2755 Hartland Rd.
Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in cooperation with other staff members of The Arc of Northern Virginia, the Travel Training Project Associate provides leadership, administrative oversight, coordination of the “Expanding Travel Training Capacity for Young Adults with Disabilities: Training Transition School Programs, Organizations, and Agencies in Northern Virginia” two-year grant project.
The TravelMATE/EmployMATE Project Associate works in collaboration with partner agencies and organizations to implement the TransitionMATE curriculums and training model to support independence for young adults with disabilities through public and private schools and disability provider agencies and organizations in the DMV, primarily The Arc of Montgomery and Prince Georges County. The curriculum and training model will ultimately expand the capacity of the DMV region to provide sustainable, comprehensive and individualized services to teach people with disabilities, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, how to travel safely and live and work more independently.
Note that this position will be 25 hours/week until January 2019 at which point it becomes full time.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinate and oversee activities related to the grant project at the Maryland sites
- Prioritize, plan, organize, develop and oversee curriculum development and training model activities
- Work in collaboration with an Advisory Committee, Steering Committee, and Staff at partner organizations
- Attend all Advisory Committee and Steering Committee meetings as needed
- Communicate with representatives of Maryland, DC, Virginia school systems, private schools, and disability organizations concerning the project
- Facilitate 2 ½ - 3 day Train the Travel Trainers workshop sessions when needed
- Work in collaboration with GMU on evaluation and outcome components related to the project
- Respond to phone and email information & referral questions and requests related to the project
- Participate in face-to-face informational demo & referral sessions to share information about the project and travel training and transportation related issues
- Attend and participate in relevant community meetings on behalf of The Arc of Northern Virginia
- Attend The Arc of Northern Virginia events to staff displays and provide information, as needed
- Other related duties as assigned
Desired Skills and Experience:
Degree and/or experience in social work, special education, therapeutic recreation, counseling, or a related field
Knowledge of public transportation resources in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metropolitan area
Experience with program planning and/or project management
Experience working with people with disabilities, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and families
Knowledge of Northern Virginia programs and organizations that support people with disabilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Solid organization and time management skills
Proficiency in standard office software
Ability to work independently performing duties under general supervision
The candidate selected for this position will be required to complete a Child Protective Services Registry and a Criminal Background check to the satisfaction of The Arc of Northern Virginia. Valid motor vehicle driver’s license is required and the candidate will be required to use their own vehicle to and from appointments and meetings, with mileage reimbursement.
Minimum Education Required