This position will provide support to the Rehabilitation Professionals at the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) serving junior high and high school students who are blind or low vision in the Macomb County area. This position will coordinate transition services such as career exploration, work-based learning, workplace readiness, and counseling on post-secondary services for students and families working with BSBP and Macomb Intermediate school district. This is a full-time position with flexible hours. Scheduling will need to accommodate the availability of students and families. Typically, Monday to Friday 8-5 with evenings and weekends as necessary to support programs.
Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
- Participate in a comprehensive learning experience relative Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for students who are Blind and visually impaired.
- The position will coordinate with educational partners, community partners, vendors, BSBP staff and other partners as needed to provide support in the development of new and continuing programs.
- Assist BSBP Rehabilitation Professions in identifying students who can benefit from Pre-employment transition students in the Macomb Intermediate School District (ISD) coverage area.
- Coordinate with BSBP staff, educators, families and service providers to ensure paperwork for each program is complete and timely
- Aid potential students and families to access BSBP services.
- Work in tandem with the BSBP rehabilitation professional to gather and input necessary information into BSBP’s case management system.
- Promote and design programs and services that are within the 5 required categories of Pre-ETS for students and families.
- Review and analyze service authorizations and invoices between BSBP and New Horizons to ensure that billing for appropriate services is done timely at least quarterly.
- Work with BSBP professionals to develop a schedule that supports the needs of students and families that equals 40/wk.
- Additional duties as assigned that support the purpose of the position.
- Knowledge and experience working with adolescents.
- Strong written verbal communication skills
- Solid calendaring and email skills to account for time and activities
- Good organizational skills
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to work independently after receiving appropriate training.
- Networking skills with business and community partners
- The ability to use Microsoft products such as Word, to facilitate case documentation.
- Be able to work with in a case management system with appropriate training.
Managers will guide, train, monitor performance and provide critical feedback.
Education and Experience:
- Minimum of an associate degree in social service or related field, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Experience working with individuals who have disabilities and preferably experience working with persons who are blind.
- Occasional lifting and carrying of 20-25 lb.’s.
- Ability to travel independently to meet with customers and participate in programs.