Transition Specialist - Student Services

Tualatin, OR
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
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Transition Specialist - Student Services

This is a 10 month position, with some additional work over the summer that is paid through a separate stipend.

Please note: To comply with Governor Kate Brown's Executive Order, all staff, substitutes and volunteers in K-12 schools are required to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021. Upon hire we will need to collect a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card or evidence of a qualifying medical or religious exception from the mandate.


Under the supervision of the Director of Student Services or Assistant Director of Student Services, performs a wide variety of tasks to support students in transition to successful post-school outcomes. The Transition Specialist focuses primarily on supporting students served by Special Education in the development of job-readiness skills. For a large part of the work, Transition Specialists work within the framework of the Youth Transition Program, partnering with the University of Oregon and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) to coordinate work experiences, job shadows, internships, and employment opportunities. The work of the Transition Specialist occurs mainly during the school year, but there is an expectation of summer work as well.


An employee in this position is expected to have the ability to work independently and collaboratively to connect students to employment resources. They will also be efficient, accurate and systematic in data collection and reporting. The transition specialist will work with Special Education case managers to support students in developing and working toward transition goals on their Individualized Education Program (IEP). In addition, the transition specialist will connect with employers and other community resources to develop employment or pre-employment opportunities for students.

Employees at this level must exercise a high degree of independent judgment and professionalism.


The role of the Transition Specialist is to collaborate with the Special Education team and community to help young adults in obtaining skills and experiences to support them in a successful transition to careers and/or post-secondary education. Examples of duties include:
  • Coordinating services with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors;
  • Working with students to develop an Individualized Plan of Employment (IPE);
  • Collaborating with case managers on transition activities for Individualized Education Program (IEP);
  • Coordinating work experiences, job shadows, resume writing, job interviewing, career exploration, paid & unpaid internships, employment, community mobility training, work skill development, long-term employment supports & post secondary training;
  • Connecting with local business and community resources - including community colleges, chamber of commerce, DHS, etc.
  • Providing or coordinating vocational assessments;
  • Maintaining systematic and accurate data about student employment outcomes as established in the YTP grant;
  • Respecting student confidentiality;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Special Education law & practice;
  • Current office practices, procedures, keyboarding, and equipment;
  • Rules, regulations, procedures and functions of the district;

Ability to:
  • Read, write, and follow oral and written instructions with little supervision;
  • Work independently on complex tasks;
  • Effectively and politely communicate and maintain harmonious relationships with students, families, other school staff, potential employers, outside agencies, and the general public;
  • Maintain confidentiality in all phases of work, i.e. records, meetings, etc.
  • Complete all district required trainings.

  • Previous experience working with students with disabilities and/or employment supports is desirable.

  • Two years or equivalent as required by Oregon Administrative Rules, Oregon Dept. of Education.
  • BS, BA or AA, AS degree desired.

Community and District Information:

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nestled within two thriving cities, West Linn and Wilsonville, within the rural area of Clackamas County. Both communities have a strong legacy of support for their schools, music and arts endeavors, and the overall well-being of their patrons. The school district and surrounding communities have experienced steady, constant growth over the past three decades. The estimated student population of the District as of December 2020 is 9,206.

It is the policy of the West Linn-Wilsonville Board of Education and School District (WLWV) that no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veterans' status, genetic information, or disability shall occur if the employee with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. These protections apply to students, employees, and other members of the public. West Linn-Wilsonville School District is committed to equal access and equal opportunity in all activities/services, educational programs, and employment. Persons having questions regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, 503-673-7095.

  • Position Type:Part-time
  • Positions Available:1
Job Category :Special Education > Transition Specialist
Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Shyla Waldern , HR
  • 22210 SW Stafford Road
  • West Linn,Oregon 97068
  • Phone: 503-673-70000
  • Email: click here