Vocational Special Needs Coordinator (Grades 9-12) at Maize South High School. Start date 7/27-2021. Approved KSDE Licensure.

Maize (Maize KS, USA) 2 days ago

Job Description

Maize USD 266

Vocational Special Needs Coordinator (Grades 9-12) at Maize South High School. Start date 7/27-2021. Approved KSDE Licensure.

Purpose Statement

The Vocational Special Needs Coordinator supports the instructional program with specific responsibilities for coordinating pre-vocational and vocational training opportunities for special education students; developing work experience opportunities for students by maintaining liaisons with community businesses and organizations; providing information and direction to students; and creating transitions for special needs students from school into a more independent environment within the community.

Essential Functions

  1. Assesses student pre-vocational and vocational needs to develop and implement an educational transition from school to community.
  2. Assists teachers and related staff with the development of lesson plans and instruction supporting students' vocational and pre-vocational skills.
  3. Coaches students in vocational skills (e.g. work requirements, interviewing skills, vocational soft skills, etc.) to enhance their readiness for employment.
  4. Coordinates program activities (e.g. employer and school partners, transportation, community based instruction, vocational room, etc.) and completes activities in a timely manner.
  5. Counsels students (e.g. job search skills, role within the vocational placement, etc.) for the purpose of informing them of employment, career options, and developing an interest in successful job-site performance.
  6. Develops individual education plan goals and other written materials for student IEPs in alignment with strategies/opportunities promoting student success.
  7. Maintains documents, files, and records (e.g. student information, partnership lists, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and providing reliable information.
  8. Monitors students' performance at a variety of work sites according to program guidelines to identify areas requiring additional training and methods for maintaining solid work habits.
  9. Monitors student job locations and ensures compliance with pertinent child labor laws, insurance guidelines, and safety.
  10. Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. workshops, in-services, staff meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines.
  11. Prepares documents, files, and records (e.g. reports, instructions, memos, job coach evaluations, IEP goals and objectives, etc.) and communicates information to other parties.
  12. Promotes the program to the business community for the purpose of educational needs.
  13. Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources to resolve problems, provide information, and refer to appropriate personnel.
  14. Supervises job coaches (e.g. scheduling, evaluating, guiding, supporting, etc.) and ensures standards are achieved and performance maximized.
  15. Transports students and ensures students’ arrival to vocational activities.
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Minimum Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Knowledge of and ability to apply assessment instruments

Ability to operate standard office equipment and software applications

Ability to perform basic math including calculations using fractions, percents and/or ratios

Ability to organize work, set priorities and meet deadlines

Ability to read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group

discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions

Knowledge of appropriate codes, policies, regulations and laws

Knowledge of age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; 

methods of instruction and training; basic disabilities; and behavioral management strategies

Ability to gather, collate, and/or classify data

Ability to communicate with tact and patience

Ability to work with diverse groups and individuals 

Ability to solve problems and analyze issues and create action plans

Ability to establish and maintain constructive relationships

Ability to adapt to changing work priorities and to remain flexible and creative

Ability to work under limited supervision

Ability to work as part of a team and to delegate responsibilities and direct the work of others

Education, Certification

Bachelor’s Degree

KSDE Approved Licensure


Job-related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is desired

Physical Demands, Working Environment

This position generally requires the following physical demands: occasional lifting and carrying up to fifty (50) pounds, some pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 60% walking, and 10% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and in a generally hazard free environment. The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.


All employees are expected to maintain satisfactory attendance and report to work on time every

day.  Frequent unscheduled absences, including late arrivals and early departures, are grounds for

discipline, up to and including discharge.

Reports To: Building Principal


Cleared Background Check

Current TB Test

Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability

Maintains Certificates or Licenses

FLSA Status: Exempt

Terms of Employment: Per Negotiated Agreement

Evaluation: Per Board of Education Policy


Employee Signature _____________________        Date ____________________

Employer Signature _____________________         Date ____________________

Vocational Special Needs Coordinator (Grades 9-12) at Maize South High School. Start date 7/27-2021. Approved KSDE Licensure.

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