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Transition Specialist

Will provide consultation in the area of transition services on a team of experts in the field of neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders. Provide a range of consultation and follow up services at the Center as well as in the community; provide basic resource and learning materials to consumers, caregivers and providers; create tools utilized to support implementation of evidence-based practices; assist in research and student training activities; conduct ongoing workshops and trainings to a range of consumers.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide consultation to individuals, families and providers regarding appropriate and effective academic, vocational and functional programming within home/community settings.
  • Assist in the development, preparation and implementation of outreach trainings provided within the context of the HANDS in Autism program.
  • Assist with the dissemination of basic educational materials and research literature to help educate caregivers/staff/professionals.
  • Provide innovation in service delivery with development of workshops responsive to the expressed needs of the community and State.
  • To be successful candidates should have theoretical understanding and philosophical appreciation for team and community interventions. Be able to work as a team player; ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents, providers, employers and other consumers. Should be able to present professionally, maintain accurate and organized records and be able to work with minimal supervision or feedback. Be able to deal with difficult clients/families/consumers and handle stress in meeting deadlines and carrying out responsibilities.

Required: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in special education, education, psychology or mental health or related field and experience working with individuals of transition age.

Preferred: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in health or education field, experience working with individuals with autism spectrum and/or related neurodevelopmental disabilities at secondary and/or postsecondary level. Licensure preferred (e.g., LMHC, LCSW, licensure in special education).

Special Education Specialist

Provides consultation in special education related areas on a team of experts in the field of autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan. 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.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide consultation to individuals, families and providers regarding appropriate and effective academic, vocational and functional programming within home/community settings.
  • Assist in the development, preparation and implementation of outreach trainings provided within the context of the HANDS in Autism program.
  • Assist with the dissemination of basic educational materials and research literature to help educate caregivers/staff/professionals.
  • Provide innovation in service delivery with development of workshops responsive to the expressed needs of the community and State.

To be successful, candidates should have theoretical understanding and philosophical appreciation for team and community interventions. Be able to work as a team player; ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents, providers, employers and other consumers. Should be able to present professionally, maintain accurate and organized records and be able to work with minimal supervision or feedback. Be able to deal with difficult clients/families/consumers and handle stress in meeting deadlines and carrying out responsibilities.

Please visit https://jobs.iu.edu/ or email Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D., Program Director, at nswiezy@iupui.edu to state interest and resume.

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