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Job Training Specialist

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No.: OC-62519 Name: Job Training Specialist
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 08/14/18 05:00PM
Exam Date: 10/13/18 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This position is responsible for providing job and retention skills training for students who possess physical or emotional disabilities that may inhibit their performance in a work environment. As the student becomes more competent, the role of the Job Training Specialist will become less important and decrease over time. The employee works with a caseload of approximately twelve students. The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of a Teacher or other senior level staff member.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's or Bachelor’s degree with a major in Human Services, Education, or one of the social sciences*; OR,

(B) Two (2) years of full-time or its part-time equivalent**** professional** paid work experience working with individuals with special needs*** performing either vocational or employment counseling, or training (such as basic life skills training, job skills development training, job retention skills training, remedial skills training), or as an instructor or instructor’s assistant (such as School Aide, Teacher Aide or Senior Teacher Aide), all of which must be in an educational facility, institution, or agency; OR,

(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience as described by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

*Social sciences – for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, those areas of study concerned with humans living in relation to other humans in a social environment including the following areas: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology, are acceptable. Under this definition, majors such as social psychology and in such areas as “Afro-American studies”, “Judaic studies,” “women’s studies,” “Asian studies,” and “African studies” is acceptable.

**Professional experience , for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, does not include secretarial/clerical or similar experience.

***Individuals with special needs is defined as individuals with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Life activities include functions such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, sitting, standing, lifting, reaching, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.

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