Education Transition Specialist Job Description

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, eye, 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 promote quality outcomes for school and transition-age consumers on both a systemic and individual level. The Education & Transition Specialist will establish ongoing and collaborative community relationships with partner agencies, assist in the development of resources and data-driven reports, provide outreach and education to professionals, parents, and youth with disabilities, and assist in the coordination and implementation of youth-centered community events. This position is under the supervision of the Director of Transition Programs.

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to jobs@able-sc.org. No phone calls please.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 agencies, local school districts and community partners in order to meet their transition education, employment, and service needs.
  • Represent organization on education and employment-related committees or councils as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast with national education, transition and employment issues, policies and best practice models.
  • Promote best practices in transition services through education and outreach.
  • Develop resources and reports for internal use and for the community’s benefit about best practices in transition.
  • Develop sample policies, procedures, and/or curriculum to improve transition outcomes.
  • Document community activities via reporting and data entry.
  • Serve on the transition team and assist with coordinating and implementing projects and events as assigned.
  • Provide education information and support to educators, parents, community partners, and youth with disabilities.
  • Coordinate projects related to transition, including research, delegation, report writing, and partner relations.
  • Train educators, community partners, and parents on best practices in transition and supported decision making.
  • Carry out additional assignments as delegated by supervisors in a timely manner.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

• Professionalism
• Ethical, Integrity, Honesty
• Emotional Intelligence
• Interpersonal Skills
• Personal Accountability/Self-motivated
• Clarity in Comm
• Attentive to details, high accuracy
• Time management/skilled at prioritizing tasks
• Ability to remain calm under pressure
• Creates a positive work environment, good team player
• Works independently
• Ability to Motivate Others
• Social/Field Intelligence
• Staff Development
• Prudent/Sound Judgment
• Conflict Management/De-escalation
• Identifies and Manages Risks
• Results Driven
• Commitment to Growth/Excellence
• Problem Solving/Multi-dimensional Thinker/Analytical
• Stamina/Ability to finish long-term projects
• Project Management
• Delegation

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, or Rehabilitation Counseling preferred. Must have macro experience.
  • At least two years of documented experience working with persons with disabilities or personal experience with a disability required.
    Education & Transition Specialist – Job Description
  • Knowledge of special education and disability employment systems required.
  • Knowledge of disability rights and IL philosophy required.
  • Knowledge of the service system, benefits, entitlements and supports utilized by people with disabilities.
  • Experience with working in teams to accomplish goals.
  • Experience in the delivery of presentations and training to groups required.
  • Experience in program evaluation required.
  • Working knowledge of community resources available to people with disabilities.
  • 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.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

HOURS: 40 hours per week

Able South Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, or national origin.

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