Salary range: 30
Reports to: Special Education Teacher/Director of Special Education
Position requires a flexible schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as required by student needs.
Under supervision of the Vocational Education Teacher/Manager, initiate, develop, and organize linkages with surrounding employers to create job opportunities appropriate for students with special needs. Provide individualized service to PAUSD students to determine job-training goals, ongoing job development, and job coaching to support the job placement process.
- B.A. degree or equivalent coursework or training in a closely related field
- Experience with job development, placement and travel training. An understanding of disabilities and compensatory techniques for enhancing student success
- Satisfactory work history
- Successful experience demonstrating tact, courtesy, positive attitude and maintaining cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work
- Have and maintain valid California Driver's license and driving record that meets Palo Alto Unified School District's insurance requirements
- Reliable automobile transportation for use between sites during working hours
- Flexible schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as required by student needs.
- Develop job opportunities appropriate for students and prepare specific job task analysis to facilitate the job and client matching
- Provide job skill training for PAUSD students working in the community
- Work with the employer on location, provides consultation in training methods, behavior management, or other related issues
- As necessary, provide travel destination training for students
- Ensure compliance with safety and confidentiality standards
- Act as program monitor for assigned students. Complete requisite forms and accountability documentation including, but not limited to incident reports, case recordings, termination, student attendance records
- Act as liaison between employers and students; provide intervention and consultation as needed
- Assess and document student progress; evaluate quality control
- Maintain case records of assigned students; participate in case review and goal planning
- Maintain a professional relationship with employers, parents, consumers and others; represent PAUSD in the community
- Act as an advocate on behalf of students served
- As required, coordinate services of hourly job coaches
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned to ensure quality and efficiency of program services
- Establish linkages with employers to develop job opportunities appropriate for students
- Prepare specific job tasks analysis to facilitate the job and student matching
- With appropriate training, provide First Aid or CPR
- Read, interpret and follow regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Interest and ability to understand and relate with disabled students;
- Ability to relate in a positive and constructive manner with students, parents, staff members, and the community;
- Ability to accept supervision and work cooperatively as a team member with all Employment Services staff;
- Ability to observe, evaluate, document, and communicate verbally and in writing, student performance and social behavior;
- Knowledge and understanding of physical and mental disabilities;
- Self-direction; flexibility; utilization of critical thinking skills; ability to make sound decisions; good organizational and record-keeping skills;
- Thorough knowledge of concepts and methods of job development, and organizational linkages with surrounding employers to create job opportunities appropriate for students with special needs;
- School district policy, rules and regulations;
- Office methods and equipment, including computers and ancillary equipment;
- English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; letter and report writing; answering telephones and relaying messages;
- Applicable sections of state education code and other applicable laws.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to drive a car. Position entails interaction with students; the employee is required to work in classroom setting and out in the community in workplace settings. The job entails potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes; exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases; and for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Work Year: 11 Months
Revision Date: 09/28/2012
Initial date: 10/28/2012
Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.