Coordinates career counseling and career development services for special education students in the high school and middle schools; provide technical assistance to ensure appropriate transition planning and coordinate non-school services.
Incumbent must achieve the following outcomes with or without reasonable accommodation:
Provides leadership in curricular changes to facilitate transition plans. AT SCHOOL LEVEL OR IEP LEVEL?)
- Serves as interagency liaison between the school, community agencies, post-secondary institutions and their special services departments and employers. (IN WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES?)
- Provides and facilitates career counseling services to special education students
- Provides technical assistance, and training, to special education teachers in developing and implementing transition plans.
- Coordinates transition program development at high school and middle school levels which support planning and supports a continuum of career development activities.
- Assists and collaborates with school counselor concerning pre-registration planning, registration, and developing course selection options for students to assist in meeting transition plans.
- Provides career and post-secondary planning information and training to parents of special education students.
- Collaborates/partners with families to develop a compliant and meaningful transition plan. TRAINING TO TASK)
- Collaborates with general education staff involved in school-to-career transition programs.
- Collaborates with the Instructional Manager and school staff to ensure implementation and compliance of transition plans.
- Maintains current labor market information, post-secondary information, and materials to assist special education teachers in identification of student preferences and skills.
- Collects follow-up study data. Maintains and interprets data in District follow-up study
- Provides technical assistance to sponsor teachers and counselors on outside agency and post-secondary applications.
- Collaborates with teachers, counselors and post-secondary staff to provide and facilitate transition assessments and post-secondary placement/entrance exams.
In addition to the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must perform the following duties:
- Complies with state-approved Code of Ethics of the Education Profession and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations.
- Articulates and facilitates the implementation of the mission and values of the Albuquerque Public Schools.
- Safeguards confidentiality of privileged information.
- Prepares and maintains accurate and complete records and reports as required by law, state directives, District policy and administrative regulations.
- Shares the responsibility for the supervision and care of District inventory, proper and safe use of facilities, equipment and supplies, and reports safety hazards promptly.
- Maintains professional relationships and works cooperatively with employees, the community and other professionals.
- Maintains professional competence through individual and staff training, in-service educational activities and self-selected professional growth activities.
- Attends and/or conducts staff meetings and participates on committees within area of responsibility.
- Performs other tasks related to area of responsibilities as requested or assigned by an immediate supervisor.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:
The minimum expectations for this job are as follows:
- Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem solving skills.
- Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone.
- Knowledge of APS community, computer system, financial and legal requirements.
- Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects and coordinate the work of others.
- Knowledge of District policies on immunization, medication, first aid, emergencies and child abuse/neglect.
- Knowledge of school-to-careers transition planning, supported employment and a Unified Educational System.
- Five years of experience in special education, vocational training or related area providing services to students with disabilities.
- Professional training and experience in vocational evaluation, rehabilitation counseling, special education teaching or areas related to outcome based education preferred.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:
- The incumbent works with various APS staff members in a team environment including the administrative staff, State Department personnel, APS legal counsel, parents, students, advocates and others outside the District.
- Frequent interactions with people in person and on the phone will be necessary.
- Travel from location to location will be necessary.
- Duties are primarily performed in a normal school or office environment.
REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED APS PRE-EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE:
- Satisfactory completion of criminal background verification.
The minimum requirements for this job are as follows:
- Master's degree in vocational evaluation, counseling, special education, psychology, transition or related field.
- Valid New Mexico driver's license.
- Valid Rehabilitation Counseling License issued from the NM Public Ed. Department.
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APPLY ONLINE: WWW.APS.EDU, APS Jobs, Certified Application.
In addition to providing supporting documents to meet the position requirements, you must also submit an updated cover letter & resume.
Salary Schedule A
Posting ID: 554940903Posted: 2020-07-14