OCALI Secondary Transition Consultant
OCALI is a recognized global leader in creating and connecting resources and relationships to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best lives for their whole lives.
The Lifespan Transitions Center (LTC) at OCALI offers resources, training, technical assistance, and consultation to support the successful transition of individuals with autism and multiple disabilities throughout their school careers and into their adult lives.
OCALI is seeking a Secondary Transition Consultant to work with the Program Director of the LTC, and other staff on the implementation of the mission and deliverables of the Center.
- Master’s degree in the education field - preferably disability or leadership field with current valid license within the state of Ohio. Transition to Work Endorsement preferred.
- Extensive experience in the development of comprehensive transition plans as part of a multi-agency team that includes the planning and implementation of Age Appropriate Transition Assessment (AATA).
- Knowledge of Evidence Based Predictors of Postsecondary Success, Evidence Based Practices for Transition Youth, and Kohler’s Taxonomy
- Experience in supporting transition age youth with complex needs.
- Extensive knowledge of agencies involved with secondary transition.
- Knowledge and experience in cross agency collaboration and educational environments.
- Experience with Career Center is preferred
- Innovation in family and youth engagement during the transition years – a plus.
- Well-versed across the spectrum of school settings, facilitating communication among school personnel, families, and other providers with an emphasis on equity and inclusivity
- Professional development or training experience including production and delivery of content
- Experience and success in facilitating teams and workgroups
- Experience with consultation and coaching educators to implement evidence-based strategies for students with complex needs.
- Experience and proficiency with technology applications (including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, iChat/Skype, etc.) and online environments
- Ability to host virtual meetings and conduct virtual trainings
- Ability to independently travel within the state for meetings, consultation, and professional development when needed
- Innovative thinker, strong initiative, driven to complete projects, and ability to leverage resources while maintaining focus on the global organizational mission Self-directed professional, with strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
- Team player who values the success of the overall group
Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
- Work with the Lifespan Transitions Center program director and other staff to continue the implementation of statewide work in the area of secondary transition.
- Facilitate work with Secondary Transition and Workforce Development priorities through collaborative partnerships with SST Transition Consultants and Career Technical Planning District (CTPD) Consultants to create professional development tools, activities, guidance and materials to promote consistent information and technical assistance to school districts.
- Collaborate with state partners (Education and other agencies serving transition youth and young adults), and regional structures (SSTs, ESCs, County Boards of DD, OMJ, etc.) to ensure development of a connected network for planning and delivering resources in a coordinated way ensuring representation of under-represented groups. Engage in development of effective training, both online and face-to-face, for school teams, families of transition aged youth, and community partners in the area of secondary transition.
- Work collaboratively with internal and external partners to identify and develop meaningful and effective products to include online information and resources for families and professionals working with transition aged youth.
- Demonstrate accuracy, responsiveness, and excellent communication when fielding center phone calls, participating in meetings and trainings, and responding to emails and other written correspondence with internal and external customers.
- Provides consultation and coaching to regional structures (SSTs, ESC, etc.) and LEAs and their partner agencies as they work to build capacity to meet the needs of secondary transition.
- Provide technical assistance and support to agencies in the secondary transition process.
- In collaboration with other center staff, guide and support school districts as they develop strategies to support secondary transition.
- Collect and track data to guide decision making for transition resource development and supports
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Lifespan Transitions Center program director and OCALI directors, which may include supporting district technical assistance initiatives, participating on grant writing teams, conference support, etc.
- Independently travels within the state for meetings, consultation, and professional development when needed.
Commensurate with experience and in accordance with specified salary schedule
Program Director of the Lifespan Transitions Center at OCALI; Assistant Director and Executive Director of OCALI
Please complete the employment application through this online system.