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Overview

WORK YEAR: Full time: 7 hours per day/8:30 am – 4:00 pm/Monday – Friday/12 months/242 days annually (Prorated upon hire)
START DATE: As soon as possible after interview
SALARY: Salary Schedule 5, Range 22, $24.41 – $36.04 per hour. Placement dependent on experience
BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents. Vacation and sick leave accrued. This position qualifies for CalPERS retirement. The employee contribution rate for CalPERS is either 7% or 8% of monthly earnings depending on the membership date. This position also contributes to Social Security. The contribution rate for Social Security is 6.2% of monthly earnings.
AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: Mesa Vista School – Oroville
TO APPLY: Visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1713475
DEADLINE: This position is open until filled; to receive full consideration, please apply by Monday, February 6, 2023 at 4:00 PM
DEFINITION:
The Transition Specialist I provides information to advise students on issues and concerns related to high school completion and prerequisites for postsecondary programs, acts as liaison with students, parents, school staff and community partners regarding students’ education plans, facilitates and coordinates resources for enrollment in high school, postsecondary programs or career options. The Transition Specialist I also assists students in developing daily living skills and ways to access community and parental support services.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:
Transition Specialist I’s are distinguished by their high level of responsibility and decision-making in working with various student populations, including at-risk/high-risk and those with special needs, who need services necessary to successfully transition into school, community, college, and/or employment.
These services include education, college and career readiness and training, and developing daily living skills.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: [May Include, but is not limited to the following.]
1. Assists and supervises students in classroom during academic activities
2. Models appropriate behavior; maintains morale to motivate transitioning students; reinforces appropriate behavior modifications as designated by classroom teachers
3. Evaluates student progress toward educational goals and graduation requirements
4. Operates standard office and classroom equipment and technology
5. Maintains awareness of surroundings, safety needs, physical and emotional changes in students; reports concerns to staff
6. Attends in-service and Professional Learning Community meetings as required
7. Supports credentialed staff with administration of new student assessments and orientation processes and assists in developing student’s education plan and transition portfolio and other program-related-activities
8. Serves as a liaison for students, families, school districts and other related agencies involved in the transition process; provides information and support; assists students in completing necessary forms and obtaining documents for transition, training, education and employment; provides interventions when necessary
9. Participates in and/or facilitates collaborative meetings. Attends IEP meetings, with staff and agencies to provide information and recommendations
10. Develops systems for collecting and comparing student data; maintains accurate records and reports including case notes, charts of student progress, school transcripts, intake/orientation files, records and various related forms
11. Develops and maintains a professional rapport with students, staff and other public agencies
12. Demonstrates sensitivity to needs of students and staff and maintains confidentiality of information regarding students
13. Perform related duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of:
1. Available community resources and services
2. General information regarding career opportunities and related necessary skills
3. Challenges, behaviors and needs of various student populations, including at-risk/high-risk and those with special needs
4. Effective interventions
5. Research techniques
6. Computer operations including word processing and spreadsheets
7. Methods of report writing and record keeping
Ability to:
1. Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms with diverse populations
2. Successfully supervise and monitor students
3. Work independently, follow instructions with a minimum of direction; and give clear directions
4. Be trained in, utilize, and instruct students in behavior management and daily living skills
5. Support academic and vocational assessments
6. Respond quickly in emergency situations
7. Understand and maintain confidentiality of student information
8. Perform general clerical duties including recordkeeping and filing
9. Use a computer to maintain various databases, create certificates and flyers, and conduct online research
10. Use standard office and classroom equipment
Experience and Training:
1. Bachelor’s degree or 96 semester units from an accredited college or university with coursework in Social Sciences, Psychology, Education, Criminal Justice or related fields
2. Experience instructing/facilitating groups of children and/or young adults
3. Experience working with various student populations, including at-risk/high-risk and those with special needs
4. Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Occasional (less than 25%)
Ability to bend and twist, stoop, and kneel
Ability to lift 25 pounds
Ability to carry 15 pounds
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Often (25 – 50%)
Sufficient mobility to move about an office
Very Frequent (76%)
Ability to stand and move around an office
Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations
Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing students and staff
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand
Ability to operate office equipment
Ability to reach in all directions
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.
OTHER:
1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
2. FINGERPRINTING FOR CONDUCTING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED and completed upon offer of employment.
Please note that you may be required to test for COVID-19 if exposed to a positive case
TO APPLY: Visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1713475
Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments;
Incomplete applications will not be accepted
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Three letters of recommendation required, current letters preferred
• Proof of Bachelor’s degree or 96-semester units from an accredited college or university with coursework in Social Sciences, Psychology, Education, Criminal Justice or related fields

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Minimum Hourly Wage: 24.41
Maximum Hourly Wage: 36