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Teacher, Itinerant - Special Education Transition CoachJobID: 41229
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Instructional - Secondary (6th thru 12th)/Social Studies - General
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HCC Life Skills
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HCC Life SkillsCentralCertified Teachers
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30001144Teacher Contract10
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POSITION TITLE: Teacher, Itinerant - Special Education Transition Coach

Job Code: 003070



JOB FAMILY: Academics

The Teacher, Itinerant - Special Education Transition Coach is responsible for the provision of support and information to students and campus personnel in order to assist students in developing the competencies with their post-secondary goals. These post-secondary goals could include goals related to college and/or careers, as well as goals related to independent living.

  • Assists campuses with the development and progress toward mastery of transition goals and objectives in the implementation of the IEP.
  • Identifies/develops job opportunities, assists students with completion of applications, trains students on appropriate work-related behaviors and social skills, participates in job nterviews, and provides job coaching according to the individual needs of the student.
  • Maintains a regular schedule of direct involvement with the student in the implementation of the student’s IEP in partnership with their campus-based caseworker.
  • Provides a continuum of supports and services to employers of vocational students including: regularly scheduled job site visits, ongoing communication, and on-the-job supports and job coaching.
  • Assists campuses with evaluation of student vocational skills and behavior to assist in determining work readiness, abilities, interests, and preferences.
  • Collaborates with parents, the student, and school campuses in the development, implementation, alignment and mastery of transition goals and objectives.
  • Networks with local business and community leaders to gain knowledge of the job market in the community and help secure job sites for student placement.
  • Maintains and documents communication with support staff assigned to work with VAC students.
  • Works with the CTE department to identify internship opportunities and programs most appropriate for students and attends CTE workforce meetings (co-op).
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Bachelor's Degree


Texas Teacher Certificate
Special Education Certification
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction, including Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
(TEKS) and the Texas assessment program.
Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations regarding the following areas: employment law, child labor regulations, wage and hour requirements, vocational rehabilitation, special education, and transition planning.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in a variety of environments (education, business and industry, parental communication).
Microsoft Office
Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier) Other Requirements:

No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

Analyzes and interprets data and figures

Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.

Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 30 pounds

About Houston Independent School District

HISD provides bus service for eligible regular-education students who submit requests to their campus transportation coordinators and have them approved by the Transportation Services Department. Bus stops for most regular-education students will be located at HISD campuses that are within one mile of the student's residence, but no further than two miles. The parent or legal guardian of a student who qualifies for bus service is responsible for transportation, if needed, to the student's assigned bus stop. If a special-needs student's Individualized Education Plan requires transportation services for a free and appropriate public education, HISD provides district bus service to the closest available program that meets the student's needs. The parent or legal guardian of a student who does not qualify for bus service is responsible for the student's transportation, if needed, to the assigned campus. Discounted METRO passes are available to all HISD students. Details about these "Youth" and "Student" discounts, including schedules, are available online under "Fare Information" at www.ridemetro.org, or by calling the METROLine at 713-635-4000. For information about eligibility and bus stops, contact your campus transportation coordinator, or consult the Transportation Services Department Web site.

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