SPED TEACHER/COORDINATOR - TSW - MDA

Scottsdale USD 48 ( learn more )

Phoenix , AZ ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2873787
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 7, 2017

Job Description

Available January 8, 2018

 

PAY GRADE:   Certified Salary Schedule

 

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The job of SPED Teacher/Coordinator - Transition from School to Work (TSW) is done for the purpose/s of planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

 

  • Participate in fiscal planning and management activities associated with interfacing TSW with school budgets.
  • Work collaboratively with the school district HR Department in hiring, supervising, and evaluating the Transition Specialist(s).
  • Participate in the writing of continuation applications for funding the TSW.
  • Communicate regularly with school district administrators and individual school administration(s) concerning the status of the TSW.
  • Serve as school district liaison to ADES/RSA and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
  • Establish a public relations and marketing scheme that educates administrators, teachers, parents and students to the TSW.
  • Coordinate activities associated with the recruitment and screening of potential TSW students.
  • Collaborate with the TSW team on procedures necessary for determining student eligibility.
  • Assist the TSW team and the students in initial transition planning for eligible students.
  • Orchestrate transition planning with students, TSW staff, parents, school district personnel, related support services, and appropriate adult services.
  • Develop the TSW curriculum and lesson plans used for the service provision.
  • Teach the TSW curriculum or supervise the teaching of the curriculum by the Translation Specialist.
  • Identify needs for school- and community-based instructional programs in vocational, independent living, and personal/social content areas that complement the student’s job training goals.
  • Identify and analyze local community job sites to develop a variety of appropriate training options for participating students.
  • Implement a system for follow-up of any TSW students/clients that are no longer receiving services through the TSW, or whose file may be closed by VR.
  • Assume a leadership role in the planning and documentation of all TSW team activities.
  • Attend all training seminars offered by RSA and ADE regarding TSW procedures and practices.
  • Assume responsibility for the marketing and public relations associated with TSW in the community, and assist statewide marketing at training seminars and conferences.
  • Network with school and community personnel providing employment and transition services similar to the TSW.
  • Establish procedures that ensure effective case management of TSW students by Transition Specialists.
  • Implement recordkeeping procedures that ensure proper documentation of TSW activities, and that demonstrate collaboration between VR and the school.
  • Help evaluate the effectiveness of the program from the perspectives of relevant stakeholders, including students, parents, employers, schools and rehabilitation counselors.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district and state
  • Single subject teaching credential or certification if teaching a specialized subject
  • State certification
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Knowledge of relevant technology
  • At least five years’ experience in teaching Special Education at secondary level

 

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):

 

  • None

 

KEY COMPETENCIES (position requirements at entry):

 

  • Self-motivation
  • High energy level
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High work standards
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Organizing and planning
  • Learning orientation
  • Critical thinking
  • Stress tolerance
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

 

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.

 

NOTE:

The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Special Education > General Special Education
  • Contact Information

    • Shaun Holmes
    • 3811 N 44th Street
    • Phoenix, Arizona 85018

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