We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions. Massasoit Community College is solidly committed to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures, and practices. Our mission, vision, and values emanate from the principles of diversity and opportunity for all.
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Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer who is committed to increasing diversity across all levels of the college. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.
The MAICEI Program offers inclusive concurrent enrollment opportunities (credit and non-credit courses and extra-curricular activities) for students 18-22 years old with intellectual disabilities from partnering school districts. The Employment Specialist, in collaboration with the MAICEI Program Coordinator and the Director of Academic Support Services, will work with MAICEI students and Job/Educational Coaches for the benefit of increasing student employability skills.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Student Internship Opportunities
Cultivate on-campus internship opportunities by meeting with key campus program managers and administrators to establish partnerships and identify work tasks that students can engage in for 1 – 2 hours per week.
Match student work interests with internship opportunities.
Maintain ongoing communication with internship supervisors to ensure student and supervisor goals are being met.
Train the Educational Coaches to support the students as Job Coaches in the assigned internship setting.
Develop customized Job Coach data sheets and weekly time sheets to track student hours and performance.
Meet weekly with each student and Job Coach to monitor student engagement and review progress in the internship setting.
Complete the Work Based Learning Plan (WBLP) with MAICEI students each semester to create and monitor individual work goals.
Troubleshoot any issues or problems that arise relative to student internships.
Consult with high school liaisons and program coordinator to provide student progress updates.
Maintain student records/portfolio of student performance and work data relative to job skills as provided by the Job Coach.
Provide substitute Job Coaching when district personnel are unable to support their students in the internship site.
Develop or refine program policies, practices, and procedures related to MAICEI campus internships.
Soft Skills of Employability Instruction
Work individually with students to determine general area of vocational interest through discussion and use of tools such as FOCUS2 and www.mynextmove.com.
In partnership with the Program Coordinator, develop and deliver lessons and activities related to the soft skills of employment, e.g. networking, workplace etiquette, completing applications, building a resume, interview skills, etc.
Establish linkages, in conjunction with the Program Coordinator and district staff, to adult service agencies which will support the MAICEI students with securing employment and/or additional vocational opportunities.
Attend Partnership Leadership Team meetings, MAICEI coordinator meetings, and other relevant meetings and trainings both on and off-campus.
Collect and report statistical data and analysis.
Promote and advertise program.
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Career Development, Counseling, or related field
1-3 years' experience working with or teaching young adults with intellectual and/or other disabilities
1-3 years’ experience coordinating internship or other vocational experiences and/or advising in career development or experiential learning
Working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504; commitment to self -advocacy for individuals with disabilities
Strong interpersonal, collaborative, organizational and administrative skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
Knowledge/skill using Microsoft Office applications and Outlook
Knowledge of Universal Design, Person-Centered Planning, adaptive and assistive technology; and other related concepts
Master's Degree strongly preferred
Position Status: Part-time, Non-benefited Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) position. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon availability of funds.
Hours: approximately 15 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semester, and 5 hours per week during pre-semester weeks, schedule will vary as needed.
Salary- $28.29 per hour
Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites.
Deadline to Apply: September 25, 2019
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online.
Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.
Massasoit 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 statutes 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 Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator, Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, email@example.com, or the Associate Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Joseph DiMaria, 508-588-9100, x1417, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208A, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
About Massasoit Community College
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions.Recognizing that our diversity is an important source of our strength, we respond to the needs of our community and expect that everyone at Massasoit respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people. We strive to construct a safe and trustful environment where together we can engage in open dialogue.