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Life Skills Coordinator

Company:
Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Category:
Disability and Accessibility Services
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

SUMMARY
The Life Skills Teacher/Coordinator will carry out teaching, programmatic and consultation responsibilities. The Life skills Teacher/Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of Life Skills Programming, including teaching life skills classes, coordinating student objectives and programming with educational and therapy staff. The Life Skills Teacher/Coordinator will also develop appropriate transition plans for students ages fourteen to twenty one and will oversee the transition process

 PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Act as a support between/among Campus School, families, adult service agencies and providers in planning for and implementing transition to adult life for all students ages fourteen and older
  •  Attend Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings 
  • Prepare goals, student assessments and quarterly reports, as well as complete the Transition Planning Form in the IEP
  • Maintain records and data for all Life Skills/Transition activities
  • Attend regularly scheduled classroom team meetings, general staff meetings and in-service trainings
  • Assist with referrals and the admissions process for students 14 years old and older
  • Assist in the transition process for students beginning at age fourteen through their transition at age twenty-one, including applying for guardianship, eligibility for Department of Developmental Services, accessing additional outside resources, and assisting families in finding appropriate adult day programs
  •  Develop transition portfolios in conjunction with the student's service delivery team for students transitioning to adult day programs
  •  Develop and implement Life Skills curriculum and programming, in conjunction with classroom teachers
  •  Assume responsibility for planning and assisting students with job placements around the Boston College Campus.
  •  Develop strategies for using adapted design, using available technology and adapting devices as needed to increase student independence and participation in functional activities
  •  Evaluate the effectiveness of components of the Life Skills/Transition program
  •  Provide training to Campus School staff in skills/transition programming as needed
  •  Uphold the mission and values of the Campus School at Boston College
Requirements

Related Work Experience
  • Two to four years of experience working with students with multiple disabilities in a school setting
  • Knowledge of Life Skills issues for students with multiple disabilities
  • Knowledge of writing and implementation of the transition planning form
  • Knowledge of the transition process for students turning twenty-one
  • Knowledge of behavioral management techniques
Formal Education
  • Masters Degree in Special Education or related field
  • MA Certification
  • Transition Certificate preferred
Skills/Abilities/Competencies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent technology skills
  • Excellent problem solving ability
  • Proven ability in area of curriculum and instruction
  • Ability to work as part of a transdisciplinary team
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Assist and/or lift students who have physical disabilities

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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