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Job Coach/Employment Specialist

Company: Crittenden KY
Location: Marion
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Crittenden County High School is seeking an Employment Specialist for the 2023-2024 school year. The Employment Specialist is an employee of the Crittenden County School System and works under the direct supervision of the Director of Special Education. Candidates should be self-motivated, flexible and resourceful people, and possess high expectations for the inclusion of students with disabilities within the community workforce. The job also requires strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of working with individuals with disabilities, knowledge of the business community and the ability to adapt to various work environments. The employment specialist must attend all required meetings and trainings. Experiences and knowledge in the areas of high school special education, working with businesses, and training individuals with disabilities are preferred.

  • Supervises the district-wide implementation of the Community Work Transition Program
  • Introduces students to various job and industry sectors, provides work based learning experiences,
  • Assists with job attainment, job coaching, placement, assessment, and follow-up services, assist in securing employment for the students, when possible, in the community and surrounding communities prior to exiting high school.
    Facilitates the district-wide implementation of the CWTP program and workplace experiences to work with students with a range of disabilities; including instructional time in a classroom setting with a co-teacher.
    • Coordinates student Vocational Assessment
    • Prepares site related documents including site folders, site file updates, and insurance information
    • Completes written Vocational Assessment, and assists with development of students' IPEs (Individualized Plan for Employment - through VR) and students' IEP (Individual Education Plan with teacher).
    • Works with employers and students to develop personalized jobs.
    • Maintains necessary records for the local school system and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Keeps current and complete information regarding each student participating in the program. Turns in ALL meeting notes, monthly reports and Billing Statements timely for appropriate services and reimbursements.
    • Completes year-end program data report.
    • Attends necessary training as directed by the district Director of Special Education.
      EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age, Bachelors degree preferred.
      In lieu of a Bachelor degree, must supply proof of a high school diploma and pass the Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment OR completion of a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of study at an institution of higher education OR an associate degree or higher.
      OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Also requires a physical exam, TB skin test, Drug Screen and a state/national criminal background check, and CAN check letter. 181 days per year. 7.25 hours per day. Commensurate with qualifications per salary schedule.

Keywords: Crittenden KY, Cedar Rapids , Job Coach/Employment Specialist, Education / Teaching , Marion, Iowa

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