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Transition Coordinator 

Category Camp/Afterschool  
Description

Our ever-growing Empower Recreation Program has added a new scope of work (Transition to Employment), creating an immediate opportunity for a Transition Coordinator to join their team. This is a Full Time position offering competitive salary and full benefits. If you have the qualifications needed and are interested in a new and rewarding position, please apply within for further consideration.

Position Summary:

The Transition Coordinator for High School Students and Adults is responsible for the planning, facilitating and implementation of Transition to Employment activities for individuals 16 to 26 years old. Responsibilities of this position will also include career exploration, job skill development, and engaging community partners and local businesses. This position is responsible for ensuring best practices and supports based on the personal outcomes of the individual and/or family. This position will assist in the supervision of Transition Coaches and has direct supervision of Transition Coaches in the absence of the Director.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Represents program to parents, participants, potential staff, staff, stakeholders, etc.
  • Plans, facilitates, implements, and supervises the safe and therapeutic recreation of the program including field trips, scheduled activities, and daily programming.
  • Arranges for all program logistics and appropriate activity planning and implementation.
  • Ensures staff are trained on safety and emergency procedures, as well as how to assess environmental safety.
  • Develops a “Job Club” to develop participant’s skills in resume planning, interviewing, mock interviews, grooming and other job skill related activities.
  • Conducts interest inventories with participants.
  • Engages community businesses and develops relationships to foster job shadowing and internships.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of Transition Coaches providing supports. Ensures Transition Coaches are working appropriately scheduled hours.
  • Anticipates staffing needs and responds to schedule changes, taking the appropriate action to avoid problems.
  • Provides coaching and counseling to Transition Coaches and assists in preparation and delivery of performance reviews.
  • Assists in the recruitment and supervision directly and indirectly of all programs participants.
  • Assists in the development of program publicity and disseminates information.
  • Assists with setting fundraising goals and implementing fundraising activities.
  • Assists with the routine administration of approved medications.
  • Promotes positive team and employee interaction and communication.
  • Assists in maintaining adequate records on all programs.
  • Assists Director in overall management of program as needed.
  • Implements appropriate crisis response for any emergency, i.e. health or medically related, or an environmental emergency.
  • Drives van or company vehicle when needed to transport participants.
  • Assists with the on-going evaluation of all programming, implementing corrective action as needed to improve operations considering participant needs/interests and with special regard to emerging rehabilitation or therapeutic philosophies as they apply to the program philosophy.
  • Assumes responsibilities of Director in their absence.
  • Follows and assures compliance with all Easter Seals Policies and Procedures.
  • Demonstrates Easter Seals valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment and Caring as appropriate to position.
  • Protects the rights of those persons served and supports the right to dignity, humane care and freedom from abuse, neglect, exploitation and mistreatment.
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality, manages use of PTO time, and follows all policies and procedures regarding time off.
  • Ensures completion of required training within prescribed timeframes for self and staff.
  • Performs related duties as requested.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position will assist with supervision of Transition Coaches and may supervise Transition Coaches and Administrative Assistant in the absence of the Director.
 
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an entity approved by USDOE or CHEA in recreation, special education, or related human service field preferred.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with individuals enrolled in workplace readiness training and supported employment.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Must have a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance.
  • Must have reliable transportation that will allow movement throughout the program delivery area, and be willing to transport individuals receiving services as needed.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check and acceptable motor vehicle record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Measurable knowledge, skills and experience in therapeutic programming and personal care assistance with populations of individuals with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.
  • Experience with personnel supervision, interpersonal relationships, discipline, training and leadership.
  • Experience in teaching life skill and job readiness in a group and / or individual setting.
  • Experience in and ability to train staff in implementation of recreational activities, personal care, activity adaptations, etc.
  • Ability to observe participant and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and communicate effectively with staff members in order to achieve a beneficial and therapeutic program.
  • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to specific activities.
  • Ability to analyze and provide assistance in activity and personnel problem areas.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Transition Coordinator  
Division Empower  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Empower Ahoskie  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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