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Transition Coordinator – WISCA Program

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Transition Coordinator at our Watson Institute Social Center for Academic Achievement (WISCA) special education school program. This position will work Monday through Friday.

Job Benefits

At the Watson Institute, we invest in our employees personally and professionally. Check out a few of the employee benefits you’ll receive as a Watson employee:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurances as well as life and long-term disability and access to voluntary benefits. 
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Watson matching employee contributions after 1 year of employment. 
  • Access to Tuition Reimbursement to pursue further education and advanced degrees.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program access for employees who meet the forgiveness program requirements.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and flexible spending accounts.

Learn more about what it’s like to work at the Watson Institute!

Employment Type: Full-time


  • Provide community based instruction and transition consultation for the students in Watson’s program
  • Provide leadership and technical support as a member of the IEP team and help develop and implement the transition plan
  • Participate in classroom team meetings and student staffings
  • Conduct individual or group job readiness classes to prepare students for post-high school living (such as interviewing skills, applications, resume writing, work appropriate social skills, etc.) when appropriate
  • Participate in training for and implementation of Comprehensive Crisis Management and other behavior prevention and management systems and maintain certification
  • Support student transition activities within the school and in the community as they relate to the student’s IEP post-secondary goals
  • Facilitate coordination of and/or conduct formal vocational evaluations, career and interest inventories, aptitude and accommodation assessments and provide written reports of results
  • Develop partnerships with local businesses and community organizations for the purposes of Community Based Vocational Evaluation (CBVE), job shadowing and potential post-school employment
  • Establish and maintain a system for collecting data and monitoring CBVE student progress
  • Supervise the Community Based Specialist(s) as applicable
  • Provide Watson staff professional development regarding the areas of transition programming
  • Serve as Liaison between community transition agencies (Office of Vocational Rehabilitation) for students in the program
  • Make recommendations for pre-vocational and career education curriculum resources
  • Adhere to the Watson Institute’s safety procedures, The Department of Labor Guidelines, and individual agency/worksite regulations
  • Maintain professional competence through professional development
  • Travel daily to various sites and drive students in a van to and from various sites
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related field required
  • Five years’ experience transitioning Special Education students to post-school outcomes preferred and knowledge of adult programming and services preferred
  • The essential functions of this position require the ability to exert moderate physical effort, including bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching, brisk walking, and the ability to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Valid PA Driver’s License and ability to drive students in a van
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances required