APPLICANT POOL: REHAB COUNSELOR - TRANSITION SPECIALIST

    Albuquerque Public Schools
    Albuquerque, NM 87101
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    SUMMARY: 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.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    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.
    DUTIES: 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.
    WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 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:
    • Satisfactory completion of criminal background verification.
    EDUCATION AND LICENSURE: 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.
    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Eulalia Gonzales / eulalia.gonzales@aps.edu

    APPLY TO:

    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.

    ADDITIONAL INFO:

    SALARY:

    Salary Schedule A

    DAYS:

    208

    HOURS:

    ADA Compliance
    Posting ID: 554940903Posted: 2020-07-14