Location: West Barnstable, MA Category: Administrative Positions Posted On: Wed Sep 16 2020 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Program Implementation Specialist will coordinate Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) Program activities, developing comprehensive academic supports for high school students in transition, age 18-21, with intellectual disabilities to promote access to campus life and college coursework in an inclusive setting. This individual will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of the program including: development of person-center plans, development of strategies to promote access to postsecondary education, and support for career development and competitive employment; identifying high-risk students with disabilities and assisting them in their pursuit of successful higher education; developing academic strategies and planning for accommodations to promote successful integration of students with disabilities; working closely with the Coordinator of the O'Neill Center for Disability Services, Learning Disabilities Specialist and Instructional Support Technician; convening Partnership Leadership Team meetings for planning and problem solving; acting as a liaison to the high schools; managing budget and preparing reports for funding agency.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Assess the learning strengths and areas of development for individual students including: review and update educational accommodation plans detailing testing, classroom, and assistive technology accommodations and appropriate learning strategies needed both inside and outside of the classroom; assist new and continuing students with educational planning and scheduling; consult with educational coaches and high school transition specialists regarding instructional needs of students; identify problem areas affecting student performance; develop strategies and interventions appropriate to student needs; counsel and provide individual assistance to students with academic challenges; consult with faculty and other college professionals to develop and implement educational accommodations; participate in IEP and transition meetings with students, families, high school staff, and adult service providers, as appropriate; and provide academic advising to students enrolled in the MAICEI Program including assist students with course registration and advise students on credit vs. audit options.
Participate in recruitment, admissions and orientation of incoming students including: develop and/or update program materials and MAICEI Family Handbook for incoming students and their families; coordinate campus tours; assist families in understanding how to navigate the postsecondary education system and how it is different from the K-12 system; co-facilitate Person-Centered Plans (PCPs) for incoming MAICEI students in collaboration with sending districts; coordinate new student orientation for MAICEI students; develop and/or update program materials and presentations; train students on the use of Cape Cod Community College email; collaborate with high school transition specialists on scheduling of educational coaches and transportation; and consult with other on-campus support services regarding the needs of students.
Follow up on high-risk students with disabilities who have an Accommodations Plan.
Review the evaluation and reports of high risk students with disabilities and suggest additional strategies and accommodations in order to increase their chances of success.
Work with faculty on implementing College Accommodations Plans.
Assist in proctoring exams for students with disabilities.
Supervise educational coaches.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in special education, psychology or a closely related field plus five (5) years of experience and/or training that includes teaching students with learning disabilities and cognitive limitations, administering/interpreting educational and psychological tests, curriculum development, and program administration or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Working knowledge of the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 and the strict requirements for confidentiality.
Strong computer skills and some knowledge of working with websites.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in oral and written communications.
Ability to read psycho-educational reports and determine appropriate strategies and accommodations for students with disabilities following the guidelines of Section 504 and the ADA/AA law.
Ability to work with outside agencies in coordinating programs for students with disabilities.
COMPENSATION: 30 hours/week from October 2020 through June 30, 2021, at $33.14/ hour. MCCC Unit position; grant-funded and includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 7, 2020
Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.
This appointment is subject to grant funding and the FY 2021 budget appropriations.
Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.
Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.