Director of Youth Transition Programs Job Description
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH TRANSITION PROGRAMS (FULL-TIME)
Able South Carolina (Able SC) is South Carolina’s premier organization promoting disability rights, independence, and equity for individuals with disabilities. Serving throughout the state, Able SC promotes individual leadership, creative teamwork, and cultivates a shared pride in the future of an inclusive state.
Able SC offers a competitive salary with benefits including health, dental, vision, life, Employee Assistance Program, and contribution to a retirement plan. Paid leave includes vacation, sick leave and 18 holidays annually.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The purpose of this position is to direct the organization’s transition services, advocate for equitable and evidence-based education and transition services, and establish collaborative community relationships in order to ensure quality outcomes with transition-age consumers. The Director of Transition Programs would coordinate partnerships with state and local education and vocational agencies, school districts, and community organizations. They would also oversee the curriculum, programming and services provided to students.
TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Location: Columbia, SC or Greenville, SC
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week.
Salary Range: Based on experience and qualifications.
- Serve as an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.
- Disseminate knowledge of IL philosophy to staff, consumers and the community at large.
- Create relationships with state and local educational and vocational partners in order to meet their transition service needs.
- Represent Able SC and the disability community on transition related committees or councils as appropriate.
- Keep abreast with national transition, education and employment issues, policies and best practice models.
- Promote best practices in transition services through education, advocacy, and outreach.
- Develop sample policies, procedures, position statements, and/or curriculum to improve transition outcomes.
- Document program activities via reporting and data entry.
- Maintain reporting requirements and communicate outcomes to funders and stakeholders
- Provide content and logistical oversight and support for youth-related events, including Equip Summer Series, SC Youth Leadership Forum, and other youth-focused events.
- Supervise and monitor school visits and youth programs for quality assurance.
- Carry out additional assignments as delegated by supervisors in a timely manner.
Supervision of Transition Staff and programs. At least two years of supervisory experience or program coordination preferred.
- A Master’s degree in Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, or Social Work preferred. Must have macro experience.
- At least two years of documented experience working with youth with disabilities or personal experience with a disability required.
- Knowledge of disability rights and IL philosophy required.
- Knowledge of the service system, benefits, entitlements and supports utilized by people with disabilities, specifically as it relates to educational and vocational services.
- Experience with working in teams to accomplish goals.
- Experience in the delivery of presentations and training to groups.
- Experience in advocacy work or systems change work.
- Experience in program evaluation required.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- Must be able to operate a computer.
- Knowledge of assistive technology and related resources
- Ability to Motivate Others
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
- Understands complex data and technical writing
- Attentive to details, high accuracy
- Clarity in Communication
- Commitment to Growth/Excellence
- Confident and Engaging
- Conflict Management/De-escalation
- Creates a positive work environment; good team player
- Demonstrates proficiency with cross-disability
- Emotional Intelligence
- Ethical, Integrity, Honesty
- Identifies and Manages Risks
- Interdepartmental knowledge/understands programs & services
- Interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of best practices
- Knowledge of govt/politics
- Leadership on a state and national level
- Organizational Leadership
- Partnership Building/Builds Trust
- Personal Accountability/Self-motivated
- Persuasive Communication/Commands Respect
- Problem Solving/Multi-dimensional Thinker/Analytical
- Project Management
- Provides consumer driven services
- Prudent/Sound Judgment
- Public Speaking/Presentation Skills
- Relates well to youth population
- Results Driven
- Social/Field Intelligence
- Staff Development
- Stakeholder Management
- Stamina/Ability to finish long-term projects
- Time management/skilled at prioritizing tasks
- Works independently
Able South Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, or national origin.