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1033 BEST-Community Partner Liaison

Providence School District
Providence, RI, US

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Product, Services & Policy, Partnerships
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Position Type:
Student Support Services

Date Posted:

Mount Pleasant High School

Location: Mount Pleasant High School

Job Description:
Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Special Education the Community Partner Liaison will be responsible for completing community-based, integrated vocational evaluations on students with disabilities, providing recommendations for student planning, and formulating and implementing job placement strategies and employment skills as part of the student's Employment Planning Team. The Special Education Director will provide leadership in the development, implementation and administration of transition services including: IEP development, transition services, assessments and activities including related services. The Community Partner Liaison will work within the community to establish vocational sites and business relationship to provide vocational training, supported employment services and job development sites for students to experience community based services.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Deliver programs in a positive manner, interacting with the general public and colleagues
  • Adheres to applicable federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations for all children including those with Intellectual/Development DisabilitiesIs able to develop accurate, understandable, and effective vocational evaluation reports and is able to present such materials in an effective mannerParticipates as a team member with appropriate individuals/agencies to develop and implement the IEPs and ISPs of students with disabilities, including embedding student's identified vocational needs into the document.Assists districts' staff in the conduct of activities which include interagency coordination, resource/referral services, and other transition and vocational issues deemed appropriate.At the request of the district, communicates with staff, parents and agencies to develop understanding of transition/vocational program issues and activities.Communicates positively and effectively with parents, children, colleagues, and other agency personnel which maintaining confidentiality in compliance with FERPA/HIPAA and other regulationsCollaborating with District staff, selects, administers, scores/interprets appropriate vocational assessments and writes vocational evaluation reports for individual students with disabilities.Assists district personnel with the accurate gathering and recording of data required for transition/vocational purposes.In accordance with federal/state/district regulations, documents services to students as identified in the ISP in collaboration with state agencies.Works in the community to identify vocational sites for community employment and integrated services.Completes all record keeping and reporting documentation in a timely comprehensive and accurate manner.Help employers/agencies understand the needs and abilities of disabled peopleCreate career plans based on clients' values, strengths, interests and goalsAdvocate for the rights of people with disabilities to live in the community and work in the job of their choiceAttend professional development and training to enhance skills in this areaAny and all other duties assigned

Hourly Range: 28.74 - 37.19
10 Month Position

Education Training and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University, currently enrolled in a Master's Program in Rehabilitation Counseling or a related field
Master's Degree from an accredited College or University in Rehabilitation Counseling

Certificate/License Required:
Certified or working towards certification as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local policies, rules, laws, regulations, and legislation pertaining to special education and transition services.Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with other offices, school staff, parents, and community members.Leadership skills in facilitating group processes and planningStrong written and oral communication skillsAbility to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff, business associates, and general community.Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately.Ability to exercise initiative and make independent decisions to reschedule work to meet deadlines or to effectively handle emergency work.Computer literateEffective Listening skills to provide give their full attention to students in order to understand their problems, concerns, interests, and values.Effective people skills. Being able to work with different types of people is essential to this position. The Community will spend most of their time working directly with students, families, employers, or other professionals. They must be able to develop a good working relationship.Effective Speaking skills. The Community Partner Liaison needs to be able to communicate with clients effectively, expressing ideas and information in a way that is easily understood.
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