing job readiness activities in both group and individual settings, conduct independent living, hygiene, and groom training in both group and individual settings, and in-depth Career Exploration activities in both group and individual settings. |
|Job Responsibility 6: ||Monitor and collect student progress on a monthly basis. Monitor attendance and behavior of student to ensure progress toward measurable post-secondary and employment goals. |
|Job Responsibility 7: ||Attends and actively participates in professional development opportunities to enhance skills and understanding of special populations |
Job Responsibility 8:
|Gather and inform students, VR Counselor, and Transition Case Manager of job leads and available internships. |
Job Responsibility 9:
|Contact clients in post-secondary education placements on a monthly basis to ensure clients are progressing and meeting all required milestones and benchmarks. |
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES, REQUIREMENTS, AND IMPACTS
DATA RESPONSIBILITY: “Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.
Monitors and records data as directed by the community-based classroom teacher and/or exceptional education administrator(s) related to behavior, vocational academics, health and safety, and/or work-based learning goals. Performs clerical functions for the purpose of supporting the teacher. Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records for the purpose of documenting activities and/or providing reliable information.
PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: “People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.
Demonstrates ability to be professional and work with a positive attitude. Demonstrates the ability to problem solve situations. Demonstrates the ability to report all absences to the principal, teacher, and/or secretary. Demonstrates the ability to submit absences to the substitute line. Exhibits professionalism in all areas such as, but not limited to; confidentiality, respect for students, peers, and supervisors, punctuality, good attendance, appropriate hygiene and appearance. Exhibits enthusiasm in the workplace.
MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: “Mathematics” deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.
Competent basic math skills using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; computes ratios, rates, and percentages.
COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: “Communications” involves the ability to read, write, and speak.
Models grammatically correct spoken and written language (English). Respects the confidentiality of all information associated with students. Communicates effectively with all staff.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK: “Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.
Demonstrates the ability to problem solve effectively and remain calm in difficult situations.
IMPACT OF DECISIONS: “Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.
Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.
EQUIPMENT USAGE: “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.
Demonstrates willingness to use any equipment specific to the class, as directed by the community-based classroom teacher (any type of assistive technology including, but not limited to: brailler, computer, augmentative communication device, assistive listening device, etc.)
SAFETY OF OTHERS: “Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.
Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety. Responds to emergency situations immediately.
Exhibits knowledge of the job site’s safety plan. Oversees safety of students on the job site and field trips. Follows correct procedures for lifting. Exhibits knowledge of student safety plans if applicable.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.
High school diploma or GED. Must have “Highly Qualified” status from at least one of these measures: 1) 48 hours from an accredited college, 2) an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college, or 3) current “Paraprofessional Praxis” distinction. LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: “Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.
None. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.
Previous work experience with children under the supervision of other adults required. Proficient in basic computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIREMENTS PHYSICAL DEMANDS: “Physical Demands” refers to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Requires medium to heavy work involving exerting up to 70 pounds of force on a frequent basis and exceptional dexterity and skill in operating machinery, tools, or equipment. Exhibit the ability to lift up to 70 lbs. Able to stand, walk and/or push a wheelchair for extended periods of time. Able to provide assistance and personal care to students. Able to restrain students in an emergency situation. UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS: “Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury.
The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, intense noise levels, vibration, fumes or noxious odors, moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, traffic, and toxic or caustic chemicals. May be exposed to bodily fluids, disease, or pathogens. May receive unintentional injuries from aggressive students. SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS: “Sensory Requirements” refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.
The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, and texture perception.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
Education and Experience Requirements
Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Masters’ degree in counseling, psychology, education or related field.
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Experience: Three (3) years of experience working with children, including experience collaborating with school personnel in the development of strategies and materials to support students.
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Level 5: Persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view
Level 7: Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses through the management of a large department or minor division.
Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.
Level 6: Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports/analysis; speaks to large groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.
Complexity of Work:
Level 7: Performs work involving the application of broad principles of professional management and leadership to solve new problems for which conventional solutions do not exist; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results
Impact of Decisions:
Level 6: Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.
Equipment Usage (if applicable):
Level 1: Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving little or no latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.
Safety of Others:
Level 4: Requires considerable responsibility for the mid-level management of the provision of continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.
ADA Requirements/Compliance Physical Demands:
Level 6: Requires medium work involving standing or walking all of the time, exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular basis, and considerable dexterity and skill in operating machinery and tools.
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Level 8: The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, traffic, disease/pathogens, and violence.
Level 1: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.