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Vocation Education Coordinator

Giant Steps of St Louis
Maplewood, MO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Description

The vocational education coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering the instructional program to meet the needs of students on the Autism Spectrum in order to prepare them for the transition into adulthood and also prepare them to enter the workforce after post-secondary education. 

Responsibilities

  • Design hands-on lesson plans that allow students to learn how to use the tools, equipment, technology, and techniques necessary to perform various tasks and jobs appropriate for their skill level.

  • Develop teaching aids to accompany hands-on work by creating visual aids, providing homework assignments, developing study guides, and providing lists of resources such as apps or educational websites.

  • Manage and maintain vocation classroom curriculum and equipment. 

  • Counsel and instruct students in matters such as vocational choices, job readiness, and job retention skills and behaviors.

  • Instructs students in areas such as personal-social skills and work-related attitudes and behaviors.

  • Confers with students, parents, school personnel, and other individuals to plan vocational training that meets the needs, interests, and abilities of students.

  • Develops work opportunities that allow students to experience success in performing tasks of increasing difficulty and that teach work values.

  • Confers with potential employers to obtain cooperation, adapting work situations to special needs of students.

  • Conducts field trips to enable students to experience actual job activities and explore work environments.

  • Create and administer oral, written, or performance exams that allow you to evaluate the effectiveness of your lesson plans and the progress of your students to determine which information needs further teaching

  • Meet with students, parents, other teachers, and guidance counselors to discuss students’ progress, address concerns, answer questions, provide constructive feedback and determine how students can further benefit from your classes in the future

  • Prepare and maintain student records to include progress reports, behavioral data/reports, plans for post-21 employment 

Job Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Possess a Class E driver's license or willing to acquire one.

  • Organizational skills and time management skills are necessary

  • Must not have any physical limitations and be able to lift at least 25 lbs.

  • The candidate must be able to participate in the CPI model of physical restraint.

               

Company Description
Giant Steps is a therapeutic day school for children with an autism spectrum disorder. We provide small group and one-to-one therapy using evidence-based practices in a sensory-friendly environment. Therapies include Special Education Academics, Art, Music Therapy, Social Skills Instruction, PE, Occupational Therapy, Speech, and Language therapy, and vocational training. We have been serving students in the Metro St Louis area since 1994.

Giant Steps of St Louis

Why Work Here?
We have an amazing work culture with a supportive and caring staff.

Giant Steps is a therapeutic day school for children with an autism spectrum disorder. We provide small group and one-to-one therapy using evidence-based practices in a sensory-friendly environment. Therapies include Special Education Academics, Art, Music Therapy, Social Skills Instruction, PE, Occupational Therapy, Speech, and Language therapy, and vocational training. We have been serving students in the Metro St Louis area since 1994.

Address

7281 Sarah Ave

Maplewood, MO
USA

Industry

Education

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