WECARE Transitional Employment Specialist Assistant

Job Title: WECARE Transitional Employment Specialist Assistant

Purpose: To assist WECARE (Webster Enterprises’ Classes for Abilities, Responsibility, and Employability) Program Supervisor with interactive teaching of employability skills, training elements and curricula objectives to implement Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS) to high school students.

Summary of Position:  Serves as work-readiness skills trainer working directly with students ages 14-21 in the areas of job exploration, self-advocacy skills, work-related emotional intelligence and social skills, and work-based learning.  The position includes working one-on-one or with small groups of students in the school-setting, maintaining detailed individual progress notes, and assisting with development and implementation of individualized lesson plans.  Administrative assistant duties include preparing lesson plans, making copies, and maintaining up-to-date evidence-based record keeping for all assigned students.  This full-time 12-month position is grant funded and specific to the 2018-19 academic year.

Key Responsibilities: The duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. School-Based duties:
    1. Reporting to assigned schools for one day per week each for full academic day (8:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.)
    2. Engaging with school personnel in a professional, collaborative manner
    3. Assisting in the development of individualized work-readiness profiles for assigned students
    4. Working one-on-one or with small groups of students on PETS services to provide individualized instruction and work-based learning activities
    5. Attending IEP meetings as requested to provide work-readiness preparedness updates for post-graduation vocational goals for the Transition sections of the IEP and to promote applicable post-secondary program services provided by Webster Enterprises
  2. Office-Based duties:
    1. Maintaining up-to-date service notes on all assigned students, writing reports that are data-driven and grammatically correct detailing student progress to be submitted to Vocational Rehabilitation and school personnel
    2. Preparing copies and curricula material for upcoming sessions
    3. Organizing, securing, and monitoring inventory of commodities and educational materials used in assigned schools
    4. Becoming knowledgeable of and familiar with Webster Enterprises’ Safety policies and Quality policies and accept responsibility for carrying out said policies on a daily basis as an ever-present duty of volunteering
  3. Community-Based duties
    1. Representing Webster Enterprises in a professional manner while building relationships the local business community, client families, school system, and NC Vocational Rehabilitation staff
    2. Promoting Webster Enterprises and WECARE to local businesses and community organizations to market and expand partnerships with Webster Enterprises to facilitate development of Community Work-Based opportunities for third-year WECARE participants.

Reports to:  Director of Program Services

Supervises: N/A.

Education:  Minimum 2-year degree in a Social Science related field, or in related field or High School Diploma PLUS 2 years’ experience working with IDD population.

 Requirements:  Strong organizational skills and office related experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software. Valid NC driver’s license.

Reasonable accommodations will be determined and applied on an individual basis according to the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act.

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