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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 Littleton, NH area, with a background in education and non-profit experience that has a passion for serving students. The perfect applicant will 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:
• Leads recruitment efforts within each High School
• Serves as the ELO Academy's point person for parents and school personnel
• Assists in program content instruction
• Supports student reintegration to sending schools
• Leads the program effort in identifying needed community resources
• Follows up with each high school to ensure that earned ELO's are added to each students academic record
• Organize and implement curriculum presenters/workshops on specific topics including employer presentations
• Support the student in identifying and utilizing community resources to increase their independent living skills development and greater personal and economic independence
• Provide support to work site activities as needed

Requirements Include:
• Ability to relate well with adolescents and adults
• Ability to multi-task in high stress environments
• Comfortable working in one on one and group presentations
• Ability to be consistent in a flexing environment
• Ability to see the best in all students and assist each in "creating themselves"
• Knowledge and /or personal or professional experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred
• Maintain professional knowledge/skills by reviewing professional literature and attending trainings/workshops

Qualifications:
• Associate or Bachelor’s degree
• Demonstrated collaborative skills
• 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.

Please send your resume & cover letter with salary requirements.

Granite State Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

To apply for this positon please forward your resume and cover letter to: Careers@gsil.org

Job Location:

Littleton

Date Added: June 27, 2019

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