Success Coach – Turning Point Program, Grant-Funded

Job description

Bergen Community College has a Grant-funded Success Coach position available for our Turning Point Program.  Under the direction of the Managing Director of the Office of Specialized Services, the Success Coach will be responsible for developing and coordinating all career-based internships and vocational activities associated with career-based programming for students with intellectual disabilities participating in the Turning Point program.  Duties include working with students individually and in small groups in all activities related to vocational activities and internships; establish and maintain an organized and confidential filing system; build and maintain positive and proactive relationships with key College and community stakeholders; develop and foster ongoing relationships with potential employers; research current job openings and interpret job descriptions to determine pay rats; confer and obtain feedback regarding students internship experiences, interact and collaborate with community based partners regarding employment initiatives; collaborate with various staff to complete all program related responsibilities as outlined in the TPSID grant.  Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, staff development meetings and meetings with community partners; interact with and act as a liaison to DVRS and other agencies as needed to support students goals toward employment; prepare and track all career based activities and outcomes and other duties as assigned. 

Required: Bachelor’s degree in special education, human services, vocational rehabilitation or related field.  Minimum of 1-3 years experience in the job placement field required.  Working knowledge of preferred.  Previous experience working with young adults with intellectual disabilities in a postsecondary setting preferred.  Demonstrated understanding of the community college mission and practices an open door policy.  Working knowledge of coordinating services with multiple agencies, business and educational partners.  Knowledge of state and federal laws and statutes relating to the rights of individuals with disabilities with specific attention to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as they relate to the employment setting is required.  Excellent written, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required.  Must have the ability to follow established protocols, have private transportation and the ability to work a varied schedule as needed.  Must be able to multi-task, work independently with limited supervision and interact effectively with a diverse student population. 

All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code G-SUCCESS COACH), curriculum vitae, salary requirements and three professional references with current contact information.  To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by November 16, 2018.  Send materials by email with the appropriate job code in the subject line to [email protected].


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Paramus, New Jersey 07652 

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Posted: 11/5/2018
Application Due: 11/16/2018
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