Company: Little City Foundation
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Job Details Level : Experienced Job Location : Main Campus -
Therapeutic Day School - Palatine, IL Position Type :
Full-Time/Part-Time Education Level : Master's|PELor LCPC or
LBS1with 3yrs Exp Salary Range : Undisclosed Job Shift : Monday -
Friday Business Hours Job Category : Nonprofit - Social Services
IMPORTANT: During the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic we will
remain open and continue hiring since we are an essential service
provider as a Human Service Organization.
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To best prepare our transition aged students for post school
programming by maximizing their potential and ability to gain the
greatest level of individual independence. This will be done by
assessing students life and vocational skills, planning
appropriately ambitious programming that can be generalized across
settings, reviewing and evaluating progress at regular intervals
with an interdisciplinary team, and planning for continued growth.
This person will also work closely with various departments and
agencies, both internally and externally, including but not limited
to CGH (Childrens Group Homes), Adult Residential, Adult Day
Services, and local ISC (Individual Service Coordinator).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined
herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks to be
performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude
management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties
are a logical assignment to the position.
- Insure appropriate IEP goals and transition plans are developed
by the school and therapy team based on formal and informal
assessment results that align with the social emotional learning
standards incorporating the students present level of performance
with regards to transition, the annual goal(s), and
objectives/benchmarks to meet the annual goal(s).
- Participate in IEP meetings, and 3 year re-evaluations, as
required throughout the school year for students of transition age
and/or transitioning back into the least restrictive
- Submit quarterly progress reports, plus an ESY report in a
timely manner for distribution to school districts, case managers
- Track data on a weekly basis as means of accurately updating
quarterly benchmarks related to assigned IEP goals at designated
- Ability to effectively interpret and communicate assessment and
evaluation results related to transition and independence, and
ability to clarify proposed interventions and supports required for
greater independence in a manner easily understood by team members,
the district, and parents
- Ability to use this information to collaborate with teams
regarding possible transition related interventions when students
are not making the expected progress at the rotating clinical
- In collaboration with the classroom teams and the related
services therapy team, arrange for, develop and perform
activities/materials that relate to IEP goals that can be carried
over into the classroom or groups throughout the school year to
ensure proper generalization of skills across settings.
- Provide and document direct (individual or group) and/or
consult minutes as required on each student IEP on caseload
throughout the school year. These will be done daily and then
compiled on a monthly basis as to ensure the required minute
requirements are met each month.
- Consult with, collaborate, and interact with school team
regarding recommendations throughout the school year.
- Participate in all rotating classroom clinical meetings on
caseload throughout the school year, in addition to attending any
necessary bi-weekly clinical meetings upon invite or necessity
throughout the school year.
- Conduct observations of potential students and assist with a
smooth hand-over from intake.
- Compile information relevant to students exit as means of
assisting with the creation of the exit portfolio for students
transitioning out of the program to a more or less restrictive
- Collaborate with lead teacher, school therapy and clinical
coordinator and Principal to assist with the creation of short and
long term goals for students with regards to potential transitions
at regular and consistent intervals.
- Collaborate with and act as liaison with public and/or private
school district transition personnel.
- Conduct agency, employment and school visits as means of
assessing appropriate job and academic placements for students
during or upon completion of their time at the ChildBridge Center
- Meet with community partners in efforts to expand volunteer and
work opportunities for transition aged students.
- Explore, monitor and improve school business initiatives for
the transition program as means of teaching students elements of
business that can be built upon off campus.
- Coordinate, lead and organize family education opportunities to
assist with students generalization of skills in collaboration with
the school therapy and clinical coordinator.
- Train school paraprofessionals working specifically with our
students exploring jobs, narrowing in on more specific transition
plans and attending multiple community based instructions.
- Participate in and facilitate onboarding, annual and in-house
professional development and trainings throughout the school
- Complete documentation and minute logs, as well as enter
specific data points into the goal tracking system. This is to be
maintained in a shared, electronic location throughout the school
- Establish and maintain a consistent form of communication with
the teachers, related service team, case managers and
parents/guardians of students as needed on caseload throughout the
- Provide support, resources, and recommendations for classrooms
on caseload as needed throughout the school year.
- Work with team members to model strategies, discuss student
progress, and assess student needs
- Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and
policies that affect school practice.
- Maintains American Heart Association certification in First Aid
and CPR, as well as the National Crisis Institutes CPI
certification, in addition to any other required trainings through
the Illinois State Board of Education.
- Successfully completes Little City Foundation required
training, re-training, and any additional training as required by
Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by
his or her immediate supervisor.
- Complete any other essential duties as assigned.
Must have a Masters Degree, Professional Educator License with an
endorsement in School Counseling, or a Licensed Clinical
Professional Counselor (LCPC) or an LBS1 with transition
endorsement. Additionally, must have 3 years experience within a
private therapeutic day school serving students on the autism
spectrum and with intellectual disabilities or a transition
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to
sitting, walking, and standing for prolonged periods; frequently
grasps, lifts, holds, or feels objects; occasionally stoops,
kneels, crouches, or crawls. The employee frequently is required to
use manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination when
working with persons served and handling office, medical, or
household equipment. The employee is subject to assist and lift up
to 25 pounds with varying amounts of assistance on a reoccurring
basis. The employee is required to have corrected vision and
hearing within normal range and the ability to operate a motor
vehicle. Must have the ability to perform CPR and CPI. Occupational
exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious substances, including
communicable diseases when performing personal care (Category III).
Occasional exposure to cleaning agents and disinfectants. School
work environment with a noise level of normal to loud. The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a
representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities
that will be required of positions given this title and shall not
be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties
and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be
directed to perform job related tasks other than those specifically
presented in this description.
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