Workability Program Assistant
- Under general supervision, to act as a liaison between home school and the Regional Occupational Programs, Department of Rehabilitation, Regional Center of the East Bay
- To provide career guidance to students
- To assist students with the use of the Career Center for career exploration or post-secondary education
- To provide students with an understanding of job seeking skills, and expected job behaviors
- To research available employment opportunities in the community
- To assist in a smooth transition from high school to work or post-secondary education
- Data entry and database management related to state reporting requirements including the Annual State Report for Workability
- And to do related work as required consistent with the job description.
Directly responsible to designated administrators
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Identifies and assesses potential participants by attending IEP meetings, reading students files and interviewing with the students
- Assists with assessment to identify needs and strengths of students
- Provides employment preparation training, including interviewing, applications, and resume writing skills
- Maintains student file for employment with all required documentation
- Assists students in obtaining paperwork needed to work
- Provides job referrals to students when appropriate
- Assists with completion of post-secondary education applications and financial aid packets
- Provides on the job work training and transition to work support when appropriate
- Collaborates with staff on transition curriculum and program needs
- Informs students of meetings, presentations, job fairs
- Organizes field trips to Regional Occupational Programs, Community Colleges, job sites
- Set up meetings/interviews with Department of Rehabilitation and the student
- Follows up with student and parent regarding the completion of paperwork
- Attends monthly Workability meetings in Fremont.
- Basic medical information relating to disabilities and needs of high school age students.
- Computer applications related to the work, including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
- Community resources available for developing jobs and assisting students in obtaining and maintaining job situations
- Post school student support agencies, including applications, procedures and processes.
- Techniques for dealing with students with various physical, learning and/or emotional disabilities
- Record keeping practices.
- Training students in employment readiness and on-the-job activities
- Assisting students in performing tasks and helping them adapt to work requirements.
- Developing effective on-going relationships with representatives of community agencies and participating employers.
- Working efficiently, positively, patiently and unemotionally
- Displaying mature self-control with handicapped students with a variety of disabilities.
- Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding program participants.
- Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
- Using sound independent judgment within general procedural guidelines.
- Maintaining accurate records and preparing periodic reports.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Must pass qualifying tests
- Communicate both orally and in writing with students, staff and community
Possession of a valid California Drivers License