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Title of Vacancy
Transition Specialist, Academy Programs, Fairmont, WV

Administrative Unit
Division Technical Education & Governor’s Economic Initiatives, Office of Diversion & Transition Programs

1. The staff member works effectively as a member of an educational team.  
2. The staff member demonstrates professional behavior and appearance. 
3. The staff member exhibits an attitude of mutual respect and tolerance.  
4. The staff member is ethical.  
5. The staff member demonstrates good work habits.  
6. The staff member demonstrates effective writing and oral presentation skills.  
7. The staff member demonstrates expertise in areas of responsibility.  
8. The staff member demonstrates adequate organizational and computer skills.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Coordinate with teachers, administrators, transition specialists, county school systems, and host agencies for continuation of education before, during, and after students with exceptionalities transition from assigned ODTP schools to public school systems in assigned region. 
2. Participate in site visits to provide support to transitioning students to public schools. 
3. Participate in Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings and Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings where appropriate. 
4. Assist with the transferring and receiving of school records when appropriate. 
5. Assists students in developing a personal portfolio. 
6. Contact community resources, state and non-profit agencies to link, refer and/or advocate on behalf of and support of students who are transitioning. 
7. Works individually with students to identify personal transition goals. 
8. Coordinates with host agency and WVDE staff to establish contacts necessary for student success. 
9. Investigates and notifies students of opportunities for student before release related to further education and training, Adult Basic Education, high school completion or the equivalent, military enlistment, and/or employment opportunities. 
10. Maintain records of all contact made (including telephone, electronic mail and/or postal mail in regards to the transition of students. 
11. Collects/maintains student progress data while in custody and for twelve months after transition. 
12. Communicates effectively within the educational community. 
13. Meets professional responsibilities. 
14. Complies with host agency’s policies and procedures for safety and security. 
15. Works in a cooperative manner to ensure a safe and secure environment and integration of treatment and educational goals. 
16. Collects/ organizes contacts and resources by county and school. 
17. Performs related duties as assigned by the Principal of the assigned ODTP schools or the Superintendent, Office of Diversion and Transition Programs or his/her designee. 
Department of Education staff are employed upon recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools and are state employees. No representative or employee of the state is authorized to enter into any employment contract or other agreement. Department staff work under the direction of the State Superintendent of Schools for the general supervision of the free schools in the state and implementing the policies of the board and other necessary tasks as determined by the State Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee. Each employee is “at-will” and subject to termination by the State Superintendent of Schools at any time, with or without notice, cause or compensation. 
The employment relationship between the State Superintendent of Schools and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the State Superintendent of Schools include, but are not limited to, immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance, willful neglect of duty, unsatisfactory performance, the conviction of a felony or a guilty plea or a plea of no contest to a felony charge, misuse of funds or property, violations of law or policies of the state board, lack of need, or a lack or loss of funding. 

1. Possesses an undergraduate degree in an education or human services field. 
2. Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully: (a) perform job requirements; (b) work within the special setting of a secure institution; and (c) work as part of a transition team in concert with others. 

Desired Qualifications
1. Experience in working with students with exceptionalities. 
2. Experience in working in an institutional setting. 
3. An understanding of State Board Policy 2419. 
4. Strong communication skills.

$39,258.00 - $71,876.40 based on the 2017-2018 Marion County Salary Schedule (Commensurate with educational level and years of experience.)

Closing Date (by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time)
November 22, 2017

Apply to
Liz Bryant, Executive Secretary, or Samantha Harvey, Secretary 
Office of Human Resources 
Building 6, Room 264 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330 
Phone: 304-558-2702  
Fax: 304-558-0216 

Term of position
240 days


WVDE Employment Application

Application and Instructions.

The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age and national origin in employment and in administration of any of their education programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702 or to the Section 504 Coordinator at (304) 558-2696, West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305; or to the Office of Civil Rights at (215) 656 8541 [TDD (877) 521-2172], U.S. Department of Education, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3323.