Transition Coordinator

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Director of Children’s Programs

Work Schedule: 40 hours a week; times may vary; weekends and evenings may be required

Position Summary:  Manage the transition program curriculum, referrals, intakes, and counseling for high school age students (ages 14-24).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, but not limited to:

  • Creates and directs group and individual sessions and program events that are designed to help the student move from school to post –secondary education, vocational education, and integrated employment.
  • Accept and process referrals from DBS.
  • Conduct initial intakes and assessments (ICFAs) with all new students as well as plan review and plan revisions for existing students.
  • Review and ensure program and curriculum meet contract requirements.
  • Create & direct curriculum-based modules to prepare the students for post-secondary education, vocational education or integrated employment.
  • Schedule and coordinate group and individual sessions for the students in relation to their post-secondary needs.
  • Maintain the program budget.
  • Counsel and empower students with communication skills, mobility skills, social interaction, independent living skills, recreation skills, career planning, using assistive technology and visual efficiency.
  • Coordinate with other Lighthouse instructors to provide assessments, instruction and counseling with the students as needed.
  • Coordinate with outside resources to enhance services for the students by providing opportunities for community integration, job shadowing , job readiness, job coaching and work experiences.
  • Coordinate services in conjunction with the goals of the students’ IEP plans (via school) and IPE plans (via DBS).
  • Coordinate and implement extended day, overnight and summer camp activities to best enhance the services for the student.
  • Coordinate and oversee annual summer work experience program
  • Knowledgeable of common medical terms and standard treatment procedures that pertain to clients.
  • Maintains required records.
  • Prepares accurate and timely correspondence and comprehensive reports.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills working with children and adults, expressing ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Maintains professional accreditations, licensing and/or continuing education as required.
  • Participates in staff conferences.
  • Report monthly service units in appropriate database.
  • Attend IFSP’s and IEP’s as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assists with other cases within Children’s Program, or adults, as needed
  • Possess a positive attitude, flexibility, multi-tasking, empathy for students, desire to help students grow, working harmoniously with others, sense of humor.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a BA in rehabilitation of the blind & visually impaired. (MA preferred).
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Experience working with children with disabilities preferred.
  • Completion of required certifications (e.g., CVRT, TVI, or COMS) within 2 years of hire or as required for curriculum compliance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Proficient in use of computers including Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet research.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and/or ability to get to clients’ home or travel within the community.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, their families and the general public.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and criminal background screening.

For immediate and confidential consideration, please forward your resume, application and salary requirements to:

Scott Flagel, CEO
2685 Horseshoe Drive South
Suite 211
Naples, Florida  34104
[email protected]