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CAREER DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Chatham County Schools (learn more)

Pittsboro, NC (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3307950
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: June 30, 2020

Job Description

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Director of Pupil Services, to provide students with special needs, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with information on career and or educational opportunities; administer and interpret career assessment tools; and assist students with special needs in developing educational and occupational goals and plans.

Essential Performance Responsibilities
  • Assists students in evaluating students' aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data, and works with students with special needs in developing education and occupation plans consistent with such evaluation.
  • Assists students with special needs in evaluating career interests and choices.
  • Obtains and disseminates information regarding occupational opportunities to students and to classes studying occupations.
  • Assists students with identifying and applying for employment opportunities.
  • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with guidance services.
  • Researches educational and career opportunities, and coordinates with teachers, college and university personnel, resource specialists, and business and community organizations for the purpose of providing information, and making recommendations.
  • Serves as ready resource to students with special needs to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity to the greatest extent feasible.
  • Plans and coordinates field trips to businesses and other organizations related to responsibilities.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of the business community as well as organizations representing individuals with disabilities.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current developments in business and industry regarding career opportunities and employment for individuals with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
                Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Job Duties for this position.

Education
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Masters Degree preferred.
Experience:  Successful prior teaching experience in Special Education. 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Vocational/Career Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Contact Information

    • Janice Frazier
    • 369 West Street
    • Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312

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