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Director of Transition Services in Princeton, NJ at Community Options

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Princeton, NJ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states. 

We are seeking a Director of Transition Services for STEP. This position is responsible for providing relevant vocational programming in both a community and facility based environment. They will be partnering and collaborating with other successful programs to ensure student success. The School to Employment Program (STEP) is a job training/transition program for high school students and young adults with special needs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate community-based vocational and employment programs.
  • Help market all aspects of student intern programs with schools and businesses.
  • Network with school and business leaders in the community to increase employment opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • Monitor the development of employment and volunteer opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • Build a support network between the individuals and community members.
  • Monitor each individual's progress notes, daily training records, and relevant documentation to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Complete evaluations and provide direct support to Employment Specialists.
  • Recruit and screen candidates and oversee training as necessary.
  • Help to establish internships for students with disabilities with potential employers.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field. 
  • Must have experience in supported employment. 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with student with disabilities.
  • Ability to train staff in the training of people with disabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Working proficiency of Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Driver's License.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent lifting, stretching, and other physical exertion during positioning of consumers or equipment.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs (average weight of manual wheelchair).
  • Transports participants in own vehicle, as needed.

Competitive Benefits:

  • Insurance Options (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Holidays—Including a Birthday Holiday
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Incentive & Discount Programs
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Exceptional Career Growth Opportunities

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Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer