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(ISPA) Transition Coordinator- Special Education

at K12 Inc.

Posted: 6/20/2019
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Requisition Number
19-1522

Title
(ISPA) Transition Coordinator- Special Education

City
Exton

State
PA

Description

Transition Coordinator (ISPA, Special Ed)INSPIRE THE FUTURE

K12 is a dynamic company on a mission to provide the most compelling, comprehensive, and effective K-12 education available. Our employees are a critical part of an organization that is providing powerful, new options for the way children can be educated. They have a passion for education and a drive to make a difference. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of integrity. We have the same high expectations for our employees as we do for the students who are in our programs. These are just a few of the values that make K12 a great place to work.

Passionate Transition Coordinator (ISPA, Special Ed) are needed at the K12 partner school, ISPA. We want you to be a part of our talented team!

ISPA is a rapidly-growing organization that offers our teachers and staff members the excitement of exploring an emerging concept in education. Daily, our talented teachers and staff experience the impact they make on the lives of children. Join us, and be inspired by the potential of our students.

The Special Education Transition Coordinator (SETC) provides both direct and indirect services to support Insight PA Cyber Charter School (ISPA) in the process of preparing students with disabilities for life after they leave high school; including participation in post-secondary education or training, employment, and community living. Additionally, the SETC will serve as the school-based consultant for students transitioning from early intervention to kindergarten. This individual must work collaboratively with students, families, school-based staff and community-based contacts as needed, to ensure meaningful individualized transition planning for Insight PA students with disabilities.

AS A Transition Coordinator (ISPA, Special Ed), YOU WILL..

  • Establishing career and vocational readiness programs and schedules to contribute to special education case managers for IEP team reviews and determinations
  • Communicating regularly with students, families, teachers, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) representatives and/or community-based stakeholders to ensure individualized transition plans and goals are current, measurable, and targeted
  • Plan, organize, and advertise school-sponsored events pertaining to post-secondary transition, such as career fairs, meet and greets, and virtual tours for students and families
  • Inform and collaborate with guidance counselors as it relates to updates to transition plans and/or graduation paths determined by IEP teams
  • Maintain current and ongoing county/regional agency contacts to access resources for post-secondary education & training for students, families, and/or school personnel
  • Establish connections with state and local service providers, consultants, and trainers to expand the school’s resources for home, community, and work-based experience options for students with disabilities
  • Serve as a liaison and ensure effective communication and coordination among students, families, IEP teams, the OVR, and other providers to develop job readiness and independent skills
  • Provide individualized reports of progress on transition goals as needed to inform IEP teams and report progress on transition goals
  • Ensure all students with disabilities have current graduation plans, vocational/career interest inventories, strengths profiles, and interagency contacts as needed

Get to know ISPA!

Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12's learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child's learning.



Establishing career and vocational readiness programs and schedules to contribute to special education case managers for IEP team reviews and determinationsCommunicating regularly with students, families, teachers, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) representatives and/or community-based stakeholders to ensure individualized transition plans and goals are current, measurable, and targetedPlan, organize, and advertise school-sponsored events pertaining to post-secondary transition, such as career fairs, meet and greets, and virtual tours for students and familiesInform and collaborate with guidance counselors as it relates to updates to transition plans and/or graduation paths determined by IEP teamsMaintain current and ongoing county/regional agency contacts to access resources for post-secondary education & training for students, families, and/or school personnelEstablish connections with state and local service providers, consultants, and trainers to expand the school’s resources for home, community, and work-based experience options for students with disabilitiesServe as a liaison and ensure effective communication and coordination among students, families, IEP teams, the OVR, and other providers to develop job readiness and independent skillsProvide individualized reports of progress on transition goals as needed to inform IEP teams and report progress on transition goalsEnsure all students with disabilities have current graduation plans, vocational/career interest inventories, strengths profiles, and interagency contacts as needed
  • Establishing career and vocational readiness programs and schedules to contribute to special education case managers for IEP team reviews and determinations
  • Communicating regularly with students, families, teachers, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) representatives and/or community-based stakeholders to ensure individualized transition plans and goals are current, measurable, and targeted
  • Plan, organize, and advertise school-sponsored events pertaining to post-secondary transition, such as career fairs, meet and greets, and virtual tours for students and families
  • Inform and collaborate with guidance counselors as it relates to updates to transition plans and/or graduation paths determined by IEP teams
  • Maintain current and ongoing county/regional agency contacts to access resources for post-secondary education & training for students, families, and/or school personnel
  • Establish connections with state and local service providers, consultants, and trainers to expand the school’s resources for home, community, and work-based experience options for students with disabilities
  • Serve as a liaison and ensure effective communication and coordination among students, families, IEP teams, the OVR, and other providers to develop job readiness and independent skills
  • Provide individualized reports of progress on transition goals as needed to inform IEP teams and report progress on transition goals
  • Ensure all students with disabilities have current graduation plans, vocational/career interest inventories, strengths profiles, and interagency contacts as needed


Get to know ISPA! ISPA Behind the scenesA Day in the life


Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in School Counseling, Special Education, Social Work, or other field related to K-12 education.
  • Prior experience in a school or community-based setting in which coordinating services and contacts with children, families, and other agencies involved
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
  • Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation upon request
  • Certificates and Licenses: PA teacher certification (must include grades 7-12) or Board licensure in School Social Work, School Counseling, School Psychology, or other relevant field

(Other/Preferred/Desired) Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 applications and demonstrable proficiency with computer-based organizational tools
  • Exceptional self-management skills with the ability to work autonomously and take initiative for the betterment of Insight PA student supports
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm for students in the pursuit of their desired post-secondary outcomes
  • Ability to travel throughout the state, including overnight for scheduled school-based events or as needed to perform primary duties
  • Ability to pass required background check
WHO ARE WE?

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.



Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree in School Counseling, Special Education, Social Work, or other field related to K-12 education.Prior experience in a school or community-based setting in which coordinating services and contacts with children, families, and other agencies involvedEquivalent combination of education and experience Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) Letter(s) of recommendation upon request Certificates and Licenses: PA teacher certification (must include grades 7-12) or Board licensure in School Social Work, School Counseling, School Psychology, or other relevant field(Other/Preferred/Desired) QualificationsProficiency in Microsoft 365 applications and demonstrable proficiency with computer-based organizational toolsExceptional self-management skills with the ability to work autonomously and take initiative for the betterment of Insight PA student supportsHigh level of energy and enthusiasm for students in the pursuit of their desired post-secondary outcomesAbility to travel throughout the state, including overnight for scheduled school-based events or as needed to perform primary dutiesAbility to pass required background check

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in School Counseling, Special Education, Social Work, or other field related to K-12 education.
  • Prior experience in a school or community-based setting in which coordinating services and contacts with children, families, and other agencies involved
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
  • Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation upon request
  • Certificates and Licenses: PA teacher certification (must include grades 7-12) or Board licensure in School Social Work, School Counseling, School Psychology, or other relevant field

(Other/Preferred/Desired) Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 applications and demonstrable proficiency with computer-based organizational tools
  • Exceptional self-management skills with the ability to work autonomously and take initiative for the betterment of Insight PA student supports
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm for students in the pursuit of their desired post-secondary outcomes
  • Ability to travel throughout the state, including overnight for scheduled school-based events or as needed to perform primary duties
  • Ability to pass required background check


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