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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.



Transition Specialists

1 Opening in Manchester, NH and 1 Opening in Nashua, NH

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is seeking a Lead Transition Specialist to complement our IMPACCT Program which serves at-risk students with disabilities across the state.


Specific (Essential) Responsibilities:

• Serves as lead instructor of the day-to-day academic activities

• Oversees the development of the new ELOs (extended learning opportunities) to respond to identified student needs

• Directs staff in recruitment, intake and progression through the program experience and back to school and other appropriate service

• Works with Program Administrators and stakeholders (Regional Advisory Group) to continually review and evaluate all aspects of the program – assess process effectiveness and full academic rigor

• Responsible for establishing and maintaining student expectations

• Provide support to work site activities as needed

• Completes all the necessary program reports with high quality and in a timely manner



• 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 environment 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”

• Knowledge of career development assessment software and processes

• Knowledge and/or personal or professional experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred

• Comfort with 1:1 instruction as well as group presentations

• Demonstrated collaborative skills

• Knowledge and/or personal or professional experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred

• Knowledge of special education law, accommodations and modifications as related to IEPs and 504s preferred

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

• Google Suite including;Google Classroom; Docs; Sheets; Slides; Forms, and Gmail

• Microsoft Office including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and various templates

• Working with Database programs


Other Responsibilities:

• Participate in general GSIL events and activities.

• Maintain professional knowledge /skills by reviewing professional literature and attending trainings/workshops.

• Support and uphold workplace regulations and safety practices.

• Share newsworthy information appropriately throughout the organization.

• Conduct other duties as assigned that will increase options for persons with disabilities to live independently in their communities.



• College graduate preferred

• Teaching/instruction experience

• Experience working with adolescents, at-risk youth or high school students with disabilities

• Ability to drive a 13-passenger vehicle.


 Reasonable accommodations will be made available to assist persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Granite State Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

To apply for either one of these positions, please write the location of your interest (Nashua or Manchester), provide a cover letter and your resume.

Salary Range:


Job Location:


Date Added: October 1, 2020

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