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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Life Skills Teacher will carry out programmatic and consultation responsibilities. The Life skills Teacher will be responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of Life Skills Programming, including coordinating student objectives and programming with educational and therapy staff. The Life Skills Teacher will also develop appropriate transition plans for students ages fourteen to twenty one and will oversee the transition process
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Act as a support between the Campus School, families and adult service agencies and providers in planning for and implementing transition to adult life for all students ages fourteen and older
Attend Individual Educational Plan(IEP) meetings and prepare goals, student assessments and quarterly reports, as well as complete the Transition Planning form in the IEP
Maintain records and data for all Life Skills/Transition activities
Attend regularly scheduled classroom team meetings, general staff meetings and in-services
Assist with referrals and admissions process for students 14 years old and older
Assist in transition process for students beginning at age fourteen through their transition at age twenty-one, including applying for guardianship, eligibility for Department of Developmental Service resources, and assisting families in finding appropriate adult day programs
Develop transition portfolios in conjunction with the Service Delivery team for students transitioning to adult day programs
Develop and implement Life Skills programming, in conjunction with classroom teachers
Assume responsibility for planning and assisting students with job placements around the Boston College Campus.
Develop strategies for using adapted design, using available technology and adapting toys and devices as needed to increase student independence and participation in functional activities
Evaluate the effectiveness of components of the Life Skills/Transition program
Provide training to Campus School staff in skills/transition programming as needed
Uphold the mission and values of the Campus School at Boston College.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE Related Work Experience Two to four years of experience working with students with multiple disabilities in a school Knowledge of Life Skills issues for students with multiple disabilities Knowledge of the transition process for students turning twenty-one Knowledge of behavioral management techniques
Formal Education Masters Degree in Special Education or related field Transition Certificate preferred
Skills/Abilities/Competencies Excellent Communication Skills Excellent Organizational Skills Excellent Interpersonal Skills Excellent Technology Skills Excellent Problem Solving Ability Proven ability in area of curriculum and instruction Ability to work as part of a transdisciplinary team Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Assist and/or lift students who have physical disabilities
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.