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Transition Specialist I (187)

  2019-12-09     Butte County Office of Education     1859 Bird Street     $20.84 to $30.80 hour  

JOB TITLE:      Transition Specialist I

WORK YEAR:   Full-time/ 12 Months/ 215 Days (Days prorated based on date of hire)/ 7 hours per day

START DATE:   As soon as possible after interviews

SALARY:          Salary Schedule 5, Range 22, $20.84 to $30.80 per hour. Placement on salary schedule is dependent 

                          upon experience.

BENEFITS:      Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents.

                         Sick and vacation leave accrued. This position qualifies for CalPERS retirement.


AREA OF ASSIGNMENT:         Working at various school sites throughout Butte County. The home base is in 

                                                    Oroville, CA.



DEADLINE: This position is open until filled; to receive full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, December 4,

                     2019 at 4:00 PM


The Transition Specialist I provides information to advise students on issues and concerns related to high school completion and prerequisites for postsecondary programs, acts as liaison with students, parents, school staff and community partners regarding students’ education plans, facilitates and coordinates resources for enrollment in high school, postsecondary programs or career options. The Transition Specialist I also assists students in developing daily living skills and ways to access community and parental support services.


Transition Specialist I’s are distinguished by their high level of responsibility and decision-making in working with various student populations, including at-risk/high-risk and those with special needs, who need services necessary to successfully transition into school, community, college, and/or employment. These services include education, college and career readiness and training, and developing daily living skills.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: [May Include, but is not limited to the following.]

  1. Assists and supervises students in classroom during academic activities

  2. Models appropriate behavior; maintains morale to motivate transitioning students; reinforces appropriate behavior modifications as designated by classroom teachers

  3. Evaluates student progress toward educational goals and graduation requirements

  4. Operates standard office and classroom equipment and technology

  5. Maintains awareness of surroundings, safety needs, physical and emotional changes in students; reports concerns to staff

  6. Attends in-service and Professional Learning Community meetings as required

  7. Supports credentialed staff with administration of new student assessments and orientation processes and assists in developing student’s education plan and transition portfolio and other program-related-activities

  8. Serves as a liaison for students, families, school districts and other related agencies involved in the transition process; provides information and support; assists students in completing necessary forms and obtaining documents for transition, training, education and employment; provides interventions when necessary

  9. Participates in and/or facilitates collaborative meetings. Attends IEP meetings, with staff and agencies to provide information and recommendations

  10. Develops systems for collecting and comparing student data; maintains accurate records and reports including case notes, charts of student progress, school transcripts, intake/orientation files, records and various related forms

  11. Develops and maintains a professional rapport with students, staff and other public agencies

  12. Demonstrates sensitivity to needs of students and staff and maintains confidentiality of information regarding students

  13. Perform related duties as assigned


Knowledge of:

  1. Available community resources and services

  2. General information regarding career opportunities and related necessary skills

  3. Challenges, behaviors and needs of various student populations, including at-risk/high-risk and those with special needs

  4. Effective interventions

  5. Research techniques

  6. Computer operations including word processing and spreadsheets

  7. Methods of report writing and record keeping


Ability to:

  1. Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms with diverse populations

  2. Successfully supervise and monitor students

  3. Work independently, follow instructions with a minimum of direction; and give clear directions

  4. Be trained in, utilize, and instruct students in behavior management and daily living skills

  5. Support academic and vocational assessments

  6. Respond quickly in emergency situations

  7. Understand and maintain confidentiality of student information

  8. Perform general clerical duties including recordkeeping and filing

  9. Use a computer to maintain various databases, create certificates and flyers, and conduct online research

  10. Use standard office and classroom equipment

Experience and Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or 96 semester units from an accredited college or university with coursework in Social Sciences, Psychology, Education, Criminal Justice or related fields

  2. Experience instructing/facilitating groups of children and/or young adults

  3. Experience working with various student populations, including at-risk/high-risk and those with special needs

  4. Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described


Occasional (less than 25%)

Ability to bend and twist, stoop, and kneel

Ability to lift 25 pounds

Ability to carry 15 pounds

Ability to stand for extended periods of time


Often (25 – 50%)

Sufficient mobility to move about an office


Very Frequent (76%)

Ability to stand and move around an office

Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations

Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing students and staff

Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels

Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand

Ability to operate office equipment

Ability to reach in all directions

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.


  1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.


TO APPLY: Visit Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online

applications must be accompanied by the following attachments;

(incomplete applications will not be accepted):

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Three letters of recommendation required, current letters preferred

  • Copy of Bachelor’s degree or Transcripts with applicable units

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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