A kind, communicative, social justice leader that seeks a role supporting students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) and their families to understand and explore the full breadth of available options for post-secondary life. You know from first-hand experience the highest leverage techniques and strategies students from racially, culturally, and diverse backgrounds need to thrive in college, career, and life.
You want to facilitate opportunities for students to gain the skills and experiences that will help them discover their interests and passions so they can thoughtfully plan for life after high school. You have a growth mindset, want to develop the perspective, agency, and urgency to make a positive impact in the world around you, and take actions that promote justice and equity in your community.
We are E.L. Haynes.
A learning community where every student – of every race, socioeconomic status, home language, and ability – prepares to thrive in college, career, and life. Together, we create a more just and kind world.
Founded in 2004 and named for the first African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. in Mathematics, the award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School serves more than 1,135 students in grades Pre-K3 through 12th grade. E.L. Haynes operates two campuses in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC, and offers a rigorous educational program designed to prepare students to succeed in the college of their choice.
We believe that our most significant contribution to ending systemic injustice is through purposefully empowering our diverse community— as individuals and as a collective— with the skills and the conviction to be effective leaders for equity.
Our mission of student success is inextricably linked with our commitment to equity and the daily efforts of every member of our community to live our motto-Be Kind, Work Hard, and Get Smart.
We are different. We are:
We expect students to demonstrate the following skills and qualities in our graduate profile.
ABOUT OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAM
We operate on an extended year calendar with an additional 1,000 hours of academic and extracurricular programming beyond the 1,200 hours that every DC student receives.
Please read more about our academic program here.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Special Education Transition Coordinator is responsible for coordinating transition needs, services, and activities within a team composed of the student, parent/guardian, educators, and service providers, to ensure that transition activities and services are addressed and implemented for each eligible student with an IEP.
This position requires that the Coordinator’s work, in conjunction with Case Managers, provide support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for supporting work experience opportunities for special education students by maintaining liaisons with community businesses and organizations; developing guidance in the development of pre-employment and employment skills; identifying post-secondary education/training opportunities; administering vocational assessments and complying with Federal, State, and LEA policies, regulations, and/or procedures.
This position will report to the Director of Special Education.
Support the Development of a comprehensive transition program for students with disabilities
Serve as a critical member of the Special Education team
Provide support to families
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We look forward to meeting you!
We proactively recruit, intentionally develop, and deeply value all members of our diverse and highly talented staff community. Our work environment fosters inclusion and authenticity, supporting all staff to thrive in their roles and maximize their impact on our students.
Our hiring process consists of an online application, asynchronous and panel interviews, and written performance activity. Please see more here. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Learn more about our comprehensive benefits package here.
Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.