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STAFF SPECIALIST I - WTC

Autism Services

Recruitment #13-005296-001

Introduction

DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
Workforce and Technology Center   

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Main Purpose of Job

Professional level position requiring program development and implementation for the expansion of the Pathways Program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders at 2 and 4 year institutions of higher learning; provide services and support to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders attending college and services at the WTC.

POSITION DUTIES

Work in conjunction with the Pathways Coordinator for the expansion and implementation of the Pathways Program to other 2 and 4 year institutions of higher learning for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders; facilitate the Pathways Program at new locations and  work collaboratively with DORS and Disability Support Services staff for the identification of program participants; assist the Pathways Coordinator  and Supervisor with the development of the Interagency Agreement between DORS and the new locations. Provide educational support services to Pathways participants; facilitate social skills group and weekly meetings with program participants; educate college staff regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders and serve as liaison between program participants and professors; provide individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention services to resolve consumer  issues; assess need for Career Assessment and Assistive Technology services; ensure effective programmimg and services for participants; assist with identification of vocational goal; collaborate with parents.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Possession of a Bachelor's Degree is required. 

Experience:  One year of administrative, librarian, teaching or rehabilitation work in education, library or rehabilitation programs.

Notes:

1. Additional experience as defined above directly related to the position may be substitited for the required Bachelor's degree at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education.

2. Possession of a Master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required perience.

3. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of program development, expansion and implementation, and team building process.  Experience serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a college setting. Serve as a resource and provide technical expertise to staff of 2 and 4 year institutions of higher learning in the management and direction of services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders; provide support, education and guidance to college faculty for the facilitation of quality services.  Work collaboratively with DORS staff in the management and direction of services for individuals on the Spectrum, identify potential consumers for participation in the Pathways Program.  Provide support and guidance to consumers on the spectrum to facilitate their success and assist them in achieving their vocational goals.  Provide individual and group counseling and facilitate support groups for individuals on the spectrum and Parent Support Groups.  Schedule and facilitate meetings.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Two years of experience working with Transition Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, experience working on a College Campus is preferred.
 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the State of Maryland online application  for Employment. If you are unable  to submit a online application, please download a paper application. Please indicate on your  application, the listed vacancy announcement number that you are applying  for Staff Specialist I-Autism Services, Announcement # 13-005296-001-Baltimore City . The Application and any additional support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.  To obtain a Position Announcement and a State Application, please call the JobLine (410) 554-9396, TDD (410) 554-9399, or visit our website www.marylandpublicschools.org or visit www.dors.state.md.us.  Applications and inquiries must be directed to Denise Metzger, DORS Personnel, Division of Rehabilitation Services, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore MD 21218.  All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  This position has been designated as a Special Appointment.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in nonselection or termination of employment

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