Newport Mesa Unified School District

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Job Transition Coach #29-20

at Newport Mesa Unified School District

Pay: $39239.4 to $48083.6/year
$39239.4 - $48083.6
Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2594515

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description: The Vacancy, Basic Function, Minimum Qualifications

There is currently one opening for 6 hours per day, 5 days per week, 9 months per year.   This position involves working with our special education students out in the community setting.  The current opening is in the Harper-STEP Program of our Special Education Department.  The anticipated working hours would be 7:30 am - 2:00 pm (with a half an hour unpaid lunch)

Please apply online at and follow the link for classified open positions.

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of duties in support of employment placement and vocational development of special education students to enhance school to career awareness and transition; provide job coaching, training and information to special education students; assist students with developing vocational, employability and job searching skills; provide support and positive role modeling for special education students in work experience jobs.

Any combination equivalent to:  graduation from high school and two years experience working with individuals in a vocational, instructional or related environment including some experience with individuals with special needs.

Valid California driver's license.

Examination Procedures & Information

The supplemental to the application will be reviewed and rated for certification.  These questions are required at the time of application and are qualifying.

Exam Weight

Written Examination (NCLB written exam) - 50%
Qualifications Appraisal Interview - 50%
The written exam will  be offered at various dates and times the last 2 weeks of October. The interview date is tentatively scheduled for November 12th.  You will be notified via email regarding your ability to participate in the recruitment process.

Applications will be reviewed for minimum requirements.  However, Newport-Mesa Unified School District reserves the right to hold a competitive screening based on the number of applications and the needs of the District.

Eligibility list will be certified and established for six (6) months in the event another position becomes available.

If you elect to have Newport-Mesa Unified School District (hereafter, 'District') contact you via email regarding your application and the hiring process, please be aware that the District is not responsible for any contacts you may have blocked on your email service.  Unclaimed emails to applicants are not the responsibility of the District. In an effort to allow our emails through your personal spam filter, you can try to add and domains to your safe senders list.

Job Responsibilities

Perform a variety of duties in support of employment placement and vocational development of special education students to enhance school to career awareness and transition; monitor, assess and adjust training and development activities in response to student progress and performance.
Provide training and information to assist special education students with obtaining and maintaining employment; train and assist students in the development of vocational, job searching, resume and interview skills; assist students in establishing and pursuing employment goals and objectives, and completing employment forms and applications.
Escort and train students in the proper use of public transportation to and from work and school sites; monitor safety of students in a variety of indoor and outdoor travel settings including educational, vocational and community based settings; teach students travel, self-advocacy, safe pedestrian skills and strategies to adapt to unfamiliar places and situations.
Monitor and assess student progress at work and at community based instruction sites; provide workability and transition services to students; assist students at job training sites and provide work instructions through verbal instructions, demonstration and actual job performance.
Provide support and positive role modeling for special education students in work experience jobs; implement positive behavior management techniques; encourage and assist students in developing appropriate job skills, social skills and independence.
Assess student needs and abilities and provide appropriate job training strategies; conduct follow up, job shadowing, and post-employment services with employers and students in accordance with established timelines and procedures.
Interview students and conduct assessments; administer appropriate tests according to established procedures and guidelines; determine if students are work-ready; refer students to potential employers and other opportunities according to needs, interests and abilities.

Assist student with completing various classroom assignments, homework and projects related to vocational development; monitor, oversee and assist students with drills and practices; explain and assure student understanding of classroom, job site and other assignments.
Maintain monthly calendars for community based instruction.
Utilize fading techniques to gradually withdraw support and modeling as students achieve quality and quantity standards; monitor student progress.
Assist students with developing self-help, toileting, feeding, personal hygiene, social and communication skills; lift, push or move students in and out of wheelchairs.
Prepare and maintain a variety of records and files including assessments, observations, progress and other related records; collect data for IEP's; perform clerical duties as assigned.
Operate a variety of office and work based equipment; demonstrate proper operation of equipment to students; operate a timer, a computer and assigned software; drive a vehicle to various sites to conduct work.
Communicate with other departments and outside agencies to coordinate activities, resolve issues or concerns or exchange information.
Coordinate field trips for career exploration, work site tours, meetings, presentations and other activities.
Order and maintain supplies as needed.
Assist in transition programs and activities as requested.
Perform related duties as assigned.
General practices, procedures and techniques involved in providing employment placement, vocational development and job coaching services.
Student guidance principles and practices related to students with special education needs.
Restrictions and symptoms of various disabilities.
Federal and State job placement requirements and labor laws, and work permit requirements.
Job coaching techniques.
Public transportation routes and schedules.
Mobility training techniques.
Positive role modeling for special education students.
Problems and concerns of students with special needs.
Training and employment opportunities in the community.
Principles, practices and procedures of vocational training programs.
Basic instructional methods and techniques.
Job site procedures and appropriate student conduct.
Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
Operation of a computer and other assigned office and related equipment.
Perform a variety of duties in support of employment placement and vocational development of special education students to enhance school to career awareness and transition.
Train and assist students in developing vocational, job searching, resume and interview skills.
Monitor, assess and adjust training activities in response to student progress, performance and behavior.
Provide job coaching, mentoring and training to enhance vocational skills among assigned students.
Utilize fading techniques to gradually withdraw support and modeling as students.
Assist students in completing employment applications, utilizing computers and online resources, and preparing cover and thank you letters and other correspondence.
Demonstrate a variety of vocational functions, tasks and activities.
Provide career and job related advisement.
Refer students to potential employers according to needs, interests and abilities.
Operate standard office and job site equipment.
Understand and relate to students with special needs.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Implement positive behavior management and positive reinforcement techniques.
Meet schedules and time lines.

Classroom, outdoor and community based learning environment including      
working with young adults with various mental, emotional and physical handicaps.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Seeing to read a variety of materials.
Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling students in and out of wheelchairs.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students.
Walking to public transportation and to accompany students to job sites.

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