Hiring: Transition Support Specialist

Be a part of a growing, innovative and passionate interdisciplinary team conducting statewide service, training and research activities! HANDS in Autism® has a position open for a Transition Support Specialist.

Are you a licensed professional in the field of special education, psychology or other related field and with a range of experience training individuals with ASD/DD/ID in educational and/or other community-based settings? Do you have interest in conducting direct programming as well as a full range of outreach, education and training across the state?

The HANDS in Autism® Transition Support Specialist will provide consultation in special education related areas on a team of experts in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan. In addition, this specialist will:

  • Provide a range of consultation and follow up services at the Center as well as within the community setting
  • Provide basic educational materials to families, school personnel, and other caregivers and providers
  • Create tools utilized for education/training in clinical and research formats
  • Assist in research and student training activities
  • Conduct ongoing workshops and trainings to a range of consumers.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in special education, education, psychology or mental health, or a related field and one year of experience working with individuals of transition age.

Understanding and philosophical appreciation for team and community interventions. Ability to work as a team player and communicate effectively with staff, parents, providers, employers, and other consumers. Ability to present professionally and maintain accurate and organized records. Ability to work with high level of independence and demonstrate high level of innovation. Ability to handle multiple tasks on any given day and stay focused and organized. Ability to think clearly under pressure and make appropriate judgments. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Strong judgment when dealing with staff, clients, and consumers. Ability to work with minimal supervision or feedback and deal with difficult clients/families/consumers while managing meeting deadlines and carrying out responsibilities.

Job listing: 291256 Transition Support Specialist

If you have any further questions about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Naomi Swiezy at nswiezy@iupui.edu.

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