Special Programs Employment Specialist 2022-23 - Student Services

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Salem Keizer School District
Salem, OR
Sep 16, 2022
Oct 09, 2022
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Special Programs Employment Specialist


To improve student achievement by assisting a licensed teacher in identifying, planning and implementing educational/employability services for identified students including those on IEP. 504, modified diploma and at-risk programs.

The Youth Transition Program (YTP) Specialist serves as liaison between the school

district, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), and the University of Oregon, for the purposes of

increasing positive employment outcomes for students experiencing disabilities. Essential duties

unique to a YTP Specialist include:
  • Identifying and referring Participants to VR; and, as necessary or as requesting by VR,

  • assisting VR in referring Participants to other employment related sources of assistance.
  • For each Participant, gathering and providing school documentation of disability, and

  • key informant information, and other relevant information that can be found in the

    Participant's Summary of Performance and/or IEP to assist VR in determining the

    Participant's eligibility for VR services and identifying the Participant's vocational goals

    and supports
  • Assist Participants in application with VR to acquire transportation in order to keep

  • appointments to assess their eligibility and determine their priority for services. Assist

    with transportation for non-wait listed Participants in order to keep appointments to

    access Independent Plan for Employment services.
  • Coordinate with VR and Participants for additional disability assessment or career

  • exploration activities needed to develop a Participant's Individual Plan for Employment
  • Provide referral and access to individualized and group activities beyond the training or

  • resources that are available to the general Participant body. Examples include job clubs,

    community-based work experience, work skill development, job coaching, community

    mobility training, selection, or enrollment in post-secondary training, arranging for long term

    employment etc.
  • Provide Follow-Up Activities for 12 months following Participant's completion or

  • termination of campus based secondary schooling activities, to ensure access to needed

    resources required for success in post-secondary training or employment.
  • Collect and report data to VR and University of Oregon YTP Technical Assistance Team to

  • document Participant progress toward completion of activities related to IEPs and

    Individualized Plans for Employment.
  • Meet with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor as requested by VR to provide updated

  • information on Participant progress and status of completion of secondary school,

    employment, or post-secondary activities.

    Type: Classified

    Hours per day: 7

    Number of days per year: 187

    Status: Limited Term, ASAP - June 16, 2023

    Hourly Range: $21.04 - $26.91

    Application Procedure: Apply online

    We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. Preference will be given to those applicants with work or lived experience with culturally, linguistically and racially diverse communities.

    Salem-Keizer School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer