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TRANSITION COACH: Northampton & Monroe Counties

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Vacancy # 2021-307
# of Openings 1
Category Paraprofessional
Employment Full-time 10 Months
Calendar Days Full-time 10 mo. 188 work days
Published Date 01/15/2021
Target Fill Date N/A 
Closing Date N/A 
Location Northampton & Monroe Counties
Wind Gap, PA
Experience 0-2 years
Degrees / Certificates
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The qualification for a Transition Coach position is two years of college or 48 credits or passing acceptable IU 20 assessment to become highly qualified.

Individuals who do not have two years of college or 48 college credits may become highly qualified by taking our local assessment. Assessments may be scheduled by calling the Office of the Director of Special Education (610) 515-6449. A preparation booklet is available to help you review the content of the assessment and prepare for the test. Click here to access the booklet.

We encourage you to take the test to become highly qualified. Our applicants have had great success in passing this assessment through review of the booklet and content.


Must have basic computer skills to utilize both CIU-20 computer-based and web-based programs.


Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics

Experience in working with children

Effective written and oral expression

Ability to attend to students’ daily living needs (bodily fluids, diapering, toileting, grooming)

Ability to provide appropriate restraint

Frequent standing, walking, reaching, bending, climbing stairs/steps, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, crawling and squatting

Valid driver’s license and ability to transport students to/from work sites and travel to various work sites as needed


Transition Coach needed to provide support services for all aspects of the Transition Program in the provision of services to students, in particular through every phase of job placement, training, and maintenance of employment at locations as assigned throughout Northampton and Monroe Counties. Position available beginning February 22, 2021


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  1.  Arrives at designated job site according to the established work schedule and adheres to the established work schedule.

  2.  Communicates and works cooperatively with teachers, students, parents, IU staff, district personnel, and appropriate agency members to meet student needs.

  3.  Attends and participates in meetings and trainings as required.

  4.  Responds positively to supervision and suggestions for improvement.

  5.  Understands and maintains confidentiality in all matters.

  6.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor of the program,  teacher, and/or any other professional staff.

  7.  Dresses appropriately according to CIU 20 and district guidelines.

  8.  Implements instructional plan as designated by teacher.

  9.  Implements behavior support plans as designated by teacher.

  10. Follows the established daily classroom and students’ schedules.

  11. Provides teacher with data and continuous feedback concerning student progress, student behaviors, and incidents.

  12. Assists in setting up and maintaining an orderly classroom and/or work environment.

  13. Orients and assists the substitute teacher/associate teacher when staff is absent.

  14. Attends to students’ daily living needs including personal hygiene, bodily fluids, diapering, toileting, and grooming.

  15. Uses universal precautions when dealing with bodily fluids in order to maintain a safe, healthy environment.

  16. Physically lifts up to 40 lbs. without assistance and/or assists any student as required by students’ physical needs.

  17. Assists students with eating and drinking when necessary.

  18. Assists in non-violent crisis intervention and provides appropriate restraint when necessary.

  19. Strives to understand students’ feelings and behaviors and responds appropriately.

  20. Contributes toward the development and maintenance of an environment which is non-threatening, safe, and nurturing , and where the students feel respected, accepted, and welcomed.

  21. Proctors testing situations for students as requested.

  22. Supports and/or accompanies students in teacher-planned school and community activities.

  23. Assists students in orderly, safe, and efficient transition between activities with attention to special students’ needs.

  24. Assists the teacher with classroom management and assumes temporary coverage to ensure students’ safety when the teacher’s schedule is interrupted or an emergency occurs.

  25. Monitors field trips, playground activities, testing situations, and pupil activities during periods of free, independent study, or teacher-directed work.

  26. Accompanies and assists students on and off school buses and vans.

  27. Assists with record keeping.

  28. Operates classroom and office equipment.

  29. Assists in securing, preparing, collecting, and inventorying teaching equipment and materials.

  30. Collects school related materials/funds when necessary.

  31. Performs functional vocational and informal transitional assessments.

  32. Coordinates and maintains work experience/employment placement records for each student.

  33. Submits work experience progress reports on an established basis, i.e., quarterly evaluations, ER/IEP inputs to Case Manager(s).

  34. Maintains existing work experience opportunities and cultivates relationships with existing employers.

  35. Provides direct supervision and training of students at work experience/employment site.

  36. Coordinates activities with employer/supervisor at work experience site.

  37. Provides direct supervision and training of students in aspects related to transition such as travel instruction, interviewing skills, job search skills.

  38. Develops work sites to support students in their vocational training.

Starting salary:


$20,517.00 – High School Diploma

$22,017.00 – Has achieved 48 college credits

$24,517.00 – Has attained a Bachelor’s Degree


The salary represents a 188-day work year.  New employees who begin after the first day of the school year will have their salary prorated to the numbers of work days remaining in the school year.

Application Procedure

CIU-20 employees interested in applying for this position must respond in writing or apply via the Applicant Portal by January 19, 2021 to the department and address listed below.

Recruitment Office
Human Resources and Research Services
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
6 Danforth Drive
Easton, PA 18045-7899 FAX  (610) 515-6407

Your on-line application material will be screened and reviewed by the program administrator.   Please be certain to fill out all areas as requested; do not fill in "See Resume."   Record that information from your resume in the fields.   Upload any attachments in a "pdf" format; do not upload Word documents. 

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contact by the administrator regarding an interview date and time.



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