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Transition Specialist

Granite State Independent Living

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote quality of life with independence for people with disabilities and seniors.  As the state’s only Independent Living Center, we pride ourselves in being innovative leaders with the highest standards. Granite State Independent Living promotes quality of life with independence for people with disabilities and those experiencing the natural process of aging through advocacy, information, education, support and transition services. 

For more than 30 years Granite State Independent Living has been committed to excellence and model what we want to see in society; inclusion for all through the elimination of attitudinal and physical barriers. Through multiple programs we deliver services that allow people to navigate their lives and live as independently as they choose.


We are looking for the right person in the Peterborough area with an education or non-profit background that has a passion for serving students. The perfect applicant would provide transition services for high school students with disabilities. The services being provided use an experiential and competency-based approach to help students gain the employment, academic and independent living skills needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach students with disabilities in the greater Peterborough region on self -advocacy, job development, workplace readiness, transition and post-secondary education and work-based learning
  • Work closely with school staff to recruit students and to schedule and coordinate program activities
  • Support each student in taking action on their current and future career and education paths
  • Support students with their independent living needs
  • Collect information on students participating in the program, submit this information to appropriate parties and provide monthly update activity reports
  • Participate in regional teams to coordinate, review and evaluate all aspects of the program and assess process effectiveness and academic rigor
  • Coordinate work exposures with employers, students and families
  • Serve as the program's primary liaison for all work sites and work site activities
  • Coordinate the efforts to connect all appropriate students with NH Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR) and provide necessary paperwork and documentation

Requirements Include:

  • Knowledge of career development skills, assessment software, employer networking and other employment preparation processes
  • Ability to convey a variety of diverse thoughts and ideas to learners of varying academic levels and learning styles
  • Ability to work in dynamic and high stress environments with flexibility and focus
  • Comfort and ability in quick and rapid decision making
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to see the best in all students and assist each in “creating themselves”
  • Ability to communicate well and work independently regularly
  • Knowledge and /or personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities preferred

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Teaching/instruction experience
  • Non-Profit experience
  • Experience working with adolescents, at-risk youth or high school students with disabilities

GSIL offers a competitive benefits package which includes, Medical, Dental, Life, Short & Long-Term disability insurance, 403(B) retirement plan, 15 vacation & 12 sick days, 11 holidays, 2 personal days, AFLAC and Tuition assistance.

Granite State Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Careers@gsil.org

Job Location:

Peterborough

Date Added: November 30, 2018

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