Description This is a part-time, non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year. Freshman in our Next Steps at Vanderbilt program participate in job rotations, which provide a guided exploration and discovery of each of the 16 Career Clusters (https://careertech.org/career-clusters). Our students are between the ages of 18 and 26, which provides a unique opportunity to those interested in working with transition age youth. These rotations occur on Vanderbilt's campus. We are looking for a qualified person to oversee these rotations and support the students with learning work tasks and completing job rotation site evaluations. In the past, we have had successful practicum placements with students in the Vanderbilt Special Education Department that assisted our program with this element of career development. An ideal candidate will also be able to step into the role of job coach. Students enrolled though Next Steps at Vanderbilt complete an internship each semester in order to develop their job and work-readiness skills. Job coaches work alongside students at their internship sites to help them learn their required job tasks. The job coach is also required to maintain communication between the student, internship supervisor, and Next Steps staff. As the student is able to work more independently, the job coach phases out, ultimately allowing the student to work completely independently. Throughout the rest of the semester, the Job Coach still keeps in contact with all parties, checking in on the student and internship supervisor to ensure the internship remains successful. Additionally, Job Coaches are required to document the students' skill sets through pictures and videos. Students have internships that range between 4-8 hour each. After the Job Coach phases out, work hours are assigned to other student support needs. Job coaches are empathetic to students' needs, able to implement proper supports, patient, reliable, and are good communicators. About the Next Steps Program Next Steps at Vanderbilt University is the founding post-secondary education program in the state of Tennessee. Based out of the nationally-recognized Peabody College, Next Steps is an innovative postsecondary program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing individualized programs focused on academic, social, and career development. Our status as a Comprehensive Transition Program (designated by the U.S. Department of Education) recognizes the program's merits and allows eligible students to apply for Federal Financial Aid for tuition assistance. We are committed to providing students with disabilities inclusive, transformational postsecondary education in academics, social and career development, and independent living, while honoring equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors. More information can be found at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/nextsteps/ Additional Information: Term Position: (August 2017 - May 2018) In terms of hours, this equates to a minimum of 15 hours a week (post-fading) and a maximum of 29 hours, averaging approximately 20 hours per week. Job Coaches are not assigned to internship sites during winter and summer breaks. We cannot offer employment during these breaks. Please refer to the Vanderbilt Academic calendar. For some job coaches, off-campus travel may be required which could involve transporting the student at times. This might also include travel training using MTA Preferred Skills and Experiences: Applicants with experience in education, community outreach, business, job training, or related fields. NOTE: A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. Ther
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